Records tagged with Keywords: Nurse

Mabel Lee Milne

8 January 1886 - 2 October 1917

The daughter of James Milne, railway clerk and Mary Lee, Mabel Milne was born in Dundee in 1886. She had two older brothers and a younger sister. The family subsequently moved to Perth. She attended Perth Academy.
She went to France in May 1917, where she served with the Territorial Force Nursing Service.

She died of wounds from an enemy aircraft at St Omer in October 1917. She was mentioned in Dispatches (London Gazette 21 Dec 1917) by Sir Douglas Haig for gallant and distinguished conduct in the field.

Birth certificate
1886 282/1 69
De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1919 Vol 4.
page 135
Imperial War Museum
(includes a photograph of Mabel Milne)

Annie Winifred Munro

about 1892- 6 April 1917

Annie W Munro came from Pietermaritzburg, Natal. Her parents were William and Ellen Munro. Her father was Scottish.

She joined the South African Military Nursing Service and served in West Africa. She then served on a hospital ship off Gallipoli. She then served in France, where she contracted pneumonia and was invalided to England in March 1917. Having partially recovered she travelled to Glasgow, where she died.

She was buried with full military honours in the Western Necropolis, Glasgow.


Olive Smith

approx 1880 - 24 September 1916

Olive Smith was the daughter of Robert Smith, of Greystone Dale, Haltwhistle.

She trained as a physical education teacher, firstly at Durham College of Science, Newcastle, and then at Mme. Oesterberg’s Physical Training College at Dartford.

In the 1901 census she was a 21 year old teacher of Swedish gymnastics, living in Wolverhampton.

She was living in Glasgow in 1904.

The Scotsman 23 November 1916, p4
A Glasgow Lady's death in Macedonia.

Elizabeth McMath Warnock

Other names: 
She was known as Daisy
1 Feb 1887 - 5 May 1918

Elizabeth McMath Warnock was the daughter of William and Mary Warnock. She was educated at Whitehill School, Glasgow.

She started teacher training at Jordanhill College in 1907 and, once qualified, taught at Tureen School.

She volunteered for Red Cross work and was sent to Malta in August 1915 and then to France in October 1916.She died there on 5 May 1918, of pneumonia.

Her younger brother George died in France in March 1918. They are both buried in Saint-Sever Cemetery, France.

De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1919
Daily Record 19 October 1915
"Teachers Enlist" - a list of Glasgow teachers serving in the war.

Jane Lauder Nodwell

Other names: 
She was known as Janie.
1894 - 19 Nov 1918

Jane Nodwell was the second daughter of Samuel and Janet Nodwell, of the Cross Keys Hotel, New Galloway.

She died of influenza at Yorkhill Military Hospital, Glasgow.

Dumfries and Galloway Standard 23 Nov 1918
"On Service"

Janet Scott Portingale

Sister, 1st Lieutenant
Other names: 
She was known as Jenny.
approx 1910 -7 Dec 1942

Janet Scott Portingale was born in South Africa, the daughter of William Portingale, civil servant, and Helen Scott McDougall.

She was a pupil at Lenzie Academy, and a member of Lenzie Girl Guides. Her family lived at 164 Woodhead Avenue, Kirkintilloch, and later moved to Canada. She worked at Glasgow Royal Infirmary before volunteering for nursing duties overseas during the Second World War. She joined Queen Alexandra`s Imperial Military Nursing Service. Her service number was 215393.

Her sister Mary also served in the war.

Kirkintilloch Herald - 7 April 1943
"Nurse Portingale Missing at Sea"
Kirkintilloch Herald - 2 Oct 1946
"Lenzie Says "Welcome Home"

Margaret Neill Fraser

Other names: 
She was known as Madge.
4 June 1880 - 8 March 1915.

Margaret Neill Fraser was one of five children of Patrick Neill Fraser, master letterpress printer, and Margaret Watson. The family lived at Rockville, Murrayfield Road, Edinburgh.

She was a member of Murrayfield Golf Club, and also played for Scotland. She was a semi-finalist in the 1912 British Championship.

Margaret Neill Fraser had some training in nursing and first aid. At the outbreak of the First World War she volunteered with the Scottish Women's Hospital. She went to the SWH run hospital in

Birth Certificate
1880 685 / 1 1140
The Gentlewoman 17 April 1915
The Funeral of Miss Neill Fraser
The Common Cause 6 July 1917

Beatrice Victoria Campbell

1898 - 30 May 1918

Beatrice Campbell was the seventh child of John Campbell, fishmonger, and Annie Morgan Campbell. She had five sisters, Margaret, Jeannie, Jessie, Annie and Mary and two brothers, Robert and Archibald. The family lived at Eden View, Cupar. Beatrice attended Castleview School, Cupar.

1901 census
Cupar; ED: 5; Page: 26; Line: 22; Roll: CSSCT1901_133

Elizabeth Fraser Macdonald

Other names: 
She was known as Lizzie.
5 November 1890 - 10 October 1918

The youngest of seven children of Donald Macdonald and Catherine Macdonald, nee Fraser, she was born in Laggan in 1890. Her birth certificate gives her name as "Elizabeth Macdonald" with no middle initial "F", but she used her mother's maiden name "Fraser" as a middle name. Elizabeth grew up speaking both Gaelic and English.

The family lived at Auchmore Cottage, Laggan. Her father was a farm servant.

In 1901 she was living with her parents and five older siblings in Station Road, Kingussie. Her father was working as a coal porter.

Aberdeen Daily Journal, 22 October 1918.
1891 census
Laggan 104 / 1 / 8
Death certificate
1918 644/ 6 / 351

Annie Campbell Reid

17 Nov 1891 - 4 March 1919

She was the daughter of David and Mary Ann Donaldson. Her father was a billiard room keeper.

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