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VICTORIAN NURSES in the BOER WAR
Amy Robinson CHUTT (Alfred Hosp.)
Dora BURGESS (Melbourne Hosp.)
Dorothy F. SMITH (Note: Dorothy Smith is mentioned in Berhard Smith's letter--below)
Ethel Mary Bernhard SMITH Read a letter from her by clicking here.
Annie Eliza Helen THOMSON
Eleanor Augusta Victoria LANGLANDS (Note: Sister Langlands is mentioned in Bernhard Smith's letter--above)
Frances Emma HINES (died in Bulawayo Memorial Hospital, Rhodesia, 7 August 1900)
Isobel IVEY (mentioned in dispatches)
Julia B. ANDERSON
READ about their services at Bulawayo, Rhodesia, by clicking here.
Our Victorian Nurses sail for the Boer War.
Sailed for South Africa from Melbourne on S. S. Euryalus, 10 March 1900, with 3rd (Bushmen's) Contingent.
Departure of SS Euryalus.
We went on shore yesterday and had a look at the place. It is just swarming with soldiers & the Harbour is so full of ships that it is almost impossible to count them . . .
We are leaving again this afternoon for Beira up on the East Coast. We are to live in tents & are the first Australian Nurses to go to the front. Will write again earliest chance. E.Langlands. Cape Town. April 3rd, 1900.
(Thanks to Jeffrey Marks for this postcard).
Three additional names have been provided by Defending Victoria Visitor Lenore Frost. She found these details in 'The South African War 1899-1902: Service Records of British and Colonial Women. A record of the service in South Africa of Military and Civilian Nurses, Laywomen and Civilians', by Sheila Gray, Auckland, NZ, 1993.
LEMPRIERE, J M VIC Ex Aus to Cape Town 17.01.1900 Posted to School Hospital, Pretoria 23.04.1900 General Hospital Howick Posted to Hospital Ship MONTFORD 27.05.1901 General Hospital, Pretoria 22.11.1901
MCCREADY, A -- VIC Aus to Fort Napier Hospital, Pietermaritzburg JAN 1900 7 General Hospital, Pretoria to Estcourt 7.08.1901
VILLIERS, (no initial) VIC Ex Aus to DURBAN 6.11.1899
READ Max Chamberlain's authoritative article about Australian Nurses in the Boer War.
Bassett, Jan: Guns and Brooches: Australian Army Nursing from the Boer War to the Gulf War: Oxford University Press Australia: 1992, 1997.
Gray, Sheila: The South African War 1899-1902: Service Records of British and Colonial Women: A record of the service in South Africa of Military and Civilian Nurses, Laywomen and Civilians: The Author: 1993: Information about this valuable publication available from 14a Pembroke Crescent, Glendowie, Auckland, New Zealand 1071.
Were there more? Are there photographs available?
NURSES AT THE BOER WAR
Australian Women at war, including nurses
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Books about Women in War available from the Australian War Memorial shop, Canberra
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