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January 2019 Wendy Llewelwyn James

Wendy commenced her training in 1965

20 July 2018 Barbara Thompson

Barbara commenced her training in September 1965

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03 July 2016 Dorothy Tophill (nee Eastwood)

Dorothy commenced her training ~ 1945-1949

07 March 2016 Virginia Mary Hampton (nee Davies)

Virginia commenced her training in 1953

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08 January 2016 Marjorie (Marg) Hunt

Marg commenced her training in 1951

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16 October 2015 Ruth Elizabeth Bryans nee Stoney

Born on 13 March 1953 and commenced her training with Set 431

12 September 2015 Evelyn Rowley


10 September 2015 Susan June Strevens nee Taylor

Born on 08 December 1930 and commenced her training in 1948

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14 April 2015 Lyn Harding

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26 December 2014 Rita Ford nee Wickham

Commenced her training in 1955

25 November 2014 Yvonne Bevington

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10 August 2014 Marion Miles

Set 400

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11 June 2014 Elsie Anderson nee Young

Born in 1921 commenced her training in 1948

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27 March 2014 Olive 'Olivia' Carter nee Hicks Groombridge

Born 13 May 1917 commenced her training in 1936

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03 January 2014 Muriel Edith Henson nee Wilden

Born 10 July 1916 and commenced her training in

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24 June 2013 Dame Phyllis Friend

Born 28 September 1922 commenced her training in 1943

Former Matron (1961-71) of the London Hospital

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23 June 2013 Marion Pollard (nee Day)

Marion was a member of the League and was Sister Milward for several years prior to her marriage in 1966

19 June 2013 Catherine (Joan) Miles

Born 1921

11 May 2013 Margaret Culpeck

Former Matron of the London Hospital

15 April 2013 Pauline Mary Bretton

Born 1923 Commenced training 1941

13 March 2013 Dorothy Phyllis Heathfield nee Woodcock

Born 17 April 1920 Commenced training 1940

17 January 2013 Margaret (Peggy) Crispin nee Job

Peggy started her training in 1945

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09 January 2013 Ursula (Urky) Brinn

Ursula started her training in 1962

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01 November 2012 Denise Le Voir nee Barnett Set 400

Denise started her training September 1965 - for more about Denise please click here

11 October 2012 Edith Parker

Miss Parker worked within the Princess Alexandra School of Nursing & Midwifery for many years in a variety of role including as Director of Nurse Education.

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June 2012 - April Thomson nee Heasman

Started her training in 1963, Set 392

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19 March 2012 Jan Baker nee Barnes

Started her training in 1952

Sister Robinson at the Brentwood Annexe

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13 January 2012 Leah Pomeroy Walters

Started her training 1972

28 December 2011 Wendy Cross

Recieving Room, Emergency & Accident Department - this was Wendy

04 July 2011 Joyce Beatrice Gasson (nee Clarke)

Started her training 194*

Sister on Rachel Ward

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22 June 2011 Marika Rosina Lewis, nee Spalding

Marika commenced her training in 1966

21 June 2011 Margaret Saywell nee Bass

Margaret started her training in 1944 and died aged 84 years

24 March 2011 - Katherine Holroyde

Katherine died on 24 March. Katherine trained at The London Hospital in 1941.

25 December 2010 - Pat Grieve

Pat, a former London Hospital Nurse died on 26 December 2010

02 April 2010 - Dorothy Aileen Cooling

Dorothy Aileen Cooling died on 2 April peacefully in her sleep, aged 102 and 11 months. She trained at The London from around 1935 to 1939, and spoke very frequently of her experiences there.  She joined the QARNNS at the outbreak of the war, serving in Egypt, Hong Kong and the UK.  After the war she continued as a Naval nursing sister until her retirement in 1960, when she moved to Bath.

Photo taken of Aileen Cooling on the occasion of her 102nd birthday courtesy of Mr David Guy




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