Those who worked at Royal Victoria Hospital Netley

Click here to see the Red Cross site which has details of the First World War volunteers. Put in a name or just the hospital where you think your person was working. More details are being added every day.

Burnley News August 8th 1914 Padiham Ambulance men.
The Men's Dining Hall at Netley. The Royal Army Medical Corps have Red Cross emblems on their sleeves.

Beatrice ACKROYD was a Sister in the Reserves at Netley in 1921. She died in Perth, Australia in 1947.


Miss Violet Jane ADAMS was a theatre sister at Netley for a short time in 1915. This is stated on her wedding notice to Lt. A.E. Staffurth. Boston Guardian October 30th 1915.


Dr Norman Elliot ALDRIDGE who died in 1933 at the age of 71 was one of the earliest of his profession to study and take up the practise of radiography. During WWI he was a radiographer at Netley.


The Times Saturday June 17th 1933


Mrs Alexandra Daisy ANTROBUS who lived at no. 31 Inkerman Rd Woolston. She was a staff nurse at the Welsh Hospital at Netley from 1916-1917 receiving £60 per year.

Mr F. ARMSTRONG A.M.C. Bedfordshire Times 29th march 1912

Thomas Graham BALFOUR (1813 - 1891) was the principal medical officer at Netley in 1873.

Sgt. Robert George BALL who was an Officer's servant, died due to the effects of poison and whose body was exhumed after burial so that an analysis of his stomach may be taken. Died December 19th 1877. Burial no. 487 C. of E.

“Great sympathy has been extended to Mrs Bass and her daughter in their recent bereavement. Quartermaster-Sergeant BASS passed away at the Royal Victoria Hospital last week after a short illness at the early age of 42.  He will be greatly missed by the Netley Angling Club.”

Hampshire Telegraph + Post, 04/04/1934:

Charles Leslie Halifax BEARDMORE was born on 18 November 1878, and commissioned Chaplain to the Forces Fourth Class on 14 September 1907. Appointed Anglican Chaplain to the Royal Victoria Hospital at Netley on 19 October 1914, he served with the Army Chaplains’ Department during the Great War in the Gallipoli theatre of War from May 1915 to October 1916, including as temporary Chaplain to the Forces Third Class from February to June 1916, and for he services in Gallipoli he was Mentioned in Despatches and awarded the Serbian Order of the White Eagle. He relinquished his commission in 1932.

One of only four Chaplains to be awarded the Serbian Order of the White Eagle.

George Steward BEATSON (1814 - 1874) was in charge of Netley hospital from 1868 for 3 years.


Annie Elizabeth BETTS was a Sister at Netley from October 1914 to April 1915. She was awarded the Royal Red Cross 2nd Class on 3rd June 1919.

Mary Florence BIGNOLD MB BCh Doctor  was on duty at Netley in 1919.


Brigade Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel BLENNERHASSET see Royal Victoria Hospital Early Life


Dame Sidney Jane BROWNE (1850 - 1941) joined the army nursing service in 1883 and as a sister, was posted to Netley.

Mr J. BUCHAN Dundee Courier 27th December 1929

Major John Martin BUIST RAMC was at the hospital in the 1911 census.

Prof. F.R. BURRELL. 3rd December 1915 Leeds Mercury.
Pte. C. BURTON Daily Mail November 9th 1914
Surgeon General D. A. CAMPBELL FRASER Gloucester Journal 31st August 1913

Joseph CARLISLE was a 1st class staff sergeant in the medical staff corps according to the 1891 census. He was working and living at the hospital with wife Melinda and 7 children. The eldest was Eliza Melinda 15, who was a school mistress in the army military school there.


He later lived in Orston Villa in Netley with his family.


My thanks to Francis Kreuzberger on ancestry.

See Carlisle Joseph on the left hand side too.



Russell. COOMBE Served in the Great War (Major, R.A.M.C.; Operating Surgeon at Netley Hospital, 1915-16).



C. Manning COOPER was an X-Ray Operator in 1917.British Red Cross Society Volunteers.

Eli CORNWELL was in the Army Hospital Corps. in the 1881 census. He was the father of Jack Cornwell V.C.

Read more about their story here:


Alice COUPLAND was a Lift Attendant in 1918. British Red Cross Society Volunteers.

Grace CRANSTON-MAYWOOD was Assistant Matron at the Red Cross Hospital in WWI. She received her award at Buckingham Palace in 1916.

Thank you to Sarah on ancestry for the information.

Mary CRICHTON-SCOTT worked in the Ear, Nose & Throat dept. in 1917. British Red Cross Society Volunteers.

Edith Maud Rose CROOK  was a telephonist in 1918. British Red Cross Society Volunteers.

Lt.Col.Sir Warren Roland CROOKE - LAWLESS Western Daily Press 15th September 1931


Duncan Edward. CURME.In the Royal Army Medical Corps. At Netley Hospital, 1898.


Mr J.B. DALY was the assistant school master in the garrison school in 1906. He married Miss R. GRIFFIN who was the assistant school mistress in 1906. Mrs HAMBRIDGE and Mr GODDEN, the head school master's, presented them with a set of silver forks and spoons.

Miss A.M. DAVIES Daily Mirror 18th December 1917
Jane DEEBLE seated with her nurses. From Netley Hospital Heritage group. See Deeble Jane on the left hand side bar.
Mrs DEEBLE Portsmouth Evening News 4th December 1889

Surgeon Lt.Col. George Edward DOBSON (1848 - 1895) a zoologist, was a chief authority on bats and other mammals. He wrote papers on the subjects and later worked in the museum at Netley.


Sister G.H. ECHLIN was at Netley in 1916. 

Sgt. ELLINGHAM was a dispenser at the hospital and was well liked by his fellow sergeants. He went to visit his dying father only to die himself on the same day. Both father and son were buried in Ely cemetery on the 8th October 1869

Dennis EMBLETON Served in the Great War, 1914-19 (Capt. and Major R.A.M.C. mentioned in despatches).



Charles Standish ENSELL Reverend. Chaplain to the Forces 1910 - 1914.


Dr. Maberly Squire ESLER

Click on the link below to listen to Dr Esler being interviewed in 1974. The first reel contains his memories of Netley.


Major C. A. Figg, 0.8. E., R.A.M.C., (retd.), who died suddenly on April 10th, at Southampton, spent nearly 37 years In" the R.A.M.C., joining the Corps in Dover. He went with the first Field Hospital to South Africa in 1899, and was in the Siege of Ladysmith, remaining in Africa for five years. He crossed with the first Field Hospital to France in 1914, and was on active service there until after the Armistice, being three times mentioned in despatches, and awarded the 0.B. E. Later he saw service: in Egypt, Turkey and China, retiring when' stationed at Netley Hospital in 1929, and; had since lived in Southampton. His wife died in 1932. The funeral of Major Figg took place at Southampton on Tuesday last week, when a warm tribute to his memory was paid five officers, four of whom were in uniform, all having in past years been associated with him. They provided buglers, and asked permission that the "Last Post" and "Reveille" sounded.

Dover Express 25th April 1941.

Christina Greenhill FOTHERINGHAM was a dispenser in 1917. British Red Cross Society Volunteers.


Hastings and St. Leonards Observer 24th December 1936

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