Princess Christian was the third daughter of Queen Victoria and, taking an interest in nursing, established the Princess Christian Army Nursing Reserve in 1897,  This unit was disbanded in 1907 with the membersjoining the Queen Alexandra' Imperial Military Nursing Servuce Reserve.

The Princess Christian Hospital lwas based in Pinetown near Durban during the Boer War.  It was commanded by Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel James Stevenson Forrester who died of enteric on 18 Jun 1900.

There is a book containing pictures of the nurses from Princess Christian Hospital during the Boer War.  It is called Sub Cruce Candida: A Celebration of One Hundred Years of Army Nursing.


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