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WW1 - Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service

WW1 - Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
P09900.002
Informal group portrait of Australian nurses of the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve outside No. 7 General Hospital. In this group and positions unknown are: P Wardell; E Cumming; K Herriot; E Hargreaves; Mary Loughron; I King; Nellie Weston Crommelin
 
   

Australian QAIMNS

259 Australian women are now known to be in this unit

 

7 Deaths - Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Myrtle Elizabeth Wilson
Charlotte Berrie
Florence Narrelle Jessie Hobbes
May Dickson
Agnes Beryl Corfield
Nellie M Saw
(Alice) Blanche Atikinson
Hospital Ships - Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
 
1 Deaths
Edith Blake  ( Blake St. Nurse: E., Q.A.I.M.N.S.R.  killed on HS Glenart Castle - sunk 26/2/1918 )
 
 
QAIMNS - A to G          QAIMNS - H to O        QAIMNS - P to Z
 92 nurses                                               77 nurses                                         90 nurses

Special Thankyou  to
Dr Kirsty Harris,       The University of Melbourne  
Sue Light ,               Great War Forum & Scarlet Finders
Heather (Frev) Ford   Great War Forum 
    
 for the sharing of their research and help in compiling this list of Nurses,
 without their help it could not have been done.
 

Sources used to compile this list of women                                 

Australian War Memorial

Photos of QAIMNS

Person search lists

AWM 27 373/12 - QAIMNS Nurses file

 

Australian National Archives

            Search of QAIMNS
 
            Search for Nurses
 
             Search for Nurses and Medical Units
 

National Archives – England

Campaign Medal Index Cards, First World War (WO 372)

Nursing Service Records, First World War (WO 399)

 

British Journal of Nursing

            Search of Australian Nurses

 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Search of Australian Nurses

 
Great War Forum     a WW1 research forum
 
 
Scarlet Finders       British Military Nurses 
 
 
 

  Honours & Awards
Name Service Number Unit Conflict Award/Recommendation
Buckham, Jean Binnie QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Associate of the Royal Red Cross
Cheeseman, B G QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
Clarke, E A QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
Coffey, B QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
Cumming, M QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
Daw, M L QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
Denson, I M QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
Donaldson, Edith Victoria QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Associate of the Royal Red Cross
Florey, A J QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
Furnifull, S M QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
Greaves, Ida QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
Greaves, Ida QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
Greaves, Ida QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Royal Red Cross
Hamilton, E M QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
Heriot, K R QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
Loughron, Mary McLean QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Associate of the Royal Red Cross
Loughron, Mary McLean QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
McKibbin, A D QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
Raye, M A QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Associate of the Royal Red Cross
Raye, M A QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
Reay, Anne Victoria QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Associate of the Royal Red Cross
Smythe, M T QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
Solling, W QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
Tabor, L A QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Associate of the Royal Red Cross
Tabor, L A QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
Wilkinson, A QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches
Wyllie, Agnes QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Associate of the Royal Red Cross
Wyllie, Agnes QAIMNSR First World War, 1914-1918 Awarded:  Mention in Despatches

 

 

 Hospitals that are mentioned

 

1st and 2nd Birmingham War Hospitals

The urgent need for more suitable hospital accommodation forced the authorities to consider many alternatives. The Army Council specified the need for an extra 50,000 beds across the country, in established buildings with appropriate facilities, located near to a railway station. In consequence, the Asylum War Hospital Scheme was launched in January 1915. The asylums in the United Kingdom were sorted into 9 Groups. One asylum in each group would be cleared of its current patients, who would be transferred into the others in the Group. The emptied building would then be converted into a military hospital.

 

The Birmingham City Asylum at Rubery Hill was chosen from the Midlands region's Group 4 of asylums, together with its annexe at Hollymoor. These became the 1st and 2nd Birmingham War Hospitals, with 1100 and 930 beds respectively. In all, 1334 patients were relocated to other asylums, including some very violent cases. The first military casualties were received on 5 July 1915 (Hollymoor) and 30 July 1915 (Rubery). 1st BWH closed on 31 March 1919, having treated 20,000 casualties. 2nd BWH closed on 1 March 1920, having treated 16,800 men. In the later stages of the war, Hollymoor had been converted into a specialist Orthopaedic Hospital

 

Birmingham City Asylum Rubery Hill and Hollymoor Hospital, Northfield became 1st and 2nd Birmingham War Hospitals, receiving their first patients in June and July 1915. Most of the nursing staff was retained, with 276 additions, including 47 fully trained sisters and new appointments of the best available local medical specialists. Frontline demand for medical expertise produced widespread retention problems in domestic hospitals, often solved by employing qualified American and other Allies, or occasionally women

 

 

Bagthorpe Military Hospital, Nottingham

Bagthorpe Infirmary, Hucknall Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

What is now Nottingham City Hospital campus was originally the site of the Bagthorpe Isolation Hospital which opened in 1892, and the Bagthorpe Workhouse and Infirmary which opened in 1903. The Workhouse closed in 1909.
During World War 1, the Infirmary became the Bagthorpe Military Hospital.
In 1935, the City Infirmary became a municipal general hospital and was renamed the Nottingham City Hospital. During the Second World War the hospital treated military wounded and prisoners of war.

 

War Hospital Warrington

also known as The Lord Derby War Hospital

Lord Derby War Hospital. Formerly the Lancashire County Asylum at Winwick. 3313 other ranks.
- partly used for mental patients (1000 beds) from June 1916.

The Lord Derby War Hospital was situated on the Winwick Rectory Estate north of Warrington, Lancashire, built as an asylum in 1896, it was used as a military hospital with 2,160 beds during both World Wars. Between 1915 and 1920 over 56,000 wounded soldiers were treated there, and the hospital resumed it's work as an asylum in 1921

 

War Hospital Sheffield

Also known as Wharncliffe War Hospital, Sheffield

 


 

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SCARLETFINDERS

 

The Base Hospitals in France and Flanders http://www.1914-1918.net/hospitals.htm


The Military Hospitals at home http://www.1914-1918.net/hospitals_uk.htm

 

http://www.1914-1918.net/southerngen.htm