Nurses leaving Charing Cross Hospital for service in South Africa

Medium: oil on canvas; Measurements: H97 x W71 cm; Imperial College Healthcare Charity Art Collection Accession Number: HH860; Acquisition: Presented by Miss Cochrane Background Although we know a number of Charing Cross nurses joined the Princess Christian Army Nursing Service (Reserve) and served in South Africa, most did not embark until 1900. These are the nurses we are aware of: … Read More

PATTERSON, Marion F

Biography Sister Marion F. Patterson trained at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh. She joined the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on March 28, 19001. Nursing Service in the Boer War She left Southampton for South Africa on the Canada on April 14, 19002. During the Boer War Sister Marion F. Patterson served at the General Hospital, Wynberg3. General Hospital, … Read More

PATERSON, L M

Nursing Service in the Boer War Nurse L. M. Paterson joined the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on August 26, 19011. During the Boer War Sister L. M. Paterson served at Bloemfontein2. References War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) as at 30th September National Archives: WO 100/229 QSA Medal Roll p185 created at … Read More

PARSONS, Mable

Biography Sister Mabel Parsons trained at the Swansea General and Eye Hospital in Swansea. She joined the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on March 28, 19001. Nursing Service in the Boer War During the Boer War Sister Mabel Parsons served at the Stationary Hospital, Middleburg2 3. References War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) … Read More

PARSONS, Louisa

Nursing Service in the Boer War Nurse Louisa Parsons was a Nursing Sister in the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve). During the Boer War Sister Louisa Parsons served at the General Hospital, Bloemfontein1. References National Archives: WO 100/229 QSA Medal Roll p160 created at No9 General Hospital, Bloemfontein; September, 1901

PARMINTER, Kate

Biography Sister Kate Parminter trained at the London Hospital in London. She joined the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on July 11, 19001. Nursing Service in the Boer War During the Boer War Sister Kate Parminter served at the General Hospital, Pretoria2. References War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) as at 30th September … Read More

PARKER, Martha Donaldson

Biography Nursing Sister Martha Donaldson Parker trained at the Warneford Hospital in Leamington. She joined the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on July 24, 19001. Nursing service in the Boer War During the Boer War Sister Martha Donaldson Parker served at No. 6 General Hospital and also at No. 13 General Hospital in Johannesburg2. References War Office: Princess Christian’s … Read More

PALLOTT, Adeline Annie

Biography Sister Adeline Annie Pallott trained at the Royal Hants County Hospital in Winchester. She joined the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on March 9, 19001. Nursing Service in the Boer War During the Boer War Sister Adeline Annie Pallott served at Wynberg; Norvals Pont; and Bloemfontein2 3 4. References War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army … Read More

PAGET, Jane

Biography Sister Jane Paget trained at the Royal City of Dublin Hospital in Dublin. She joined the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on 30th September 19001. Nursing Service in the Boer War During the Boer War Sister Jane Paget served at the Military Hospital, Aldershot1, and in the lines of communication, Cape Town2. References War Office (1900) Nominal Roll … Read More

Mary Ridley Makepeace

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A ward on the Hospital Ship Spartan, Sister Makepeace in charge

While browsing through copies of the Black and White Budget from 1900 I came across some photographs of the nurses on the Hospital Ship Spartan. Unusually the nurses are named. One of them, Sister Mary Ridley Makepeace was a nurse in my Boer War database who was also one of the Boer War veterans to serve in WW1, retiring in … Read More