PAYTON, Hilda Frances Elizabeth Lucy

Biography Hilda Frances Elizabeth Lucy PAYTON was born in Calton, Staffordshire on the 9th July, 19091. Her father was the Vicar2. She had two brothers who died in WW1. Cpl Fredrick Thomas Croydon PAYTON died on the Somme on the 1st July, 19163. He was a member of the Special Brigade created to conduct gas attacks as well as smoke … Read More

Mary Ridley Makepeace

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A ward on the Hospital Ship Spartan, Sister Makepeace in charge

While browsing through copies of the Black and White Budget from 1900 I came across some photographs of the nurses on the Hospital Ship Spartan. Unusually the nurses are named. One of them, Sister Mary Ridley Makepeace was a nurse in my Boer War database who was also one of the Boer War veterans to serve in WW1, retiring in … Read More

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

NUTTALL, Phyllis

Nursing Service in WW2 274639 Sister Phyllis NUTTALL Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service was killed at sea on the 12th February, when the SS Khedive Ismail was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Indian Ocean 1 2 3. She is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Panel 22. Column 2 4. References Smith, AK (2002) Gender & Warfare in the twentieth century: Textual representation. Manchester: MUP. … Read More

MORGAN, Sarah

Nursing Service in WW2 274164 Sister Sarah MORGAN Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service was killed at sea on the 12th February 1944, when the SS Khedive Ismail was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Indian Ocean1, 2, 3. She is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial Panel 22. Column 24. References Smith, AK (2004) Gender & Warfare in the … Read More

MOORE, Isabella

Nursing Service in WW2 215107 Sister Isabella MOORE Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service was killed at sea on the 12th February 1944, when the SS Khedive Ismail was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Indian Ocean1 2 3. She is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Panel 22. Column 2. Daughter of Thomas and Mary Moore4. References Smith, AK … Read More

McMILLAN, Marion Lennox

Biography Prior to going into the military she was employed at Gartloch Emergency Hospital as a sister, receiving her early training at Belverdere Hospital and Royal Infirmary, Glasgow1. Nursing Service in WW2 266937 Sister Marion Lennox McMILLAN Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service was killed at sea on the 12th February 1944, when the SS Khedive Ismail was torpedoed by a … Read More

MACLAREN, Jean Noel

Nursing Service in WW2 238130 Sister Jean Noel MACLAREN Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service was killed at sea on the 12th February 1944, when the SS Khedive Ismail was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Indian Ocean1 2 3. She is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Panel 22. Column 2. Daughter of James Anderson Maclaren, K.C., and of … Read More

LOUGHNAN, Margery

Early Years When Margery Loughnan was born in October 1888 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, her father, Alfred, was 30, and her mother, Mildred, was 31. She had three brothers and five sisters1,2. In 1911 she was a Governess at a house near her family in Croydon3. She trained as a nurse at Guy’s Hospital, London 1913-1916, joining the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial … Read More

LITTLETON, Mary Joyce

Nursing Service in WW2 236448 Sister Mary Joyce LITTLETON Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service was killed at sea on the 12th February 1944, when the SS Khedive Ismail was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Indian Ocean1, 2, 3. She is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Panel 22. Column 2. Daughter of John and Louietta Mary Littleton, of Wheyrigg, … Read More