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.

This page tells you about the Accrington Corps of the St. John Ambulance Brigade who spent 6 months at Netley. 

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


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.

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


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
Pte. C. BURTON Daily Mail November 9th 1914

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.



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


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:


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.

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.


Miss A.M. DAVIES Daily Mirror 18th December 1917
Jane DEEBLE seated with her nurses. From Netley Hospital Heritage group.
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.


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.



Hastings and St. Leonards Observer 24th December 1936
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