CHANDLER, Dorothy Maud

Biography Dorothy Maud Chandler was born in Epsom on 2nd January 18861,2. She contracted Rheumatic Fever as a child which damaged her heart2. She trained as a nurse at the Epsom Union Workhouse Infirmary2,3, 1910-1914. She was accepted into the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve) on the 14th January 19152. Nursing Service in WW1 Most of her military … Read More

BOSTOCK, V Muriel

Nursing Service in WW2 Sister BOSTOCK, V Muriel, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve) (QAIMNSR) was in Singapore in 1942, but it is not known in what capacity. She left Singapore on the SS Kuala, which was sunk by Japanese bombers on February 14, 1942. ” … reached Singkep and then Eastern Sumatra with Nurse Edith Wood, and Padang … Read More

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

BEAUFOY, Katy

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

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

AIREY, Freda

Nursing Service in WW2 260226 Sister Freda AIREY Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Serevice (Reserve) 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 14, and on the Arnside Memorial, Westmorland. References Smith, … 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