Author Topic: Death of a nurse  (Read 327 times)

Offline LMChapman

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 17
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Death of a nurse
« on: Wednesday 25 November 20 16:13 GMT (UK) »
I'm trying to find out about the death of a nurse in the Queen Alexandra's Reserve, whose gravestone is in my local town. Her name was Mary Watson, and according to her file at the National Archives she died on November 6th 1918 at Fargo Military Hospital near Salisbury. Her gravestone is in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland where her family lived. I have been searching ScotlandsPeople and the GRO and I cannot find a death certificate for her. Must there be one somewhere? Or is it at all possible that in among the influenza pandemic and the Armistice it may not have actually been officially registered?
Murray, McKelvie, Smith, Morrison, Latta, McClelland, Manson, Ingram, Cowan

Offline tazzie

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 6,642
    • View Profile
Re: Death of a nurse
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 25 November 20 16:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi....


 How old would she have been?

There is this one in Amesbury Mary Watson aged 30 3a 352.

Tazzie
Liscoe -all
Green/Simpson/Underwood-Beds
Walker/Foulkes/Fookes/Fooks/Hedges/Lamborne-Bucks.
Stanton/Pattrick/Cooper/Fitzjohn/Holland/Spalding-London
 Rewallin/Underwood -Devon
 Casbolt-London/Cambridge
 Favell/Favel - Lincs-Beds

 This information is Crown Copyright from
   www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline LMChapman

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 17
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Death of a nurse
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 25 November 20 16:31 GMT (UK) »
She was born 1886. But that is the correct quarter and the most likely district. I'm not familiar with Wiltshire so hadn't picked that up!
Murray, McKelvie, Smith, Morrison, Latta, McClelland, Manson, Ingram, Cowan


Offline tonepad

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 674
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Death of a nurse
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 25 November 20 16:31 GMT (UK) »
The Amesbury death is 5a 352


Tony
Aucock/Aukett~Kent/Sussex, Bing~Kent, Broadway~Oxfordshire, Danks~Warwickshire, Fenn~Kent/Norfolk, Goatham~Kent, Hunt~Kent, Parker~Middlesex, Sellers~Kent/Yorkshire, Sladden~Kent, Wright~Kent/Essex

Offline tazzie

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 6,642
    • View Profile
Re: Death of a nurse
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 25 November 20 16:36 GMT (UK) »
The Amesbury death is 5a 352


Tony

Hi Tony.....yes you're right sorry.

  Tazzie
Liscoe -all
Green/Simpson/Underwood-Beds
Walker/Foulkes/Fookes/Fooks/Hedges/Lamborne-Bucks.
Stanton/Pattrick/Cooper/Fitzjohn/Holland/Spalding-London
 Rewallin/Underwood -Devon
 Casbolt-London/Cambridge
 Favell/Favel - Lincs-Beds

 This information is Crown Copyright from
   www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Online barryd

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,680
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Death of a nurse
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 25 November 20 17:53 GMT (UK) »

WATSON , Mary , Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve

Is this her on a memorial for possibly her and other deceased WW1 Nurses.


On the wall at St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh



Offline LMChapman

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 17
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Death of a nurse
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 25 November 20 17:59 GMT (UK) »

WATSON , Mary , Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve

Is this her on a memorial for possibly her and other deceased WW1 Nurses.


On the wall at St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Thanks for that, all the info is right so could be her definitely.
Murray, McKelvie, Smith, Morrison, Latta, McClelland, Manson, Ingram, Cowan

Offline sgf28

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,408
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Death of a nurse
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 25 November 20 18:11 GMT (UK) »
She's on CWGC site, gives details of her next of kin:

https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2753538

Next of kin: Mrs Watson, Star Hotel Lane, Crieff. Died at Fargo Mil Hospital, Salisbury Plain, aged 32.

Offline River Tyne Lass

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,651
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Death of a nurse
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 25 November 20 18:53 GMT (UK) »
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/145960567/mary-watson

On Find A Grave if any researcher might want to see a memorial image..
Conroy, Fitzpatrick, Watson, Miller, Davis/Davies, Brown, Senior, Dodds, Grieveson, Gamesby, Simpson, Rose, Gilboy, Malloy, Dalton, Young, Saint, Anderson, Allen, McKetterick, McCabe, Drummond, Parkinson, Armstrong, McCarroll, Innes, Marshall, Atkinson, Glendinning, Fenwick, Bonner