Category - Serbian heroes

The Great War Hero: Ethel May Gillingham

Ethel May Gillingham was born in Geelong (Victoria) and completed her nursing training at Colac Hospital in 1911. In 1914 Ethel was in England as part of a working holiday. After the outbreak of the...

Ruth Stanley Farnam (1873-1946)

Ruth Farnam may seem an unlikely sergeant even today, but was particularly so at the time she became one: October of 1916. She had worked in a Serbian hospital founded by an American woman married to...

The Great War Hero: Radoje Ljutovac – Raka

Radoje Ljutovac – Raka, Serbian Army artillery soldier who shot down an enemy aircraft with a cannon in 1915, was born on this day (4 September) in 1887. During the First World War he was...

The Great War Hero: Flora Sandes (1876-1956)

Flora Sandes (1876-1956) was a British nurse who subsequently enlisted as a Serbian Army soldier during the First World War. Flora was born in Yorkshire, England in 1876.She daughter of an Irish...

The Great War Hero: Milunka Savić (1888 –1973)

Milunka Savić (1888 –1973) was a Serbian war heroine who fought in the Balkan Wars and in World War I. She is recognised as the most-decorated female combatant in the entire history of warfare...

The Great War Hero: Radomir Putnik (1847-1917)

Radomir Putnik (1847-1917), the Serbian Chief of General Staff, began the First World War in rather unfortunate circumstances, one that caused no small amount of amusement in diplomatic circles in...

The Great War Hero: Zivojin Misic (1855-1921)

Zivojin Misic (1855-1921) was the most prominent – and successful – of Serbia’s field commanders during World War One. Born on 19 January 1855, Zivojin Misic saw service in all...