Nursing Awards WW1

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The Navy and Army Illustrated, August 29th 1914

The first detachment of British Red Cross Nurses

Leaving Charing Cross for the seat of war.

Liverpool Echo, 15th, February 1915

Devotion of a nurse

A silver medal has been awarded to Miss Alice STEPHENS, a British nurse at the Houlgate Temporary Hospital, who contracted typhoid fever while attending, with great devotion, patients suffering from the complaint.

Liverpool Echo, 24th, June 1915

Award

Q.A.I.M.N.S, the decoration of the Royal Red Cross, to Miss M. CLARK, Southern Hospital, Liverpool.

Liverpool Daily Post, 7th, February 1916

Brave British nurse

An interesting ceremony took place at Steenvoorde, near Hazebrouck, where Miss Florence BURN, a British nurse attached to the French Army, was decorated with a bronze medal, conferred upon her by the French Government, for her services in nursing infectious cases at a temporary hospital.

Liverpool Echo, 21st, June 1916

Liverpool Nurse Distinction

Miss L. DUNBABIN of the Nursing Home, Balmoral Rd, Fairfield, Liverpool, now sister in charge of the Hill Military Hospital, Lower Bourne, has been awarded the Order of the Royal Red Cross for Home Service, Miss DUNBABIN has been sister in charge of the Military Hospital for the last 8 months.

Liverpool Echo 4th, September 1916

Liverpool Nurses award

Sister Margaret BLUNDELL, of Hope Hospital, Pendleton, Manchester has been awarded the 1st silver medal [presented by Mr F. TOWNSON, ex clerk to the guardians] for excellence in nursing and conduct. Her home is in Palmerston Ave, Litherland, Liverpool.

Liverpool Echo 3rd. January 1917

Award for nurse

Army Nursing Sister L. A. COWLEY, Q.A.A.N.R, who has been awarded the Royal Red Cross 1st class, was attached to the Sefton Park, Nursing Home, Hargreaves Rd.

Liverpool Echo 9th, January 1917

War honour for Liverpool Nurse

Many of her friends in Liverpool, Lancashire, Cheshire and elsewhere, who since the beginning of the war have had experience across the Channel of her kindly care and skill in base hospital, stationary hospital, casualty clearing station, and in ambulance trains will be pleased to hear that the Royal Red Cross Class 2, has been conferred upon Sister Beatrice Stanhope TINKLER, daughter of Mr and Mrs George TINKLER, 72 Devonshire Ed, Liverpool. Trained in Salop, her work since has been almost wholly in connection with Metropolitan hospitals. Her brother Lionel Maughan TINKLER, was awarded the Military Cross for deeds done at the Somme in the early days of July, 1916.

Liverpool Echo, 24th, February 1917

Lancs Nurses

Red Cross Medals for War Services.

Liverpool and Warrington have a goodly number of names for awards of the Royal Red Cross for war services. In the number.

Miss THOMAS, who is well known in Liverpool and has for a number of years been associated with the nursing staff of the Royal Infirmary where she is now discharging her duties as acting sister in the military wards. She has always been very assiduous in her attention upon patients, and is very popular with the whole of the staff.

Miss DAVIES is a lady who during her service as a nurse at various institutions has earned a high reputation for skill, assiduity, and kindness. She was formerly lady superintendent of the Hahnemann Hospital, Hope St, Liverpool. She was also associated in a high capacity with the first Western General Hospital, Fazakerley. She is now in charge of the Wallasey Military Hospital, Town Hall, Seacombe. She at one time held a leading position in the local Territorial Forces.

Miss WRIGHT has done devoted service in connection with the Military Hospital, Alder Hey, Knotty Ash, Liverpool, where she is sister in charge of the officer’s ward. She belongs to Birkenhead, and received her training in the Birkenhead Union Infirmary. She has been much commended by the medical staff and patients for her skill and attention.

Miss SCOTT is matron of the Mill Rd, Auxiliary Military Hospital, Liverpool. She first joined the service of the West Derby Guardians on March 9th 1908, as assistant matron at Mill Rd, and was promoted matron the same year.. She is a native of Manchester, and gained valuable experience at Bury and Bolton Infirmaries. Miss SCOTT is highly spoken of by the medical staff and has a great reputation among the patients.

