'Angel of London Bridge' Kirsty Boden honoured for heroics that cost her her life


Kirsty Boden died as she tried to help others in the London Bridge terror attack. Now a nursing scholarship in her name will help others carry on her legacy of "loving care".

Ms Boden, 28, was dubbed the Angel of London Bridge after she was killed by terrorists as she tried to help others injured in the June attack.

The South Australian nurse did not hesitate to help after three attackers rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge then stabbed revellers in nearby bars,.

Kirsty Boden originally hailed from Loxton in South Australia's Riverland. Photo: Supplied

Eight people were killed, including Ms Boden and another Australian, 21-year-old Queensland woman Sara Zelenak.

The scholarship, announced in London by Flinders University and the South Australian government, will award two nursing students $10,000 each to help with their studies.

Ms Boden was born in Loxton in regional South Australia and studied nursing at Flinders University before going to live in London in 2013.

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill announced the scholarships in London on Saturday, saying the government hoped it honoured her memory.

"The circumstances of her death also say something about the way in which she lived her life - a life that was selfless and one that we wanted to honour," he told reporters.

"In years to come, nursing students from regional South Australia just like Kirsty will get the support they need so they can carry on her legacy of loving care.

Her partner James Hodder said the scholarship gave her family comfort because she loved being a nurse.

"The fact that there will be future generations going on to nursing with her name, and hopefully those who are in need as well, it means a lot to us."

Mr Weatherill laid a wreath later at London Bridge.

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