QSA (0) (Nursing Sister E. L. Goodwin.) officially re-impressed naming.
Noonan's say Miss Edith Louise Goodwin is the only name shown on a Nursing Service roll submitted by the Senior Medical Officer of the Heidelberg Sub District, where she presumably worked in the Hospital.
ABO (Verpleegster C. R. Visser.), officially re-impressed naming
Cornelia Rozina Visser was a Red Cross nursing sister serving with the Veldt-Hospital at Mafeking.
Sold with copied Vorm “B” and various submissions, mostly in Dutch. A small note attached in English reads ‘Served in Ambulance. Attack of malaria at Litchenburg where she had to remain, and lost contact with ambulance - returned to Holland - date not given but prob before 1902.’
QSA (0) (Sister Raphael) officially impressed naming, minor edge bruises
MID London Gazette 16 April 1901 (Lord Roberts’ despatch).
Sister Raphael is confirmed on the roll of the Roman Catholic Convent, Bloemfontein.
Bloemfontein, the capital of the Orange Free State, was captured by Lord Roberts on 13 March 1900. Occupied by his force of some 36,000, and without any proper sanitary provisions, it soon became engulfed by a raging typhoid epidemic. By mid-April there were 2000 men in hospital and the dead and dying overwhelmed Roberts’ inadequate medical arrangements, so much so that an urgent request for an extra 30 Doctors and 300 Orderlies was sent to London. The Mother Superior and Sisters of the Roman Catholic Convent (16 in total) and the Nursing Staff of St Michael’s Home (12 in total), at Bloemfontein, provided much needed beds and assistance during the epidemic.
WO100/229p135 lists all the names for St Michael’s Home, and includes a section towards the end for the Roman Catholic Convent. The remaining 11 names are on p136.
QSA (0) (Miss M. Warboys.) officially impressed but naming inverted;
[ KSA (0) ]
Miss M. Warboys is confirmed on a roll of Civilian Nursing Sisters serving at No. 10 General Hospital at Norvals Pont. Locally engaged, these nurses volunteered in South Africa and were attached to the Army Nursing Service Reserve for service in military hospitals. Miss Warboys returned to Pretoria on 30 July 1900. She is also entitled to the KSA without clasps and is shown on the roll as ‘Nursing Sister Warboys, M. (Civil) (now Mrs Hudson)’, having married one H. A. W. Hudson in 1902.