Records tagged with Keywords: Nurse

Elsie Duguid

Assistant nurse at the 1st Scottish General Hospital, Aberdeen.
Awarded the ARRC medal, 2nd Class July 1919.

Annie Park Kerr

Born February 12th 1891, Died December 7th 1942

Was born at Knockaneach, Assynt, Sutherland, her parents were Andrew and Margaret Isabella Kerr. She trained as a nurse at the Holborn and Finsbury Hospital,London from 1922 to 1925.

She was a member of the nursing service in the Merchant Navy and is commemorated in the Merchant Navy Roll of Honour at Tower Hill, London.

Nursing Sister Annie Park Kerr M.N.

Mary Urquhart

URQUHART, Mary Annie Ross
Rank: Sister
Number: 274611
Unit: Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service
Died: 12.2.44 Lost at Sea
Age: 31
Parents: Mr and Mrs Donald Urquhart of Rhelonie
Buried: Brookwood Memorial, Pirbright, Surrey
Memorials: Listed on the Kincardine and Croick War Memorial, Ardgay

Sister Mary Urquhart QAIMNS was one of 76 Female service personnel who drowned when the S.S. Khedive Ismail was torpedoed in the Indian Ocean on 12th February 1944. She is also commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial.


Lily Murray

1898 - Feb 1942

Lily Murray was the daughter of Peter and Margaret Murray, 4 Sutherland Road, Dornoch. Her brother Angus was killed in the First World War and is also commemorated on Dornoch War Memorial. Sister Lily Murray served in Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Nursing Service. She died in February 1942 as a result of the sinking of the SS Tanjong Penang by the Japanese.


Margaret Davidson


Margaret Davidson was the eldest daughter of Alexander L. Davidson, headmaster, and Charlotte A.L. Shand, who had been a teacher prior to her marriage. Two of Margaret Davidson's aunts were also teachers, and she followed family tradition by becoming a teacher. She graduated from St Andrews in 1902 and then taught modern languages at Dornoch Burgh School (later Dornoch Academy. She volunteered to go to France with the Scottish Women’s Hospitals and worked at Royaumont 23 May 1915 – 29 Aug 1917. She is believed to have introduced Girl Guiding to Sutherland.

The Women of Royaumont; A Scottish Women's Hospital on the Western Front" by Eileen Crofton
Correspondence between Alison McCall and Margaret Davidson's nephew.
Historylinks, Dornoch
Historylinks has a photograph of Margaret Davidson with her Guide Company, taken in 1931.
SWH website (surnames beginning with "D"

Florence Nightingale

Other names: 
real surname: Shore
12 May 1820 - 13 August 1910

Florence was named after the city of her birth on 12th May, 1820, daughter of William Edward Shore and Frances Smith, who changed their surname to Nightingale as a requirement for inheriting

Her elder sister Frances Parthenope Nightingale was a writer and journalist, and became Lady Harry Verney.

She was expected marry and lead the life of an upper class woman at that time, but preferred to live the unconventional life of a nurse and trained for 3 months in Germany...

Sidney Herbert, war secretary asked Florence to lead a team of nurses to treat soldiers of the Crimean War...

Sister Helen Milne

Born 1886[?], died 23rd November 1917

Sister Helen Milne, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service born Stonehaven

Age 31, Died India, 23rd November 1917

Daughter of James & Lousia Helen (nee Fyfe) Milne, Bona Vista, 10 Gurney St; Stonehaven.

1901 Census: Fetteresso. Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial India M. R. 65 Face F

Margaret Marnoch

Other names: 
Middle initial B.
Born c. 1891, died 13 Nov 1918, aged 27.

Margaret B. Marnoch was the daughter of George and Isabella Marnoch, of Kintore, Aberdeenshire. She was a staff nurse with the R.A.M.C. and died of injuries at the 1st London General Hospital. She is buried in Kintore.

Gravestone in Kintore churchyard.

Edith Louisa Cavell

born 4 December 1865, died 12 October 1915

Edith Cavell was born in Swardeston, Norfolk, the first child of the Rev. Frederick Cavell and Louisa Sophia Warming. Aged 24, she became governess to a family in Brussels, returning home in 1895 to look after her seriously ill father. The following year she registered at the London Hospital school of nursing after which she worked in several different hospitals in England before moving back to Brussels in 1907.

Edith Cavell Gardens, Inverness
Edith Cavell Gardens, Inverness
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Entry on Edith Cavell by Claire Daunton
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