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Hurlston, Emily Julia

Miss Emily Julia Hurlston has passed away after much suffering sustained with great courage.

Miss Hurlston was trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London 1886-90, and was a member of its League, and spent most of her active life in Private Nursing as a member of the Registered Nurses' Society. She was a woman with the courage of her opinions and a warm supporter of the State Registration movement during the many years of struggle for State organisation of nursing education, and greatly rejoiced at its success in 1919.

The present generation of nurses owe gratitude to the pioneers of nursing reform, the results of whose disinterested struggles they now enjoy. As they pass to their rest, deep regret is felt by old friends for the loss of the old guard.


Registration number604
First name(s)Emily Julia

Langmore, Chipping Compton, Gloucestershire
Hanover Park V.A.D. Hospital, Peckham S E
6 Nottingham Place, W 1

Date of registration28 March 1890

Certificate, St Bartholomew's Hospital, 1886 - 90

Personal details

Date of birth1859
Place of birthManchester
Date of death1933
Place of deathHampstead
Additional personal details

Additional address: 401 Oxford Street W
Also referred to as Julia Hurlston

Professional details

Additional qualifications

Cert Incorporated Society of Trained Masseuses
State Registered Nurse

Work experience

St Bartholomew's Hospital (Pro & Staff Nurse), 1886 - 90
Victoria Hospital for Children, Chelsea (Sister), 1890 - 91
Private Nursing, 1891 - 93
St Peter's Hospital (Charge Nurse), 1893
Registered Nurses' Society, 1894 to date (in 1909 Directory)
Sister-in-Charge of Royal Hospital for Sick Children to 1915
Hanover Park V.A.D. Hospital (Matron), 1915 to 1918
Lady Superintendent, Edith Cavell Home of Rest for Nurses, appointed 1918

Professional activities

Member of League of St Bartholomew's Nurses
Member of Society for the State Registration of Nurses
Member of Matrons Council of Great Britain and Ireland
Secretary of Registered Nurses Society

Additional professional details

Deputed to duty in Home Hospital by Joint War Committee
Heavily involved in the campaign for State Registration of Nurses


Kings College London Archives
Free BMD database
British Journal of Nursing, 21 Aug 1915, p 1915; 25 Dec 1915, p 526; 29 Jan 1916, p00 & Mar 1924, p63

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