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From: "Doug & Pat Frykberg" <>
Subject: Re: Matthews & Mafking SA
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 11:18:29 +1200
There is an E Mathews in the Civil Hospital Staff list. they were not
attached to the Army Nursing Service but were rewarded for nursing military
patients in civil Hospitals. they are presumed to have been born in or
permanently resident in South Africa. She was at the Victoria Hospital
Mafeking in on the exact date of 17 April 1901 From " The south African War
21899-1902 Service Records for British and colonial Women - A record of the
service in South Africa of the Military and civilian Nurses , Laywomen and
By Sheila Gray. Pub Auckland 1993 ISBN 0-473-01926-4
From: Mrs Julie Goucher <>
Date: Monday, 30 July 2001 09:34 AM
Subject: Matthews & Mafking SA
>I have an elusive great great aunt by the name of Edith MATTHEWS who was
>born in Rugby Warwickshire 1877 and in 1891 she was living with her father,
>step mother and brother John (my ancestor) in Merrow Guildford Surrey
>Edith became a "nurse" and eventually married and had at least 3 children.
>have photographs to confirm this, but No trace of Edith has been found.
>It is possible that Edith, aged 21 in 1898 was so inspired by the Nursing
>Association that was created in Merrow Guildford Surrey during 1898 that
>became more involved and became a nurse, or at least connected to the
>The Red Cross have NO record of Edith. There is a strong possibility that
>Edith went to South Africa during the Boer War (1899-1902).
>There is a Edith MATHEWS mentioned in Kitcheners Dispatches 8th May 1901 in
>relation to being at Victoria Hospital, Mafeking South Africa 17th April
>Does this ring bells with anyone?
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