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Australian Nurse Who Died Trying To Save Others In London Bridge Attack Honoured By The Queen

'Kirsty Boden displayed courage and compassion without concern for her own safety'

South Australian nurse Kirsty Boden tragically lost her life after she rushed to help others after the London Bridge terror attack in June 2017.

The 28-year-old, who was killed while rushing to the aid of people on the bridge, has now been honoured posthumously for her bravery by the Queen.

Boden is one of eight people recognized on the Civilian Gallantry honours list, it is one of the largest groups awarded for a single event since World War 1, reports Seven News.

“As she tried to save the life of an injured person, the terrorists attacked her and she was fatally wounded,” the citation reads.

“It is without a doubt that Kirsty Boden displayed courage and compassion when, without concern for her own safety, she went to assist those who were injured.

“She could have taken cover to protect herself, as most people caught up in such a serious and life threatening situations would have done.

“However, being a nurse, she took her training to care for others to the highest level.”

The horrific attack saw eight people lose their lives and left 48 were injured and police forced to shoot the three attackers dead.

“As she ran towards danger, in an effort to help people on the bridge, Kirsty sadly lost her life,” her family said in a statement following her death. “We are so proud of Kirsty’s brave actions which demonstrate how selfless, caring and heroic she was, not only on that night, but throughout all of her life. Kirsty – we love you and we will miss you dearly.”

Her family described the 28-year-old nurse as “loved and adored by her family, friends and boyfriend. She was the most outgoing, kind and generous person who loved to help people. Helping people was what she loved to do in her job as a nurse and in her daily life.

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