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

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

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

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