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Steve Bramley

Nurses Mentioned in Despatches

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Steve Bramley

Hi,

From the Grimsby Daily Telegraph March 22nd 1918

LINCOLNSHIRE NURSES MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES

Miss E.A. Bell Grantham Auxiliary Hospital

Nurse Miss A. Bond Rutland and General Infirmary, Stamford

Nurse Miss M.Carter, Red Cross Aux. Hospital Holden House Boston

Nurse Miss M. Currington, Johnson Aux. Hospital Spalding

Sister Miss M.G. Dawson, Stamford Rutland and General Infirmary

Qrmr Miss R.E. Dawson Red Cross Aux. Hospital Holden House Boston

Qrmr Mrs F.Heath Sleaford Aux Hospital

Asst-Qrmr Miss A. Ingoldby Sleaford Aux Hospital

Asst-Qrmr Miss G. Mann Horbling Aux Hospital Folkingham

Mrs A.Picker Sleaford Aux Hospital

Nurse Miss E.Pool Bourne Aux Hospital

Sister Miss G.Praeger Stamford Rutland and General Infirmary

Lady Supt. and Nurse Mrs E.H. Pretty Grantham V.A.D. Hospital Grantham Barracks

Matron Miss E. Pugh Easton Hall Grantham

Sen?-Qrmr Miss L Staffurth Red Cross Aux. Hospital Holden House Boston

Qrmr Mrs E.F. Thompson Grantham Auxiliary Hospital

Miss D (late Com?t. V.A.D.) Welby Easton Hall Aux Grantham

Hope of some use,

Steve.

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ypres1418

Thanks Steve,

Nice to see we were Mentioned in Dispatches.

do have any more info on what they did?

Mandy

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Jim Strawbridge

The following are "mentioned" and the women subsequently died. If anyone has information as to the substance of the mention I should be pleased to have details.

Ellen Armstrong, QAIMNS

Annie Watson Bain, Order of St. John

Sophia Violet Barrett, VAD

Mary Cawston Bousfield, VAD

Anne Cooper, QAIMNS

Mary Agnes Doherty, QAIMNS

Margaret Jane Fortesque, CAMC

Frances Mary Hall, QAIMNS

Ada Marion Johnson, QAIMNS

Georgina Eliza Massie Law, civilian clerk

Margaret MacLeod, CAMC

Mary Bethia Marshall, QAIMNS

Jessie Mabel McDiarmid, CAMC

Mabel Lee Milne, TFNS

Nellie Teresa O'Neill, QMAAC

Katherine Agnes Lawrence Porter, AANS,

E.H. Routledge, QMAAC

Mae Belle Sampson, CAMC

Bertha Gavin Stevenson, YMCA

Jean Miles Walker, AANS

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Steve Bramley

Hi Mandy,

I'm afraid that there is no further information about these ladies, which is a shame.

Regards,

Steve.

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marc leroux

Margaret Jane Fortesque, CAMC, Jessie Mabel McDiarmid, CAMC, Mae Belle Sampson, CAMC were all killed when the Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle was sunk by a German submarine on July 27, 1918

marc

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Guest EPPSY
The following are "mentioned" and the women subsequently died. If anyone has information as to the substance of the mention I should be pleased to have details.

Ellen Armstrong, QAIMNS

Annie Watson Bain, Order of St. John

Sophia Violet Barrett, VAD

Mary Cawston Bousfield, VAD

Anne Cooper, QAIMNS

Mary Agnes Doherty, QAIMNS

Margaret Jane Fortesque, CAMC

Frances Mary Hall, QAIMNS

Ada Marion Johnson, QAIMNS

Georgina Eliza Massie Law, civilian clerk

Margaret MacLeod, CAMC

Mary Bethia Marshall, QAIMNS

Jessie Mabel McDiarmid, CAMC

Mabel Lee Milne, TFNS

Nellie Teresa O'Neill, QMAAC

Katherine Agnes Lawrence Porter, AANS,

E.H. Routledge, QMAAC

Mae Belle Sampson, CAMC

Bertha Gavin Stevenson, YMCA

Jean Miles Walker, AANS

Jim

I now that Mary Cawston Bousfield VAD was awarded a 2nd Class RRC LG 3 June 1919 P 6840

Regards

Peter

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Jim Strawbridge
Jim

I now that Mary Cawston Bousfield VAD was awarded a 2nd Class RRC LG 3 June 1919 P 6840

Regards

Peter

I actually knew that but not the LG date and page number. Thank you. I rather like the simple, personal inscription on her headstone "Well done good and faithful servant".

