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


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

CLA Robinson autograph book


Sister Lilian Robinson

 We have added a video showing the pages from Lilian Robinson’s autograph book. We have started to do the transcription and notes and that will be available soon.

HMHS Anglia


HMHS Anglia

We were recently asked about the sinking of the Hospital Ship HMHS Anglia, which was requisitioned and refitted for use as a hospital ship and put to use ferrying the injured from France to England.The HMHS Anglia was carrying 13 officers and 372 other ranks when, just after midday on the 17th November 1915 about a mile east of Folkestone … Read More