Helen Coan is researching some
nursing-related photographs, particularly to discover if they
are related to Nottingham Bagthorpe. "My great aunt Ellen DISNEY
trained at Nottingham,
and qualified 1911/12.
Ellen seems to have a Maltese
shape cross on her right breast in the individual photo. I'm not sure if
these photos relate to Bagthorpe or not. Her service records have survived
so I know which hospitals she worked at before 1916 and wondered
if you could recognise where the photos were from the uniform,
as I believe each hospital had its own particular cap and
The main question here
concerns the uniform in the photograph. Can anyone identify
The possibilities appear to be Nottingham Bagthorpe, Warwick
Infirmary and St Mary's Islington. (Outside possibilities
are Hardwick Infirmary and Selly Oak, Birmingham - Ed.)
Helen says that If anyone has access to photos of
or St Mary's Islington
it could eliminate
those for certain. The badge? At the present time, I don't
think the identification can ever be more than educated
|The QA uniform is not
in question. "She joined the
QAIMNS in 15th
My aunt was with Queens Alexandra's nurses in Bagdad 1919 - 1920
and I have photos of her in that uniform. She was awarded the
Royal Red Cross 2nd Class in 1920 for her work out in Iraq but
sadly I do not have that medal or any others except her War &
Ellen Disney QAIMNS
this interesting Parkhurst staff picture.
"She was also at Parkhurst
on the Isle of Wight in 1916 and I have a group photo of her
I believe Ellen Disney is either 5th or 8th from the left 2nd front
row - Ed
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