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, Kroonstad4. General Hospital, Bloemfontein5 and General Hospital, Middleburg6.

References

  1. War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) as at 30th September
  2. The Times, April 16, 1900 p8a&8b
  3. The National Archives: WO 100/229 QSA Medal Roll p4 created at No1 General Hospital, Wynberg; dated July 14, 1901
  4. WO 100/229 QSA Medal Roll p28 created at No3 General Hospital, Kroonstad; dated August 7, 1901
  5. WO 100/229 QSA Medal Roll p160 created at No9 General Hospital, Bloemfontein; September, 1901
  6. WO 100/353 KSA Medal Roll p23 created at Middleburg; February 23, 1903

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

  1. War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) as at 30th September
  2. National Archives: WO 100/229 QSA Medal Roll p185 created at Lines of Communication, Bloemfontein; August 26, 1901

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

  1. War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) as at 30th September
  2. The National Archives: WO 100/229 QSA Medal Roll p120 created at No17 Stationary Hospital, Middleburg; August 8, 1901
  3. The National Archives: WO 100/353 KSA Medal Roll p23 created at Middleburg; February 23, 1903

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

  1. 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

  1. War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) as at 30th September
  2. The National Archives: WO 100/229 QSA Medal Roll p174 created at No19 General Hospital, Pretoria; November 22, 1901

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

  1. War Office: Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) Nominal Roll dated September 30 1900
  2. The National Archive: War Office 100/229 QSA Medal Roll p72 created at No13 General Hospital, Johannesburg; dated October 17, 1901

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

  1. War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) as at 30th September
  2. The National Archives: WO 100/229 QSA Medal Roll p4 created at No.1 General Hospital, Wynberg; dated July 14, 1901
  3. The National Archives: WO 100/229 QSA Medal Roll p63 created at No.10 General Hospital, Norvals Pont; dated July 15, 1901
  4. The National Archives: WO 100/229 QSA Medal Roll p95 created at No.5 Stationary Hospital, Bloemfontein; dated August 28, 1901

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

  1. War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) as at 30th September
  2. The National Archives: WO 100/229 QSA Medal Roll p187 created at Lines of Communication, Capetown; August 13, 1901

Mary Ridley Makepeace

A ward on the Hospital Ship Spartan, Sister Makepeace in charge
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 1917 because of ill-health, having served over 22 years as an Army nurse.

MAKEPEACE, Mary Ridley

Biography

Mary Ridley Makepeace was born on the 7th January 1860, in Newcastle-on-Tyne. She was privately educated and entered nurse training at the London Hospital in August 1890. She completed a two-ryear certificate and then had a short spell as a staff nurse at the Throat Hospital, before moving to a post at Croydon General Hospital1.

Nursing in the Victorian Wars

Mary Ridley Makepeace joined the Army Nursing Service in October 1894. She was posted to the Royal Victoria Hospital Netley and then moved to the Shorncliffe Military Hospital in March 18971.

Nursing service in the Boer War

In October 1899 she was posted to the Hospital Ship Spartan, and then to the Hospital Ship Avoca from February 1900 to October 1901. She then had several postings in the Orange River Colony1.

The crew, Medical Officers and Sisters on the Hospital Ship Spartan.
The crew, Medical Officers and Sisters on the Hospital Ship Spartan. Mary Ridley Makepeace is numbered ‘5’2.
A ward on the Hospital Ship Spartan, Sister Makepeace in charge
A ward on the Hospital Ship Spartan, Sister Makepeace in charge2.

Nursing service after the Boer War

In February 1903 she was accepted into the newly formed Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service as a Sister3. She came back from South Africa in 1905 and returned to the RVH Netley for a short while before being posted to the Military Hospital Cork. During her time in Cork she passed her examinations to become a Matron.

She was next posted to the Military Hospital Devonport in November 1909, where she remained until being sent to Malta as Matron in June 1914.

Nursing service in WW1

Matron Makepeace was serving in Malta at the outbreak of war and remained their until being invalided home in July 1916. She was placed on retired pay on account of her ill health on the 21st April 1917, having served over 22 years as an Army nurse1.

References

  1. The National Archives: War Office 399/ 5554
  2. Black and White Budget January 6th, 1900 pp. 22-23
  3. London Gazette May 26th, 1903 p.3365