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 … Read More

PAGET, Annie

Biography Sister Annie 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 Annie Paget served at the Military Hospital, Aldershot1, and in the lines of communication, Cape Town2. References War Office (1900) Nominal Roll … Read More

LLOYD, Ethel Beatrice

Biography Ethel Beatrice LLOYD (known as Beatrice), was born in Lewisham, Kent in 1874 1. Her father was a ‘Tea Broker’ 2 3. She trained at The London Hospital 4. Beatrice was one of the second group of nurses from the London Hospital to be chosen to go to South Africa: It is an open secret how deeply the gentle … Read More

JOEL, Amy Bertha

Biography Sister Amy Bertha JOEL trained at the St Marylebone Infirmary, Notting Hill, London1. She is noted as a “locally employed nurse” on the medal roll for No. 7 General Hospital, which means she would have made her own way to South Africa and then offered her services to the Army2. She joined the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) … Read More

HOARE, Brenda Marie

Biography Brenda Marie Hoare was born about 1872 in Kandy, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Her father was a coffee plantation owner. He was a member of the aristocratic Irish Hoare family. The 1891 census showed her living with her mother and siblings in Bournemouth having returned to England to be educated1. The 1901 census showed her visiting her sister in … Read More

FITZMAURICE, Flora Kathleen

Biography Flora Kathleen FITZMAURICE trained at the Royal City of Dublin Hospital. She joined the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on 2July, 19001. Nursing Service in the Boer War Sister Flora Kathleen FITZMAURICE served with the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital at Deelfontein before transferring to the South African Constabulary2, 3. References  War Office: Nominal Roll of the Princess Christian’s Army … Read More

DASENT, Ethel Margaret

Biography Ethel Margaret DASENT was born in Alford, Lincolnshire in about 1866. She trained at the London Hospital and joined Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on February the 9th 19001. References War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) as at 30th September

DALY, Louisa Ann

Biography Louisa Ann DALY was born on October 30th, 1878. She was one of the first nurses to graduate from the Johannesburg hospital. Her grandfather was Dr Ramsay Daly who was a surgeon at The Johannesburg hospital1. Nursing Service in the Boer War Nurse Louisa Ann DALY served in the Boer War as a civilian nurse. She was employed at … Read More

CRAWFORD, AM

Nursing Service in the Boer War Nurse AM CRAWFORD was noted as a civilian nurse at Mafeking during the siege1,2, for which she was awarded the Royal Red Cross3. References   The National Archives: War Office WO 100/229 QSA Medal Roll p153 created at Victoria Civil Hospital, Mefeking (siege), note: to Imperial Hospital, Mefeking   The National Archives: War Office … Read More

COVEY, E

Nursing Service in the Boer War Sister E COVEY served with the South African Constabulary1 References The National Archives: War Office WO 100/272 QSA Medal Roll for the South African Constabulary, p.52.