Elizabeth Ambrose was born in Wood Green about 18651. She trained at the Charing Cross Hospital, London and joined the Princess Christian Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on August 13th 19002.

Nursing Service in the Boer War

She served in Kimberley in South Africa3 as well as the Connaught Military Hospital, Farnborough1.


  1. England Census 1901 RG13/1105 Connaught Military Hospital, Farnborough
  2. War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) as at 30th September
  3. The National Archives: WO 100/229 QSA Medal Roll p202 created at Kimberley; March 25, 1900
  4. The National Archives: WO 100/229 QSA Medal Roll p225 created at AMD5; April 29, 1903