This is the original Boer War database that was the foundation of my 2013 PhD “Nurses in the Boer War”. In this database you can find:

  • Army Nursing Service (ANS)
  • Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) (ANSR)
  • Australian Military Nurses (New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia)
  • Canadian Military Nurses (Canada)
  • New Zealand Military Nurses (New Zealand)
  • Nurses employed by the Red Cross and St John Ambulance Brigade
  • Nurses working in civil hospitals caring for military patients (Civilian Nurse)
  • Nurses employed to work in Military Hospitals and the Burgher Camps (Locally Employed)
  • Nurses in the Natal Volunteer Medical Corps (Natal Volunteer)
  • Religious Sisters working in hospitals (Religious Order)
  • Nurses working for the South African Constabulary (South African Constabulary)
  • Some ladies who were considered for a QSA because of their hospital work (Civilians)

It is clear that nurses moved from one category to another, many locally employed or civilian nurses were taken into Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve), and many Reserve nurses joined the full-time Army Nursing Service. I have tried to combine records where it is clear that multiple entries belong to the same person and have given their category as that in which they ended their service in the Boer War. I have added to the medal roll information details from other sources (Census, Nominal Rolls, The Army List, Shipping Lists, Nursing Journals and The London Gazette), all of which are referenced so that you can find the primary source for yourself. Please note that not all the Medal Rolls survive or are legible so there will never be a definitive list of these nurses.If you cannot find what you want please contact me, and we will see what I can find out for you. Some nurses have more fuller descriptions on the britisharmynurses.com site. If so, there will be a link at the bottom of their record.

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Total Records Found: 2015, showing 20 per page
TitleFirst NameLast NameNursing StatusEmploymentNumber
Julia ALLEN Nurse Civilian Nurse
LC ALLMAN Sister Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service (Reserve)
Sister Aloysia Engaged in Nursing Religious Order
Rev. Mother Alphonse Engaged in Nursing Religious Order
Sister Alphonsus de Sales Engaged in Nursing Religious Order
May AMBROSE Sister Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service (Reserve)
Miss Elizabeth AMBROSE Sister Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service (Reserve) 800
Evelyn AMOS Nurse Locally Employed Nurse
Julia B ANDERSON Sister Victoria
H ANDERSON Nurse Civilian Nurse
Miss ACL (Catherine) ANDERSON Sister Army Nursing Service
Miss Catharine Edith McCall ANDERSON Sister Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service (Reserve) 297
Miss Hannah ANDERSON Sister Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service (Reserve) 553
Miss Alice Emily ANDRÉ Sister Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service (Reserve) 544
M ANDREW Probationer Civilian Nurse
Ethel ANDREW Sister Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service (Reserve) 500
Miss Emily Hope ANDREWS Sister Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service (Reserve) 408
S ANGUS Nurse Civilian Nurse
Sister Annie Engaged in Nursing Religious Order
E M ANTEL Nurse Locally Employed Nurse