The seventh in a series of articles which recognises real-life Outlaw Heroes
Dr Elsie Inglis was a Scottish doctor and suffragist.
In 1914, aged 49 and with 16 years of hospital experience, she offered her services to the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), but was turned down because women were to be kept away from the front lines.
However, Inglis used this opportunity to set up the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for Foreign Service, which ran field hospitals and dressing stations in France, Serbia, Turkey and Russia.
They performed extraordinarily valuable work in some of the most difficult circumstances.
Interned in Serbia, Inglis returned home where she discovered she had cancer, but carried on her work, taking another unit to Russia.
She died the day after she returned to Britain in November 1917.
Inglis was fighting battles on more than one front during the war: she was fighting to save the lives threatened by wounds and disease, and to prove women doctors could do wartime medical work as well as men.