Biography

Florence ABRAHAM was born in Melbourne, Australia about 18711The National Archive: England Census RG12/346 1891 St George’s Hospital. The 1891 census shows Florence as a probationer at St George’s Hospitall. She joined Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on May 4, 19002War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) as at 30th September.

Nursing service in the Boer War

Sister Florence ABRAHAM does not appear on the medal rolls for South Africa, but the 1901 census shows her working as a military nurse at the Devonport Military Hospital3The National Archives: England Census RG13/2112 1901 Devonport Military Hospital.

After the Boer War

The 1911 Census shows Florence as a civilian nurse working at Nettleton House, Caistor, Lincolnshire4The National Archives: England Census RG14/20017 1911 Nettleton House, Caistor, Lincolnshire, so it is unlikely she continued in a military career.