ALDER, Evelyn

Biography Miss Evelyn ALDER was born in Honition, Devon about 18691 2. She trained at the Royal Infirmary, Bristol3. Nursing Service during the Boer War Sister ALDER served in the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve)3, joining on March 23, 1900, although we have not seen her in any of the medal rolls. The 1911 census shows her working as … Read More

AINSWORTH, Lilian

Biography Lilian AINSWORTH was born in Newrath, Kilkenny, Ireland, about 18721. She trained as a nurse at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester and joined the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on February 4th, 18982. Nursing Service in the Boer War Sister Lilian Ainsworth travelled to South Africa with No. 10 General Hospital in the Hospital Ship Avoca3, leaving … Read More

AGG, Constance Louise

Biography Louisa Constance Agg was born in Winchester in 1869[mfn]England & Wales Birth Index, 1837 – 1915[/mfn]. Her father was a retired Colonel in the 51st Regiment. She was brought up in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire[mfn]The National Archive: England Census 1871 RG10 2664/ 49/ 15/ 835331[/mfn] [mfn]The National Archive: England Census RG11/ 2569/ 93/ 17/ 1341619[/mfn]. She started her nurse training in … Read More

ADKINS, Eleanor Elizabeth

Bibliography Eleanor Elizabeth ADKINS was born in Weedon, Northamptonshire, about 1873[mfn]The National Archives: England Census 1911: RG14; 5682; 77[/mfn]. She trained as a nurse at the North-West London, Hospital, and joined Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on February 23, 1900[mfn]War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) as at 30th September[/mfn]. Nursing Service in the … Read More

ADDISON, Constance Spong

Biography Constance Addison was born in South Africa on March 15th, 1867[mfn]Family History: http://www.hallowsgenealogy.co.uk/add03.htm[/mfn]. Nursing Service in the Boer War Nurse Constance Spong ADDISON served as a member of the Natal Volunteers[mfn]The National Archives: War Office WO 100/229 Queen’s South Africa Medal Roll p221 created at Pietermaritzburg, Natal; August 24, 1901[/mfn]. She was awarded the Royal Red Cross for nursing … Read More

ABRAHAM, Florence

Biography Florence ABRAHAM was born in Melbourne, Australia about 1871[mfn]The National Archive: England Census RG12/346 1891 St George’s Hospital[/mfn]. The 1891 census shows Florence as a probationer at St George’s Hospitall. She joined Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on May 4, 1900[mfn]War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) as at 30th September[/mfn]. Nursing service … Read More

ADDAMS-WILLIAMS, Florence Ellen

Biography Superintendent Miss Florence Ellen ADDAMS-WILLIAMS was born on April 18, 1859. She trained as a nurse at the Royal Infirmary, EdinburghTooley, SA. (1906) The History of Nursing in The British Empire. London: S.H. Bousfield & Co. Ltd.. Nursing Service in the Victorian Wars She joined the Army Nursing Service on October 1st 1885, and in 1898 was serving at … Read More

Emily Jane Wood

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Imperial Yeomanry Hospital Pretoria

We have now started to publish a transcription of the Boer War diary of Sister Emily Jane Wood. 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 … Read More