Kirsty Boden: Queen’s bravery award for Australian nurse killed in London Bridge terror attack

The heroic actions of South Australian nurse Kirsty Boden, who was killed as she tried to help other victims of last year’s London Bridge terrorist attack, have been honoured with a posthumous award for bravery from the Queen.Dubbed “the angel of London Bridge” by the British media, the 28-year-old, originally from Loxton in the state’s Riverland, was one of two Australians killed in the attack which claimed eight lives.

Terrorists drove a van along the pavement and rammed pedestrians, before stabbing others near Borough Market on the night of June 3.As the attack unfolded, Ms Boden โ€” who had been enjoying a night out โ€” rushed to save other victims.

Her courage has earned her a place on this year’s Civilian Gallantry honours list, securing the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery.”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,” the citation reads.

Source: Kirsty Boden: Queen’s bravery award for Australian nurse killed in London Bridge terror attack – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)