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Dowse, Elizabeth Ann


Registration number1028
First name(s)Elizabeth Ann

15 Harford Street, Bristol; Station Hospital, Gibraltar; Military Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt

Date of registration2 May 1890

St Mary's Hospital 1878-85; Army Nursing Service 1886-90


Fee 10/6; Revise; Deceased

Personal details

Date of birth20 October 1855
Place of birthBristol
Family details

Father's Occupation: Haulier and Carrier; Mother's Occupation: Upholsterer; One brother, Aaron George Dowse, died at sea in 1918 - Ship - Victory

Date of death17th June 1941
Place of deathAldershot, Hampshire
Additional personal details

Retired 20-10-1910 at age 55; Temporarily re-employed as Matron, QAIMNS until 1921.; Address 17 Campden House Road, Kensington W; Final Address - Queen Mary's House, Elvetham Road, Fleet, Hampshire; Died aged 85years; Probate 1086.7s.7d. Llandudno.

Professional details

Work experience

St. Mary's Hospital, Cambridge Place, Paddington 1878-85; Army Nursing Service 14.1.1886-90; National Aid Society - Nursing Sister - Egypt 1885; Army Nursing Service, Gibraltar 1886-91; Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley 1891-93; Herbert Hospital 1893-98; Gosport 1898-1899; South Africa 1899-1904; Military Hospital, Cork to January 1909

Professional activities

Member of Royal British Nurses Association.

Additional professional details

Appointed Sister Q.A.I.M.S. Tues. February 17th 1903; Medals awarded:- King's South Africa Medal to Nursing Sisters, Army Nursing Service 1899-1902, issued 8.5.1903, Campaign 2nd. Boer War; Decoration of Royal Red Cross in recognition of service during South African War, Army Nursing Superintendent, issued 1.10.1902; Bar to R.R.C. issued 15.6.1918; U.K. Silver War Badge 1914-20, Rank Matron, QAIMNS; Also served in Ladysmith during siege and on Hospital ship; Served in Bloemfontein 23.9.1902; Appointed to be Matron July 24th 1908; As retired Member of QAIMNS, temporarily employed as Matron during 1st. World War; Finally retired 1921 to live at 17 Campden House Road, Kensington W.


RBNA Roll of Members 1909 and Register of Nurses (RBNA 4/1) - Royal British Nurses' Association Records, King's College London Archives London Gazette 1901,1903; RCN Nursing Journals, Vol.27 5th.Oct.1901 P262,Vol.41,15th Aug.1908 P131 Findmypast - Military Nurses 1856-1940, WO25/3955,NUR/324, 68/Nurses/754; 1861, 1871, 1881 census Death Index 1916-2005, Vol.2c P441; Army Lists Jan 1898 and Mar. 1918.

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