Margaret Butler Alexander trained at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow1. She joined the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on March 23rd, 19001.

Nursing Service in the Boer War

She served at the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital2 and with the Scottish National Red Cross Hospital3. She was noted as ‘on duty’ on the Trojan returning to England with sick and wounded, leaving South Africa on September 24th 19004.


  1. War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) as at 30th September
  2. The National Archives: WO 100/130 QSA Medal Roll p228 created at The Imperial Yeomanry Hospital, Pretoria; dated July 13, 1901
  3. The National Archives: WO 100/225 QSA Medal Roll p213 created at Scottish National Red Cross Hospital, Glasgow; dated May 2, 1901
  4. The Times, October 1, 1900 4b