Maria Nest Jones Bradly, née Davies (1897-1983) was a VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) at Nannau from 5th March 1918 to April 1919. She was previously at Llandovery from 12th January 1917 to 2nd December 1917.
Maria married Joseph Dunstan Bradly (1898-1964) in 1922. He was an officer in the RFC (Royal Flying Corps) and had several crashes which resulted in brain damage. His medical record shows that he was transferred to Nannau on 29th July 1920.
Maria came from a landed family near Carmarthen (Upland Mansion, Llandyfeilog). Her grandfather, Edward Morris Davies (1818-1900), in addition to his connections with Carmarthenshire, also had connections with the Barmouth area.
When Maria left Nannau she was presented with a book of photographs – which included some of the medical staff, nurses and patients – most being annotated, there are about 100 in total.
Many thanks to her grandson, Paul Bradly, for permission to use the images on this website. All copyright belongs to him.
NOTE FROM PAUL: I am absolutely sure that the nurse at the front of this picture is my grandmother.