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Royal Naval Hospital Hull - naval staff, March 1918


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Wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of that matron ...

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Picture in the archives at work - modern reproduction.

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SeaJane,

  I agree. I would like to find out her name.

  If th date is correct then the Temporary Sugeon is Roland Augustus Hobbs, who was the first surgeon at Hull, on 23rd April 1917, and transferred to the Royal Australian Navy in September 1918. He dies of influenza and pneumonia at Haslar on 13th February 1919.

 

Regards,

Alf McM

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1 hour ago, seaJane said:

Wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of that matron

 

You can just imagine her saying "Get Better. Immediately".......

 

Pete.

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Possibly Miss Halliday?

MB
 

30350 - 23 OCTOBER 1917

 

War Office

 

..... award the Royal Red Cross Decoration to the undermentioned ladies of the Nursing Services in recognition of their valuable service in connection with the War:

(included in general lists)

To be Associates, Royal Red Cross (2nd Class).

Miss Emily Caroline Halliday, Matron, Royal Naval Hpl., Hull.

Mrs. Jenny Hollingworth, Sister, Royal Naval Hpl., Hull.

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22 minutes ago, KizmeRD said:

Possibly Miss Halliday?

MB
 

30350 - 23 OCTOBER 1917

 

War Office

 

..... award the Royal Red Cross Decoration to the undermentioned ladies of the Nursing Services in recognition of their valuable service in connection with the War:

(included in general lists)

To be Associates, Royal Red Cross (2nd Class).

Miss Emily Caroline Halliday, Matron, Royal Naval Hpl., Hull.

Mrs. Jenny Hollingworth, Sister, Royal Naval Hpl., Hull.

 

Thanks for that. They are both possibilities. Miss Halliday was at Hull from 1914-1919, and Mrs Hollingworth from 1915-1919, according to the Red Cross volunteer records.

Miss Halliday was born in 1868, so is probably the correct person. Ithink I can just see a medal ribbon.

 

Regards,

Alf McM

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Thank you for the names, everyone - that's a bonus I wasn't expecting! Will make a note on the record.

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And I’d like to think that this is an image of Sister Hollingworth - standing over the visitors book with King George and Queen Mary during royal visit in June 1917 (it doesn’t look like Matron to me).

MB

 

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59 minutes ago, KizmeRD said:

Sister Hollingworth

Do you mind if I share this with the QARNNS volunteers at work, MB?

 

Thanks!

 

sJ

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8 hours ago, KizmeRD said:

Have found this website with the same photo of the royal visit, and to the right another image said to be Miss Halliday. To me it does not resemble the gaunt looking woman in the original posting.

https://ww1hull.com/hospitals/

MB

I think a lot may be attributable to the fact that she is smiling in the picture in that link.

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On 07/04/2021 at 19:42, alf mcm said:

Roland Augustus Hobbs

Obituary, British Medical Journal, vol. 1, no.3035 (01 Mar 1919), p.260.

 

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