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The World War One Nursing Memorial
was made possible by public donations
and financial contributions from
The Deaconess Hospital Nurses Association,
The National Health Service Retirement Fellowship
Edinburgh and Lothians Branch and the Royal
Naval Association Belfast Branch
Grateful thanks to The City of Edinburgh Council
and Edinburgh Central Library for their support
in hosting the Memorial
500 names of British, Irish and Dominion Force nurses who died in service or as a direct consequence of their role in the conflict.
To the Glory of God and in undying memory of Dr. Elizabeth Ness MacBean Ross, who voluntarily gave her life during the European war to help the typhus stricken Serbian soldiers and died in the Military Hospital, Kragujevatz, Serbia 14th February 1915. This tablet has been erected and hospital beds endowed in Serbia by public subscription in remembrance of the noble life and sacrifice of one whose home was for many years in Tain. Greater love hath no man than this.
In addition to this small memorial, there are memorials to Dr Ross in Serbia.
Elizabeth Ness MacBean Ross was born on 14th February 1878, in London, the daughter of Donald Alexander MacBean Ross and Elizabeth Wilson Ross. She grew up in Tain. In 1896 she went to Glasgow to study medicine at Queen Margaret College. She graduated in 1901.
Her first post was in the East Ham area of London, followed by a spell in Colonsay. She then went to Persia. Apart from a trip to Japan, working as a ship's doctor, she worked in Persia until the outbreak of the First World War.
The windows commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond jubilee.