Monday, November 16, 2009

Jessie Ritchie - WW1 QAIMNS


Jessie Ritchie

Cargill, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland.
Sister of James Ritchie of The Neuk, Rosemount Blairgowrie, Pertshire, Scotland.

Trained at the Royal infirmary Dundee Scotland.

later worked for the Nurses Co-operative in London based at Cavendish Square.

Served in the Boer War and was the Matron at the Orange River (concentration) Refugee Camp 1902.

Meet General Smuts on 2nd June 1902.

Joined the British Expeditionary Forces in France during the first days of World War One as a Staff Nurse in the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, transfered to Egypt and later to the Salonika front in Greece.

Died of dysentery 13th August 1916

Buried: Salonika Lembet Road Cemetery
The Cemetery is on the northern outskirts of Thessalonika, Greece

Commemorated on Wolfill Village Hall, Perthshire Memorial


Dundee Staff Nurse: AGNES GREIG MANN QAIMNS aged 25, drowned as a result of the German U boat mining of the H.M.H.S. "Salta." 10th April 1917 buried Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre;