Florence ABRAHAM was born in Melbourne, Australia about 1871[mfn]The National Archive: England Census RG12/346 1891 St George’s Hospital[/mfn]. 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, 1900[mfn]War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) as at 30th September[/mfn].

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 Hospital[mfn]The National Archives: England Census RG13/2112 1901 Devonport Military Hospital[/mfn].

After the Boer War

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