Other Liverpool nurses who receive 2nd class Red Cross Medals are Misses JONES, PEARSON, ANDERSON, CHERRY and CROOK. They are on the staff of the Western General Hospital, Fazakerley.

Miss BUNFIELD who has been awarded the 1st class medal of the Red Cross Society is matron of the Lord Derby War Hospital, Winwick, Warrington. She was trained at St Bartholomews London, where she was secretary to the matron. After she obtained her certificate she went to visit friends in America and undertook the organisation of one or two hospitals in the States. She remained there for fifteen years and on her return to England she resided at Castel Norton, nr Malvern until the outbreak of war, when she went to France to work with the French Red Cross Society.

The following five other nurses now stationed at Warrington have been awarded the 2nd Medal of the Red Cross :-

Miss Sidney SMITH of Lee on Solent, near Southampton. She has been at Winwick Hospital since its conversion into a war hospital.

Miss KEMP, who belongs to the Australian Army Nursing Service, left Warrington yesterday to undertake work in France. Previously she had been engaged in Red Cross work in Egypt for a year. She had been at Warrington for about eight months.

Miss HARLEY [London] and Miss GILL [Cork] two other recipients have also been stationed at the Lord Derby War Hospital since its foundation.

Liverpool Echo, March 5th 1917

Recognition

Valuable services of local nurses

The War Office has just issues a list of ladies whose names have been brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War for valuable services rendered in connection with the war. Among these are the following :-

ASPINALL, E, Sister, Stanley Hospital, Liverpool.

BATTYE, C, Sister, 1st Western Territorial Force, General Hospital Fazakerley, Liverpool.

BEVAN, E. G, Sister, Chester Royal Infirmary.

BLACOE, J, Sister, Mill Rd, Infirmary, Liverpool.

BUTCHER, V, Probationer, V.A.D, Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington.

CALDWELL, M, Nurse, B.R.C.S, Whitecross Hospital, Warrington.

CANNELL, C, Sister, Toxteth Park, Auxiliary Hospital, Liverpool.

COOKSON, E, Nurse, Tranmere Auxiliary Hospital, Birkenhead.

COTTAM, M. A, Sister, Infirmary, Southport.

COWIE, M. J, Sister, Q.A.I.M.N.S.R, Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington.

COWLEY, F, Sister, Borough Hospital, Bootle.

COX, E. F, Staff Nurse, Highfield, Auxiliary, Military Hospital, Liverpool.

DANIELS, G, Sister, Alder Hey, Hospital, Liverpool.

DARRAD, D, V.A.D, 1st Western General Hospital, Liverpool.

DAVIES, J, Sister, Auxiliary Military Hospital, Tranmere, Birkenhead.

DAWSON, A. E. Superintendent, Belmont Rd, Hospital, Liverpool.

DAY, G. M, Sister, Borough Hospital, Birkenhead.

DEAN, L. W, Sister, Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan.

DODDS, M, Nurse, B.R.C.S, Whitecross Hospital, Warrington.

DOWNEY, E, Sister, Q.A.I.M.N.S.R, Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington.

DUROSE, G, Sister, Chester Royal Infirmary.

EDWARD, A. F, Sister, Belmont Rd, Hospital, Liverpool.

EVANS, C, Sister, Auxiliary Military Hospital, Tranmere, Birkenhead.

FISHER, E, Assistant Matron, Mill Rd, Infirmary, Liverpool.

FRANCIS, A. G, Sister, Toxteth Park, Auxiliary Hospital, Liverpool.

GALLIE, H. M, War Probationer, 1st Western General Hospital, Liverpool.

GORDON, K, Probationer, Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington.

GRAHAM, F, Sister, Alder Hey, Hospital, Liverpool.

GUEST, A, Sister, Stanley Hospital, Liverpool.

HARRISON, E, V.A.D, 1st Western General Hospital, Liverpool.

HATCH, G, Nurse, Cottage Hospital, Southport

HENRY, K, Highfield, Auxiliary, Military Hospital, Liverpool.

HEPBURNE, G, Sister, David Lewis, Northern Hospital, Liverpool.

HERBERT, P. G, Staff Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service, Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington.

HOLCOMBE, S. F, Staff Nurse, Staff Nurse, 1st Western General Hospital Fazakerley, Liverpool.

HOPE, W, Sister, 1st Western General Hospital Fazakerley, Liverpool.

