CORLYON, Thomasina Lissette

Biography Thomasina Lissette CORLYON was born in 1874 at Crosshill in Refrewshire 1, although she was baptised in Everton, Lancashire2. The 1881 Census shows her living with her Mother (shown as a widow) in Everton1, but by 1891 she had returned to Scotland3 Nursing Service in the Boer War Sister Thomasina Lissette CORLYON served with the South African Constabulary 4 … Read More

COBBOLD, Theodosia Agnes

Biography Mrs Theodosia Agnes COBBOLD (neé Sinclair) who was the great granddaughter of Lord Chief Justice Denman, trained at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford. On the 1891 census she was listed as a Lady Nurse on the Isle of Wight 1. She married Charles Augustus Cobbold in Ontario, Canada. Nursing Service in the Boer War She volunteered for service with … Read More


Biography The Nursing Record and Hospital World 1 gave an account of Mrs Kate CLAYTON after she died. Mrs Clayton (neé Collins) trained for two years at the General Hospital, Cheltenham (1880-1882) and subsequently obtained a three year certificate at the Salop Infirmary, Shrewsbury. Her appointment as Home Sister at the St Helena Home brought her to London, where she … Read More

CLARKE, Nellie Auger

Biography Nellie Auger BOND was born in Cretingham, Suffolk about 1870. Her father was a farmer, farming 580 acres1. She had a sister, Alice Sweeting BOND who also became a military nurse. She trained at the General Infirmary, Bedford2. The 1891 Census shows her working as a Staff Nurse there1 . Nursing Service in the Victorian Wars She joined Princess … Read More

CLARIDGE, Sarah Alice

Biography Sarah Alice CLARIDGE trained as a nurse at the General Hospital, Birmingham, and then joined the Staffordshire Nurses’ Insitute, working as a private nurse for two years. She rejoined the General Hospital, Birmingham1, and it was from there she joined Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on July 19, 19002 Nursing Service in the Boer War During the Boer War … Read More

CHATFIELD, Mabel Jesson

Biography Mabel Jesson Chatfield was born in Quaggerfontein in the Bloemfontein district of South Africa, on June 12, 1875. Her father had emigrated to South Africa and was a farmer.  When she was 17 Mabel asked Sister Henrietta Stockdale at Kimberley Hospital if she could be a nurse. She was told she was too young, so she set up a … Read More

CAMERON, Anna Gardiner

Biography Anna Gardiner CAMERON was born on March 25th, 1855. She enlisted in the Army Nursing Service on June 13th, 1891. Nursing Service in Victorian Wars Sister Cameron served in Egypt during the campaign there 1. Nursing Service in the Boer War Sister Cameron served as a member of the Army Nursing Service during the Boer War, and was based … Read More

BICKFORD, Sarah Alice

Biography Sister Sarah Alice Bickford trained at the General Hospital in Birmingham. She joined the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on February 23, 1900 1. Reference War Office: Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) as at 30th September

BICKERDIKE, Elizabeth Mabel

Biography Elizabeth Mabel Bickerdike was born about 1873 in Bombay, India. Her father was an East India merchant. The 1881 Census showed her living with her family in Surrey, England1 as did the census for 18912 and she was educated at the Girls High School, Croydon. She trained as a nurse at the Infirmary in Bolton, Lancashire, and then worked … Read More


Biography Katy Beaufoy was born in Aston, Birmingham on the 20th December, 1868. Her father was the Superintendent of the Birmingham Post Office. She trained at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital in Devon starting on the 16th October, 1893. After qualifying she was Sister of the Operating Theatres for eighteen months, then Sister of the Male Wards for six … Read More