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Macdonald, Elizabeth Mackay

Identifier: GD1-30

Scope and Contents

Certificate of training 1910; certificate of registration Edinburgh City Hospital 1911; regulations for admission to Nursing Service Reserve 1908; letters of pay authorisation 1915; uniform and camp kit lists for Reserve; RIE School of Nursing certificate 1914; World War I passport 1914; military hospital identity card 1915


  • Creation: 1908-1915

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Biographical / Historical

Born in Caithness in 1885 MacDonald trained as a nurse at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh School of Nursing until 1914. She went on to serve during World War I in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve), which had been set up in 1902 to replace the Army Nursing Service. In October 1917 she was awarded the Royal Red Cross in recognition of her service at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. She died in Edinburgh in 1966.


8 items: papers


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Custodial History

Donated by family to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Archive, 1970

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in 79 Lauriston Place, 1987


No further accessions are expected

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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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