KING, M. J, Sister, Mill Rd, Infirmary, Liverpool

LEWIS, L., Senior Sister, St Helens, Hospital.

MACKINTOSH, M, Sister, Royal Southern Hospital, Liverpool.

M’LAUGHLIN, C, Probationer, Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington.

MOLINEUX, L, Sister, Mill Rd, Infirmary, Liverpool.

MONK, A, Sister, Mill Rd, Infirmary, Liverpool.

MURPHY, F, Highfield, Auxiliary, Military Hospital, Liverpool.

NODDINGS, R, Sister, Alder Hey, Hospital, Liverpool.

NORTHWAY, F. M, Highfield, Auxiliary, Military Hospital, Liverpool.

O’SULLIVAN, A, Hospital Superintendent, Providence Free Hospital, St Helens.

OWEN, K, Sister Borough Hospital, Birkenhead.

PARKER, R. D, Nurse, B.R.C.S, Whitecross Hospital, Warrington.

RAFFLES, F, Sister, Eye and Ear Infirmary, Liverpool.

RUBERG, E, Probationer, V.A.D, Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington.

SMETHURST, E, Staff Nurse, Highfield, Auxiliary, Military Hospital, Liverpool.

SMOULT, K, Probationer, Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington.

STEPHENS, L, Staff Nurse, 1st Western General Hospital Fazakerley, Liverpool.

THOMPSON, M. E. L, Staff Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service, Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington.

WALKER, F, Sister, Q.A.I.M.N.S.R, Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington.

WALSH, O. D, Staff Nurse, [acting sister] Australian Army Nursing Service, Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington.

WILLIAMS, A, Sister, Belmont Rd, Hospital, Liverpool

WILLIAMS, M, Sister, Royal Infirmary, Liverpool

WILLIAMS, M, Hahnsmans Hospital, Liverpool.

WILSON, A. M, Staff Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service, Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington.

WINGFIELD, J, Sister, Cottage Hospital, Southport.

WOOD, E. M, Sister, Infirmary Southport.

Honour for Southport Nurse.

Miss J. C. HIRST, eldest daughter of Mr R. HIRST, formerly borough surveyor of Southport, has been awarded the Royal Red Cross Decoration. She is a member of the Q.A.I.M.N.S, and is now an acting sister at a military hospital at Frensham Hill, Farnham.

Liverpool Echo, 26th, May 1917

Liverpool Nurses

Distinctions won on the stricken fields

Miss Agnes BAGNALL, the matron of the Royal Southern Hospital, Liverpool, in her report to “The Hospital” of the work in her department during 1916, says the nursing staff number 80, a larger number than in 1915, owing to an increase in the beds. Of 20 probationers entered for training three left at the end of their trial month, and two subsequently without qualifying for a certificate. Of the remaining 15 nurses who received certificates, 6 left for military work, 3 were appointed sisters in the hospital, two entered for maternity training, 2 for private nursing, and the last of the 15 married. Miss L. E. JOLLY, matron, serving in France since the outbreak of war, has been awarded the Royal Red Cross. The same honour has been conferred upon Sister Mary EDWARDS and Nurse Mary CLARK who are both serving in France. Sister B. E. BARRETT, who went to Salonika in June 1916, has had the Croix de Guerre awarded to her by the French for bravery during an air raid, and Nurse CASSERLEY and CULLWICK have both been mention in despatches.

Liverpool Echo, 26th, October 1917

Awards to nurses

King decorates local and district workers

The King has been graciously pleased to award the Royal Red Cross Decoration to the under mentioned ladies of the Nursing Services in recognition of their valuable services in connection with the war :-

Royal Red Cross 1st class

Miss Catherine ANDERSON, late Q.A.I.M.N.S, Matron The Lodge Auxiliary Hospital, Broughty Ferry, Forfar, and nursing sister the Myrtle Auxiliary Hospital Liverpool.

Mrs Grace GOTTS, Matron, Alder Hey, Liverpool

Miss Lilian Florence PICKETT, assistant matron, T.F.N.S, 2nd Western General Hospital.

Miss Margaret Christina REILLY, sister, Q.A.I.M.N.S.R, Lord Derby War Hospital Warrington.

Miss Grace Smith THOMPSON, matron, Q.A.I.M.N.S.R, Military Hospital Maghull, Liverpool.

