Emily Jane Wood: Diary July 1900

July 1st: I didn’t write such a long letter as I meant to because I was feeling seedy and had been ordered to bed. (Diarrhoea etc but we all go through it when we 1st come out). I am not ill and have the best of attention. Well! You ask me to tell you everything about ourselves. Our lovely corrugated … Read More

Emily Jane Wood: Diary June 1900

10th June: Anchored in the basin 1/2 hr. after midnight (this morning). It was a lovely evening. We had dancing on deck. There is a big moon now and it was so beautifully clear. Table Mountain looked lovely. We went to bed soon after 2 a.m. and got up at 1/4 to 7. The sun was rising and looked lovely … Read More

Emily Jane Wood: Diary May 1900

Arundel Castle May 19th Saturday Had a good journey to Southampton and a most enthusiastic send off, the streets thronged. It is now 10 p.m. and as I am sharing a cabin with 2 others must not write much tonight, I am going to be revaccinated but not inoculated. 21st May: Yesterday was lovely and the sea beautiful, we were … Read More

Emily Jane Wood’s Boer War Diary

Emily Jane Wood trained at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. She joined Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) in May 1900 as part of the Scottish Red Cross Hospital forming up to go to South Africa. As well as serving with the Scottish Red Cross Hospital she served in Kroonstad, Pretoria and Kimberley. At the end of the war she stayed … Read More