Unfortunately, those injuries were still sufficient to keep her from full health and mobility. She really had become a liability out on the field, but she still had her leadership and nursing skills to fall back upon.
Two years earlier, Flora had been turned down by a nursing corps for lack of qualifications. Now Sergeant-Major Sandes was placed in charge of a whole hospital. For the next six years, she ran it with military precision, becoming reunited with Emily Simmonds along the way.
In 1918, Flora received her final promotion into the officer class. She was hitherto Captain Flora Sandes, the first woman ever to achieve such a commission.
Even after the end of the First World War, the hospital kept on going, as wounds did not magically heal with the Armistice. In fact, Captain Sandes was not demobilized until October 1922, four years after the last shots were fired in World War One.
But she did not go home. Flora remained on in Serbia for the next five years. In May 1927, she met and married General Yuri Yudenitch, a Russian officer in the White Army stationed in Serbia. The couple lived for some time in France, before returning to Belgrade. On this occasion, Flora drove Serbia's first ever taxicab.
In April 1941, when the German Army invaded Yugoslavia, the couple were recalled into military service. Before they could take up their posts, the couple were captured by the Gestapo.
Their internment in a prisoner of war camp was only brief, but it was enough to destroy the health of Yuri Yudenitch. Despite his wife's care, he died in September 1941.
By now, it was too much even for a stout spirit such as Captain Flora Sandes-Yudenitch. On the next flight to Britain, she finally returned home. She lived out her final years in Suffolk, on the east coast of England.
In November 1956, Flora Sandes-Yudenitch died peacefully in her bed aged eighty years old.