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royalredcross

Actually, I suspect that these Lincolnshire nurses working in the UK were not actually Mentioned in Despatches in the normal sense. They were almost certainly "brought to the notice of the Secretary of State" and their names will not be found in the London Gazette as will normal MiDs.

Norman

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gillian h

I've just discovered on this website that my cousin Mary Bousfield, a VAD, was awarded a 2nd class RRC LG ... P6840. But what do those initials stand for?

Gillian

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welshdoc

VAD voluntary aid detachment

RRC royal red cross

LG london gazette

p6840 I think this is a page number

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Michael Johnson
Actually, I suspect that these Lincolnshire nurses working in the UK were not actually Mentioned in Despatches in the normal sense. They were almost certainly "brought to the notice of the Secretary of State" and their names will not be found in the London Gazette as will normal MiDs.

Norman

Not uncommon. I have a Victory Medal to N/S Caroline Green CAMC, whose papers reveal she was also "brought to the attention of". The only other case I know of in my collection is a CASC Private who was working in Records in England. Both died in Canada 1921-22.

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tommie
West Lothian Courier
Friday August 16 1918

Scottish Nurses "Mentioned"

The names of the undermentioned ladies, among others, have been brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War, for nursing services rendered in connection with the war:
Miss B Anderson, Night Superintendent, Edinburgh War Hospital, Bangour.
Miss E Hendry, Sister; Miss J M Lamont, Assistant Nurse; Miss A McDonald, Nurse; Miss J McLean, Sister; all of Bangour.
Miss M Anderson, Dalmeny House Hospital, Edinburgh.
Miss D M Murray, Carriden Auxiliary Hospital Bo'ness.


Tom

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Pighills

Jim Strawbridge said QUOTE: The following are "mentioned" and the women subsequently died. If anyone has information as to the substance of the mention I should be pleased to have details. END QUOTE

- is this still active?

I can give you a photo and a small detail or two on Bertha Gavin Stephenson if you still need/want them.

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johnny_doyle

stumbled upon a note re nurse Mary Agnes Doherty (mentioned above) whilst browing the Irish Times archive.

Saturday December 9th 1916 :

"Sister Mary Agnes Doherty, daughter of Mr Philip Doherty ex RIC Magherafelt. Was nurse in Police Ward, Steeven's Hospital. Volunteered for service and was stationed in a general hospital in France where her work was of such a character that whe was mentioned in despatched by Sir John French. Afterwards received award of Royal Red Cross for devotion to duty. Went to Salonika where she contracted malaria; had returned to duty when she was struck down with dysentry to which she succumbed."

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...casualty=624622

1911 census for Ireland shows here working as a nurse in Leitrim :

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/page..._Street/659857/

another entry in the Irish Times indicates that she was with the 29th General Hospital in Salonika. A brother was away on Active Service.

The Irish Times of 7th November 1921 indicates that a memorial tablet to the Irish Nurses who gaves their lives during the Great War was unveiled at the Garrison Church, Arbour Hill, Dublin.

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Jim Strawbridge
Jim Strawbridge said QUOTE: The following are "mentioned" and the women subsequently died. If anyone has information as to the substance of the mention I should be pleased to have details. END QUOTE

- is this still active?

I can give you a photo and a small detail or two on Bertha Gavin Stephenson if you still need/want them.

Missed this. Two years late but never mind. Have written direct with contact details. Jim

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Marilyne
On 06/12/2006 at 14:52, gillian h said:

I've just discovered on this website that my cousin Mary Bousfield, a VAD, was awarded a 2nd class RRC LG ... P6840. But what do those initials stand for?

Gillian

 

Just wondering if Gillian is still around on this forum and could tell me a bit more about cousin Mary Cawston Bousfield ???? 

 

M. 

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Jim Strawbridge

I have just waded through the magazine "The First Aid and The St. John Ambulance Gazette" which is available on line for 1914 - 1920 to check on obituaries for women casualties. The Gazette lists those women "mentioned in dispatches" on a monthly basis and is a good start for researchers.

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