Mary Elmes


Mary Elmes born Cork, Ireland May 5, 1908 (d. 2002). Irish nurse. Served as nurse for Quaker American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) during Spanish Civil War, 1937-39. Arrested, 1943; jailed six months. Received Righteous Among the Nations Award for saving lives of Jewish children in France during WWII under auspices of AFSC.


We all suffered inconveniences in those days, didn’t we?” (Rosemary Bailey, The Story Continues; photo