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Re: Flora Buck's scrapbook diaries of Brabyns Military Hospital
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2020, 06:53:41 AM »
Visit to Brabyns Military Hospital by Duchess of Westminster

In March 1916 the Duchess of Westminster visited Brabyns Military Hospital. Thanks to Flora Buck's scrapbooks we know the names of everyone in this photo:



First row (left to right): Miss Fox, Mrs. Barlow (Township Leader), Miss Hudson, Katharine Duchess of Westminster, Lady Newton, Mrs. Wainwright (Hon. Treasurer), Mrs. Mills, Dr. Burton, M.O., Sister Hague. Second row: Matron (Miss Scanlon), Nurse Jack, Mrs. Drury, Mrs. Standring, Col. Sir Ed. Cotton-Jodrell (County Director), Mrs. Middleton Hill, Col. Wainwright, D.L. (Township Treasurer), Miss Barlow. Miss Sherwin, Mr. Brydon (Hon. County Secretary), Dr. A. Boyle (Assistant County Director.) Third row: Mr. Abrahams, Hospital Orderly, Mrs. F. Taylor, Nurses Fan Hudson, Jackson, Clymer, Hewitt, Mrs. Lintott (Red Cross cook), Nurses Hepworth, Taylor, Lomas, and Newton. Photo by Tew, Marple.

This photo with recovering soldiers (sadly not named) was taken during the same visit:



Read more about Flora's scrapbooks: https://www.marple.website/local-history/flora-buck-scrapbooks.html

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Re: Flora Buck's scrapbook diaries of Brabyns Military Hospital
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2020, 06:22:29 AM »
Nurses and Casualties at Brabyns Military Hospital 1914

Nurses and Casualties at Brabyns Military Hospital on 4 November 1914 from Flora Buck's scrapbooks. Flora is the nurse 2nd from right, see below for all names.



Back row: A.B. L. Simpson, Pte. Percy Kenknight, Pte. John Lannan, Pte. T. Smith, Pte. James Walker, Pte. A. Happer, L.Cpl. J. Doherty, Pte. Spencer Diplock, Pte. Roderick MacIver.
Front row: Denny the dog, Nurses Webb, Milton, Hague (Sister), Podmore (Matron), Flora Buck, Jack.

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Re: Flora Buck's scrapbook diaries of Brabyns Military Hospital
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2020, 07:28:52 AM »
Thanks to Flora's scrapbook we now know all the names of the people in this photo from the Virtual History Tour:

Marple Red Cross Nurses (The Herald, March 6th 1915)

LOYAL LADIES WHO ARE CARING FOR OUR WAR-WORN HEROES.

These ladies have been carrying out that noble duty of repairing our wounded fighters at the Brabyns Auxiliary Military Hospital, Marple, and their work has been singularly successful, as not a single case has either proved fatal or given cause for grave anxiety. Miss Hudson (in the centre of the group) at the outbreak of hostilities came along, and with characteristic loyalty, placed her beautiful home at the disposal of the Military authorities, with the result that Brabyns was the first auxiliary hospital opened in this part of the country.



The names are (left to right): In the Porch: Messrs. S. L. Laird (organiser of entertainments), and T. M. Bevan (leader of the guard). Back row: Nurses Binns, Sewell, Milton, Laird, Hargreaves, Kaye, Buck, Tattersall. Second row (from back): Nurses (Mrs.) Farrer. (Mrs.) Lomas, Barker, Miss Fox (hon. sec. Red Cross Society), Miss Hudson, Mrs. Col. Wainwright (hon. treasurer of the Hospital), Dr. Burton (medical officer), Nurse Scholes, Nurse Phillips. Third row : Nurses Jack, (Mrs.) Jackson, (Mrs.) Taylor, (Mrs.) Hampson, Sister Podmore (Matron), Sister Hague, (Mrs.) Standring, Pott, Cresswell, Cox, (Mrs.) Hirst. Bottom row: Nurses Ward, Vernon, Mr. Harold Boyle, Nurses Hepworth and Turner. Photo by J. P. Tew, A.R.M.C.M., Marple.

Read much more in Flora's scrapbooks: https://www.marple.website/local-history/flora-buck-scrapbooks.html

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Re: Flora Buck's scrapbook diaries of Brabyns Military Hospital
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 10:31:54 AM »
Wow!  I've had a quick flick through the scrapbooks.  What a brilliant resource for local and military historians. 

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Flora Buck's scrapbook diaries of Brabyns Military Hospital
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2020, 06:50:06 AM »
Flora Buck's scrapbook diaries of Brabyns Military Hospital

This morning The Marple Website is delighted to make available to the community two wonderful scrapbooks complied by Miss Flora Buck while she worked as a Red Cross Nurse at the Brabyns Auxiliary Military Hospital from October 1914 until May 1919:

https://www.marple.website/local-history/flora-buck-scrapbooks.html