Florence ABRAHAM was born in Melbourne, Australia about 18711. The 1891 census shows Florence as a probationer at St George’s Hospital. She joined Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on May 4, 19002.
Nursing service in the Boer War
Sister Florence ABRAHAM does not appear on the medal rolls for South Africa, but the 1901 census shows her working as a military nurse at the Devonport Military Hospital3.
After the Boer War
The 1911 Census shows Florence as a civilian nurse working at Nettleton House, Caistor, Lincolnshire4, so it is unlikely she continued in a military career.
- The National Archive: England Census RG12/346 1891 St George’s Hospital [↩]
- War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) as at 30th September [↩]
- The National Archives: England Census RG13/2112 1901 Devonport Military Hospital [↩]
- The National Archives: England Census RG14/20017 1911 Nettleton House, Caistor, Lincolnshire [↩]