Mrs Mary VAUGHAN, matron in charge, Woolton Auxiliary Hospital.

To be associates Royal Red Cross, 2nd class

Miss Ethel Eugenie Bridgland AMBROSE, superintendent, Woodlands Auxiliary Hospital, Wigan.

Mrs Nancy ARCHER, matron, Bunbury Auxiliary Hospital, Cheshire.

Miss Helen Doris ASHBY, commandant, Auxiliary Hospital, Newbury, West Lancashire.

Miss Mary Jane BAILEY, matron, Auxiliary Hospital, Aughton, West Lancashire.

Miss Clara BATTYE, sister T.F.N.S, 1st Western General Hospital, Liverpool.

Miss Bessie BREDEN, matron Camp Hill, Auxiliary Hospital, Woolton, Liverpool.

Miss Ethel BROCKLESBURY, assistant matron, Alder Hey Hospital.

Miss Lucy Violet CALLANDER, sister Q.A.I.M.N.S.R, The Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington.

Miss Agnes DALZEIL, sister Q.A.I.M.N.S.R, The Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington.

Miss Mella EVANS, 2nd assistant matron, Alder Hey, Hospital, Liverpool.

Miss Annie M. GRIFFITH, matron, Auxiliary Hospital, Parkgate, Cheshire.

Miss Emily HARLOW, sister Military Hospital, Maghull.

Miss Elizabeth HATCH, sister, T.F.N.S, 1st Western General Hospital, Liverpool.

Miss Ada HIGGINBOTTOM, sister, T.F.N.S, 1st Western General Hospital, Liverpool.

Miss Esme C. JACKSON, The Tower, Auxiliary Hospital, Rainhill.

Miss Rachael Jane KING, sister T.F.N.S, 2nd Western General Hospital.

Miss Emily LANCASTER, staff nurse, T.F.N.S, 2nd Western General Hospital.

Miss Dora LEECH, sister, T.F.N.S, 2nd Western General Hospital.

Miss Kathleen Victoria MACINTYRE, matron [retired], Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan.

Miss Margaret Macfarland M’MILLAN, matron, Borough Hospital, Birkenhead.

Miss Lizzie Eleanor QUIRK, staff nurse, T.F.N.S, 1st, Western General Hospital, Liverpool.

Miss Alice RUTHERFORD, sister, T.F.N.S, 1st, Western General Hospital, Liverpool.

Miss Cicely SMITH, sister Wallasey Auxiliary Hospital.

Mrs Blanche Adele Mita SPENCE, matron, Auxiliary Hospital, Manor Hill, Birkenhead.

Miss Agnes STODDART, 1st, Western General Hospital, Fazakerley, Liverpool.

Miss Winifred SUTTON, nurse, The Vicarage Auxiliary Hospital, Runcorn.

Miss Florence WALKER, sister Q.A.I.M.N.S.R, The Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington.

Miss Jessie WINGFIELD, sister Cottage Auxiliary Hospital, Southport.

Miss Jessie WOOLLEY, matron Oatfields, Auxiliary Hospital, Upton, Cheshire.

Liverpool Echo, 2nd, January 1918

Royal Red Cross

Among the ladies of the nursing service awarded the Royal Red Cross decoration 2nd class, in recognition of her valuable service with the armies in the field is, Miss Frances Ethel BACH, sister Civil Hospital Reserves, David Lewis Hospital, Liverpool.

Liverpool Mercury, March 14th, 1918

Valuable nursing services

Official recognition

The names of the under mentioned have been brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War, for valuable nursing services rendered in connection with the war :-

BAGULEY, Miss F, Matron, St Johns Hospital, Southport.

BAKER, Miss ?, Staff Nurse, St Johns Hospital, Southport.

BRYSON [Now Lady Barton], Matron, Miss O. R. Balmoral Red Cross Hospital, Llandudno.

FRANCE, Sister, Miss S. M. Preston Royal Infirmary.

HAMER-LEWIS, Sister Miss F, Rhyl Red Cross Hospital, Rhyl [deceased].

HARRISON, Sister, Miss E, Garswood Hall, Auxiliary Hospital, Lancs.

HINDLEY, Nurse, Miss H, Garswood Hall, Auxiliary Hospital, Lancs.

MEDCRAFT, Sister, Miss R, St Johns Hospital, Southport.

