Essex Regiment & Essex Militia History

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Trained Nurses posted as Sisters to VAD hospitals in Essex 1917/18

At the start of the war there were concerns at the ability of VAD nurses to provide enough expert care and so a sytem began where trained nurses were posted to serve in the VAD hospitals ensuring that all VAD hospitals had at least one trained nurse.

Listed below are some of the Red Cross postings in 1917/18

Jan 1917 VAD Hospital, Witham Miss L Swift
Jan 1917 Red Cross Hospital, Earls Colne Miss A Sydal
Jan 1917 Singholme , Walton on Naze Miss N Hogan
Mar 1917 VAD Hospital, Burnham on Crouch Miss C E Cahill
Mar 1917 VAD Hospital, Burnham on Crouch Miss E Nelson
Apr 1917 Overcliff, Southend Mrs B Gillingham
Apr1917 Hillsborough, Harlow Mrs Edith Rushworth
May1917 The Glen, Southend Miss E K Byrne
May1917 Woodhouse, Gt Horkesley Miss M I Ward
May1917 Hillsborough, Harlow Miss S Watt
May1917 Hosp for Officers, Harlow Miss F J Harris
Jun1917 Red Cross Hosp, Harlow Miss M Barraclough
Jul1917 Singholme, Walton on Naze Miss A A Haynes
Aug1917 Budworth hall, Ongar Miss H Wilson
Aug1917 Singholme, Walton on Naze Miss O S Tucker
Oct1917 Oakwood, Chigwell Miss M Turtle
Oct1917 Hillsborough, Harlow Miss M Campbell
July 1918 VAD Hospital, Burnham on Crouch Miss M Johnson