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Bessie Bannerman Murdoch
« on: Saturday 11 July 15 18:22 BST (UK) »
Hello, another of my Scottish Women's Hospital nurses requiring some assistance .. Am a wee bit down the road with her in that i know she was born in 1881 at inverlochy farm Elgin. Father were John and Mary. She had a long ww1 service France, Serbia and more. What i don't know is what happened to her after 1919, can anyone find her death etc. She did go to America before the war and its possible she returned.

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Re: Bessie Bannerman Murdoch
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 11 July 15 18:32 BST (UK) »
Hi ,
   Bessie was found dead at 2:50 a.m. 12th October 1958 last seen at 10:30 a.m. on the 11th
 
at 8 Barony Terrace Corstorphine Edinburgh she was aged 77 and a retired hospital matron

Both parents are deceased. Father John a retired farmer mother Mary .m.s. McKenzie.

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Re: Bessie Bannerman Murdoch
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 11 July 15 19:21 BST (UK) »
According to LIBINDX Bessie B Murdoch was awarded a Serbian Medal (Expeditionary Force). There was a report in the Banffshire Advertiser on 4 September 1919, in which she was apparently described as a nun.
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Re: Bessie Bannerman Murdoch
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 11 July 15 19:24 BST (UK) »
Hi SWH,

Just a small snippet - incase you haven't already got this info and it  helps to fill in some of the timeline for Bessie. There was a New York Passenger List - Bessy Murdoch - born about 1883 - Elgin Scotland - aged 39 years - single - nurse - travelling Liverpool to New York on the Baltic - arriving 28 August 1922.  Last permanent address was Constantinople Turkey, going to C/O American Relief Mission. 151 5 th Avenue NY City. She had spent 6 years in the USA previously.

Impressive war record - Morayshire Roll of Honour

http://www.mocavo.co.uk/The-Morayshire-Roll-of-Honour-a-Biographical-Record-of-the-Men-and-Women-Connected-With-the-County-Who-Took-Part-in-the-Great-War-1914-1918/988023/280



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Re: Bessie Bannerman Murdoch
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 11 July 15 19:27 BST (UK) »
UK incoming Passenger List shows Bessie Murdoch returning from Montreal Quebec to Glasgow Scotland, arriving 26 November 1922 on the Metagama. Going to 27 Claremont Place Aberdeen. Intended future residence was shown in the column for Scotland but in pencil was written USA.

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Re: Bessie Bannerman Murdoch
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 11 July 15 19:29 BST (UK) »
27 Claremont Place, Aberdeen was mentioned in the Banffshire Advertiser article as the address of her mother.
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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 11 July 15 20:08 BST (UK) »
Notice her brother appearing on a Canadian Ocean Arrivals (Form 30 A) Gordon McKenzie Murdoch born 1887 Elgin Scotland arriving St Johns New Brunswick on 23 April 1923 on the Marburn. Going to a Mr James Coleman, looks like Fronde Sask.  ::) Mother Mrs Mary Murdoch, 27 Claremont Place Aberdeen.

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Re: Bessie Bannerman Murdoch
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 11 July 15 20:31 BST (UK) »


Hi again,
              It was an R. Watt a Law Agent of Jerusalem Pencaitland that registered her death .

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Re: Bessie Bannerman Murdoch
« Reply #8 on: Monday 13 July 15 08:50 BST (UK) »
Many thanks folks, lots of good solid information from you all.

Alan