NICHOLLS, Sister, Miss J, Arrowe Hall Military Hospital, Woodchurch, Birkenhead.

PARK, Sister, Miss E, Arrowe Hall Military Hospital, Woodchurch, Birkenhead.

PENDLETON, Sister, Miss M, St Johns Hospital, Southport.

ROBERTSON, Matron, Miss E, Auxiliary Military Hospital, Clinden, Saltburn, Lancs.

TAYLOR, Miss A. M. R, Windy Knowe Auxiliary Hospital, Blundellsands.

TORRIE, Sister, Miss M, St Johns Hospital, Southport.

TOURIE, Miss H, [Late Sister] St Johns Hospital, Southport.

WAKE, Matron, Miss F. E. P. Garswood Hall, Auxiliary Hospital Lancs.

WATT, Matron, Miss C, Woolton Auxiliary Hospital, Woolton.

Also

COE, Sister, E. F, Highfield Auxiliary Military Hospital, Liverpool

GRANT, Sister, G. E. Highfield Auxiliary Military Hospital, Liverpool

HATCH, Nurse, Miss M, Cottage Hospital, Southport

Liverpool Echo, 3rd, June 1918

Aughton nurse decorated

Among the recipients of the King’s birthday honours is Miss Muriel Gladys HUUTON, of Moss Bank, Aughton, daughter of Mr W. L. HUTTON, J.P, proprietor of the Ormskirk Advertiser, who has been awarded the Royal Red Cross, 1st class. At the outbreak of war Miss HUTTON was on the nursing staff of the Royal Infirmary, Liverpool, and volunteered for the Q.A.R.N.N.S. For some time she was situated at Plymouth, and afterwards volunteered for hospital ship duty. For many months she moved backwards and forwards to the Dardanelles campaign, subsequently she was transferred to a Scotch naval base.

Liverpool Daily Post, June 22nd, 1918

Nursing services

Royal Red Cross Awards

His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Royal Red Cross to the under mentioned ladies in recognition of their valuable nursing services in connection with the war :-

Royal Red Cross 1st, class.

Miss Mary Elizabeth DICKINSON, A.R.R.C, Matron, T.F.NS, Wallasey Town Hall, Mil Hospital, and Birkenhead Section of the 1st Western General Hospital.

Miss Agnes Gwendolyn HUNT, Matron, Surgical Home, Baschurch, Shropshire.

Miss Ida Josephine POOLEY, A.R.R.C, Matron, Q.A.I.M.N.S, B??rington War Hospital, Shrewsbury.

Royal Red Cross, 2nd class

Miss Edith ASPINALL, Sister, Liverpool Stanley Hospital, Stanley Rd, Liverpool.

Miss Frances BAGULEY, Matron, St Johns Aux, V.A.D, Southport

Miss Edith K. BLAYNEY, Matron, Royal Infirmary, Chester.

Miss Florence BARTON, Matron, Victoria Hospital, Blackpool.

Lady Domini CROSFIELD, Commandant, Highgate V.A.D, Hospital, Byculla.

Miss Nell DONE, Senior Sister, Oakdene Hospital, Rainhill.

Miss Edith Alice DRAPER, Assistant Matron, Highfield Military Hospital, Knotty Ash, Liverpool.

Miss A. J. D. DORWARD, Sister, Q.A.I.M.N. S.R, Queen Marys Military Hospital, Whalley, Lancs.

Miss Esther Anne EDWARDS, Supt of Nurses, Toxteth Park, Military Hospital, Liverpool.

Miss Clara EVANS, Sister Aux Military Hospital, Tranmere, Birkenhead.

Miss Anne FARMER, Sister Cyngfold, Shrewsbury.

Miss Ida Mildred H. GOULD, Sister, Pembroke Aux Military Hospital, Lytham.

Mrs Lily GRIFFITHS, Staff Sister, Aux Military Hospital, Quarry Place, SHREWSBURY.

Miss Marie Louise HENNEL, Matron, The Cottage, Fleetwood Rd, Southport.

Miss Marjorie Isabella HEPHERD, Nurse, White Cross Military Hospital, Warrington.

Miss Edith E. LUMSDEN, Nursing Sister, Can Nursing Service No 5 Can Gen Hospital, Kirkdale, Liverpool.

