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Camm, Clare


Registration number1049
First name(s)Clare

Kimberley Hospital, South Africa; Urgency Cases Hosp., Revigny

Date of registration2 May 1890

Guy's Hospital, 1879; Kimberley Hospital 1888-90

Personal details

Date of birthabt 1857
Place of birthLiverpool
Family details

Father, Jabez, was a provision dealer according to 1861 census. No mother listed. 1871 census says that the father, Jabez Camm, was a retired grocer. Jabez was born abt 1825, died in July, 1879 and left his money (under 200) to his niece.

Additional personal details

Clara seems to have been her name at birth. In 1871, age 14, she was listed as a 'shoe machinist'.

Professional details

Work experience

Guy's Hospital 1879; Leeds Nursing Inst. 1880-1887; Kimberley Hospital 1888 to at least 1892; Urgency Cases Hospital, Revigny seems to have begun in 1915.

Professional activities


Additional professional details

I am glad to hear that Miss Clare Camm, MRBNA, has been appointed Matron of the Wynburg Hospital, British Bechuanah Land. I hear that advances which the Nursing profession is making in South Africa in popular estimation thanks to the system of State registration now in force in Cape Colony is very marked, and that the RBNA is there recognized as a great motive force. There is no doubt that the same results would follow Parliamentary action in this country, and from what I hear, the Government in this country may undertake legislation for Nurses sooner than is generally expected' from the Nursing Record Vol. 9 13 Oct. 1892 (p. 842).


Register of Trained Nurses 1892; Nursing Directory for 1909; RBNA Roll of Members 1909 and Register of Nurses (RBNA 4/1) - Royal British Nurses' Association Records, King's College London Archives 1871 and 1881 census Nursing Record, 1892 and 1893 Free BMD - Probate record via held at The National Archives Guy's hospital records, London Metropolitan Archives (ref: H9/GY/A224/3) on Women's War work

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