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Agnes joined the Scottish Women’s Hospitals as Doctor and Bacteriologist.
Agnes worked at Royaumont Abbey 30 miles outside Paris.
Her parents were also on this voyage to NY,giving their address as New Jersey, USA.
1922 records show Ailsa departing Southampton on “Canopic” en route to visit an aunt in Newark, New Jersey.
The hospital endured around 8 deaths per week, however most of the other hospitals in Salonika were reporting huge causalities.
In August the fighting began as the Serbian and French began pushing the Bulgarians back.
Royaumont Abbey north of Paris, France became during WW1 an all women hospital run by the Scottish Women’s Hospitals and by the end of the war had saved and aided thousands of lives.
Perhaps the most challenging time at Salonika was in the summer of 1916.By dint of much hard work the hospital was eventually given it certificate by the Service de Sante of the French Red Cross.Their work was unremitting, the winters bitter and I was left with unstinting admiration for this very gallant band of doctors, nurses, orderlies ambulance drivers, cooks, who gave so much to their patients throughout the war.The hospital was situated near the front line and nursed 10,861 patients, many with serious injuries.
The fact that the death rate among the mainly French servicemen was 1.82% is a testimony to the skill, endless compassion and boundless energy shown by the women.
In 1901 she was living with her mother in St Mary in the Castle, Sussex. In May of 1917 she joined the Scottish women’s Hospitals and headed to Salonika.