Miss Nellie MERRIOTT, Asst Matron, Q.A.I.M.N.S.R, Military Hospital P? Heath, Salop.

Miss Elizabeth PRICE, Ass Matron, Highfield Military Hospital, Liverpool

Mrs Evelyn Margaret PUGH, Sister Woolton Aux Hospital, West Lancs.

Miss Nettie May PURDLE, Matron, Brabyns Hall, Marples Bridge, Cheshire.

Miss Elsie RIGBY-MURRAY, Matron, V.A.D, Hospital Hatton Grange, Shifnel, Shropshire.

Miss Charlotte Cavendish Bentinck ROBERTSON, Sister Aux Military Hospital, Moor Park, Preston.

Miss Rosa Margurita ROOKE, Asst Matron, Q.A.I.M.N.S, Military Hospital, Park Hall Camp, Oswestry.

Miss Elizabeth RUSSELL, Sister, Q.A.I.MN.B, [R] Military Hospital, Pires Heath, Salop.

Miss Madeline Antionette Grace SAUNDERS, Matron, Plas Tudno and St Tudno Aux Hospital, Llandudno, Carnarvon.

Mrs Elizabeth Mary SMITH, Theatre Sister, Myrtle Aux Hospital, Liverpool.

Miss Mary Elizabeth SMITH, Matron, Lady Forester Hospital, Much Wenlock, Shropshire.

Miss Gertrude Ada Bessie STEVENS, Matron, Aux Military Hospital, Frodsham, Cheshire.

Mrs Mary Ann Johnstone TAYLOR, Matron, Belmont Aux Military Hospital, Anfield, Liverpool.

Miss Gertrude Mary THOMAS, Sister in charge, Temple Rd, Aux Military Hospital, Birkenhead Section 1st West General Hospital.

Miss Beatrice Mary THOMPSON, Sister, T.F.N.S, 1st West General Hospital, Fazakerley, Liverpool.

Mrs Lucy THOMPSON, Matron, The Woodlands, St Johns Aux, Southport.

Lady Wynford TOLLEMACHE, Commandant, Packforton Castle, Bunbury Hospitals, Cheshire.

Miss Emily Gwendoline VARDIN, Commandant, Winsford Lodge, Aux Hospital, Winsford.

Miss Edith Ellen Parker WAKO, Matron, Garswood Hall Hospital, West Lancs.

Miss Annie WALKER, Sister, Red Cross Hospital, The Chalet, Hoylake.

Miss Helen WALTERS, Matron Southport Infirmary.

Miss Catherine WATT, Matron, Woolton Convalescent Institution West Lancs.

Miss Emma Jane WHITEHEAD, Sister Woodlands, Wigan

Miss Mabel WOODIN, Sister, Aux Military Hospital, Moor Park, Preston.

Miss Margaret WOODWARD, Matron, Aux Military Hospital, Billinge, Orrell, nr Wigan.

Local recipients

Miss Mary Elizabeth DICKINSON, A.R.R.C, matron, T.F.N.S, Wallasey Town Hall, Military Hospital and Birkenhead, is a native of Ashby de la Zunche, Leicestershire. She was trained at the Royal Infirmary, Liverpool, and acted as sister in that institution. She then became assistant matron at Bury Infirmary, and at the outbreak of war was called upon to be assistant matron at the Fazakerley Military Hospital. She was appointed matron at Wallasey in June last.

Miss Clara EVANS, sister Auxiliary Military Hospital, Tranmere was trained at Oak Hospital, Pendleton, and was mentioned in despatches twelve months last March.

Miss Gertrude Mary THOMAS, sister in charge of Temple Rd, Auxiliary Military Hospital, Birkenhead was trained at the Royal Infirmary, Liverpool, and was a sister at the hospital for some time. In September 1914 she joined the 1st Western General Hospital, Fazakerley, and now is sister in charge of Temple Rd, Auxiliary Military Hospital, Prenton.

Miss Majorie Isabella HEPHERD is the eldest daughter of Mr James HEPHERD, J.P, of Heathfold, Grappenhall, Warrington. As a member of one of the Cheshire V.A.D, detachments she commenced work at the Raidon Court Red Cross, Hospital, Latchford in 1914, but for the past three years she has been engaged at the White Cross Military Hospital, Warrington. She was educated at Huyton College.

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