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Plymouth nurse who died during the First World War to be given commemorative headstone

Olive Bennett died during the First World War. Photo:

A Plymouth nurse who died during the First World War has been given a commemorative headstone more than 100 years after her death.

Nurse Olive Bennett was part of the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD).

She died on October 30, 1916.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission organises headstones for people who are casualties of war.

Because her death was never recorded as a casualty of war, she was not given a headstone.

A project called 'In from the Cold' searches for forces personnel not on the Roll of Honour and it discovered Bennett's story.

A special ceremony is taking place at Ford Park Cemetery to commemorate the award.

The service starts at 2pm.