Lulu Wolfe graduated from the Newark City Hospital School of Nursing in 1912. Wolfe joined the Army during the war and was assigned to Base Hospital No. 48 at the Mars Hospital Center, Mars-sur-Allier, France. Working under primitive conditions, the medical staff treated soldiers suffering from shrapnel wounds and the effects of gas poisoning. Part of patient care included entertainment and social activities, and Wolfe’s records reflect the psychological value of camaraderie.
To find out more about Lulu Wolfe’s wartime service and correspondence, read “A Century Old Modern Romance” by Jessica Henn, Collections Assistant, Women In Military Service for America Memorial Foundation.
Objects Courtesy Lulu Belle (Wolfe) Smith Collection, Gift of Ellen Mertens, Women’s Memorial Foundation Collection