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Stewart, Henrietta


Registration number18
First name(s)Henrietta

35 Hazelwood Road, Northampton

Date of registration28 March 1890

King's College Hospital, 1872 - 1879
Leicester Infirmary, 1879
St. Bartholomew's Hospital, 1880
Army Nursing Service, 1881 - 1886
N. I. Northampton, 1889 to date



Personal details

Date of birth1838
Place of birthScotland
Additional personal details

1896, Incapacitated by paralysis - appeal launched for annuity (see Nursing Record March 7 1896)
1901 Census: Living in Oban, Scotland, on own means with servants

Professional details

Work experience

King's College Hospital, 1872 - 1879
Leicester Infirmary, 1879
St. Bartholomew's Hospital (Night Superintendent of Nursing), 1880 - 1881
Army Nursing Service, 1881-1886
National Aid Society Superintending Sister on board Hospital Ship Carthage - embarked 9 August 1892, returned to England, 7 February 1883
Superintendent of Nursing Staff at Chatham, 1 June 1883 - 6 October 1884
Head Sister at Haslar Naval Hospital, 1884 - 1885
Nursing in Bulgaria during Bulgarian/Serbian War, 1885
Nursing Institute Northampton Lady Superintendent, 1889

Professional activities

President of the Queen Victoria's Jubilee Institute for Nurses in Oban in 1896

Additional professional details

Awarded the Khedive's Bronze Star during the Second Egyptian War in 1882 - issued to her on 10 July 1883
Royal Red Cross Medal issued in 1882 for Service on Hospital Ship "Carthage" - she was the twelfth recipient of the medal - invested at Windsor on 5th July 1883
Favourably reported on by Medical Officer in charge of Carthage and thanked by the Secretary of State, and commended by telegram from PCO Egypt for conspicuously good service
Received a gratuity of £15 for service in Eqypt

Mrs Deeble, Superintendent of Nurses at Netley, claimed "she is not kind or just to those under her". She refused to recommend a Sister for special leave, and after correspondence, received notice to leave Chatham, as the nurses of the National Aid Society were being transferred to Netley. She applied to remain with the NAS or to be transferred to the Military Nursing Establishment but her application "cannot be entertained" - allowed to stay at Chatham until she got another appointment out of the Army. She was to receive £30 a year and 13/ a week subsistence money for so long as she remained in the Government Service pending her appointment elsewhere. She retired from the NAS on 6 October 1884. Applied for admission to the Nursing Service of the Army and was refused


WO25/3955 at National Archive
Medals List National Archive
Royal Red Cross List DV/7 Kew
Nursing Record, May 30 1889
Nursing Record, March 7 1896
Nursing Record, March 14 1896
Nursing Record, June 13 1896
Nursing Record, December 5 1896

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