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

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

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


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