Manxwomen of the War: Nursing Overseas

In the 1917 Report of Noble’s Hospital, matron Esther Bridson listed the nurses who had gone overseas or abroad to help with the war effort.

Esther Bridson, matron of Noble’s Hospital from 1906 to 1923

“…16 have either joined Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing service or the Territorial Force Nursing Service. the following are some of the ames:- Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service: Sister Stuart is in France; Sister Fayle, in France; Sister Cowin, in Salonika; Nurse Joughin and Nurse Paterson are in Egypt; Nurse M. Simpson, in Winchester; Nurse Fraser, in St Albans; Nurse Kermode in Dartford (called up this week); Nurse Murray is in Devonshire Red Cross Hospital, Buxton; and Nurses I. Simpson, H.S.Benson, and M. Timby are Territorial Force nurses at the 1st Western General Hospital. Nurse K. Rothwell has just been appointed Staff Nurse, and is shortly to begin duty at the Samaritan Hospital, London”.

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