BAINES, Martha Sophia

Biography Sister Martha Sophia BAINES was born and baptised in 1870, in Thorpe Mandeville, Northamptonshire 1. Her father was a grocer and gardener 2 3 . She trained at The London Hospital, and joined Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on July 11, 1900 4. Martha was one of the second group of nurses from the London Hospital to be … Read More

BADGER, Lavinia

Biography Lavinia Badger was born on the 4th October, 1869, in Rotherham, Yorkshire, daughter of William and Anne. William was a Mechanical Engineer1 2 3. She trained at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast and joined Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) in 1899. Nursing Service in the Boer War Most of her time in South Africa was at the … Read More

BABB, Mary Lyneham Tanyer

Biography Mary Lyneham Tanyer BABB was born in Dittisham, Totnes, Devon on August 19th, 1863. She trained at St Thomas’ Hospital, London before enlisting in Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on April 22nd, 1897. She was given the service number 721. Nursing Service in the Boer War She left for South Africa on the German from Southampton on October … Read More

ANDERSON, Hannah

Biography Hannah ANDERSON was born in Wylam, Northumberland about 18711. She trained as a nurse at the Crumpsall Infirmary, Manchester2. Nursing service in the Boer War Sister Hannah ANDERSON joined the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) 12 May 19002. She served in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Newcastle3 4 5 6. Nursing after the Boer War Hannah ANDERSON is shown as … Read More

AMBROSE, Elizabeth

Biography Elizabeth Ambrose was born in Wood Green about 18651. She trained at the Charing Cross Hospital, London and joined the Princess Christian Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on August 13th 19002. Nursing Service in the Boer War She served in Kimberley in South Africa3 as well as the Connaught Military Hospital, Farnborough1. References England Census 1901 RG13/1105 Connaught Military Hospital, Farnborough … Read More

ALLMAN, LC

Nursing Service in the Boer War LC ALLMAN joined the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) and sailed for South Africa on November 16, 1899. She served at the No. 1 General Hospital in Wynberg1, and the No. 2 General Hospital in Pretoria2. References The National Archives WO 100/229 QSA Medal Roll p1 created at No1 General Hospital, Wynberg; dated … Read More

ALLAWAY, Alice Ruth

Biography Alice Ruth Allaway was born in Reading about 18721. She trained at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading and joined the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on July 11th 19002. Nursing Service in the Boer War Sister Allaway served with No. 20 General Hospital at Elandsfontein3. References England Census 1881 RG11/ 1306 Reading, Berks War Office: Nominal Roll of Princess … Read More

ALEXANDER, Margaret Butler

Biography Margaret Butler Alexander trained at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow1. She joined the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on March 23rd, 19001. Nursing Service in the Boer War She served at the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital2 and with the Scottish National Red Cross Hospital3. She was noted as ‘on duty’ on the Trojan returning to England with sick and wounded, … Read More

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