The Scottish GENES blog has now ceased publication - for continuing Scottish news please refer to its sister blog, British GENES, at http://britishgenes.blogspot.com. The Scottish GENES posts will remain online as an archive of Scottish genealogical news from 2007-2011. Alba - agus Scottish GENES - gu bràth!
Records of British nurses who served from 1856-1940 have now gone online thanks to FindmyPast (www.findmypast.co.uk).
The following collections are available:
Army Nursing Service: a small but significant set of 238 nurses of often quite genteel origin, born in the 19th century
Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service: records of 783 nurses, born between 1859 and 1904
Royal Hospital Chelsea Nurses: records of 165 largely untrained nurses, born between 1839 and 1876, who served at the hospital for pensioned soldiers between 1856 and 1910
Scottish Women’s Hospital: records of 1,575 women (and men) who were stationed in continental Europe during WWI
WWII Military Nurses: details of 1,244 nurses who served in France with either Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service, or Queen Alexandra’s Reserve, or the Territorial Army Nursing Service, during WWII