Thursday, 3 November 2011

UK military nurses records added at FMP

Just over 4,000 military nurses who served between approximately 1856 and 1940 are in this new collection on Find My Past.  http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/news/military-nurses.html

There are five component sets of records:

Army Nursing Service: 238 nurses of often quite "genteel origin", appointed to the Army Nursing Service (between 1869 and 1891).

Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service: 783 nurses, born between 1859 and 1904.

Royal Hospital Chelsea Nurses: 165 largely untrained nurses, born between 1839 and 1876.

Scottish Women's Hospital: references to 1,575 women (and men) who were stationed in continental Europe during WWI.

WWII Military Nurses: details of 1,244 nurses who served in France with either Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, or Queen Alexandra's Reserve, or the Territorial Army Nursing Service, during WWII.


The information provided varies, typically: name, title, position (job), station, dates of service, and source.

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