|1859 - circa 1877
|circa 1877 - 1914
She ran the sanatorium in Willow House until it was closed on the opening of Conway House.
She was "the personification of
kindness and sympathy ... had a very large heart ... a capable mind and
body ... was always a faithfull and trusted servant of the ship ...
Died Dec 1915 leaving a husband and son.
|??? - ???|
|Nurse FILLINGHAM |
1902 - 1905 Night nurse and part time nurse in sickbay.
1905 Became Nurse full time
?? became Matron
|1906 Dec - 1910 Easter term
||Miss C LENDRUM|
|1910 Easter term - 1910 Dec
|Miss I HAWS.|
Sister in Charge
She trained at the Royal
Berkshire Hospital, Reading
before working at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh. She returned to the Royal
Berkshire Hospital, Reading as sister in charge of a large male surgical ward from where, after two years, she joined Conway. Click here.
She left in
December 1910 to get married to Dr A P Yonge of Twickenham..
She was much appreciated for "way she
carried out her duties in the sick bay and the hearty and sympathetic
manner in which she had entered into the social life of the ship".
"An ever cheerful friend."
|1911 - 1912
||Sister C F WALLACE
Joined from Bimbala District Hospital NSW where she had been Matron and joined with excellent credentials.
"Her experience in an up country hospital should stand her in good stead in Conway."
|1914 - 1919
||Name not known
|1919 - 1924 Dec
||Sister SHEARER Miss A|
|Jul 1924 to at least 1930
Start date clashes with Sister Shearer above.
|Late 1920s - 1960|
|Mrs WALTERS |
Assisted by her husband they:
- ran the sanatorium (Conway House) at Rock Ferry
- then the sanatorium at Bryn Mel, Anglesey.
- finally sick bay at Plas Newydd.
Before Conway she had been Matron of a small hospital.
She was known for her "spotlessly crisp white hospital uniform".
|circa 1931 to 1951 Jul
|Sister L M PARRY SRN |
Retired after 20 year on board.
She was “a good-humoured and
gentle lady who made being sick a pleasure. I never knew her get
ruffled, though she had plenty to try her patience.”
Wrote an article on her time in Conway for The Nursing Times.
Fell and broke her leg in the Summer of 51 and despite a long recovery she eventually resigned her position.
Profile Sep 1951.
Obituary The Cadet 1958
| from 1951 Jul to 1952 Jan||Sister GREAVES |
Held the post temporarily until a full time Sister could be appointed.
| from 1952 Jan to 1954 Apr
||Sister Christine Margaret SZUMSKA SRN BRCS|
to her son (in a 2011 letter to the Daily Mail) she later changed her
name to Bennett-Hughes and then married to become Massey.
had a thick accent and I remember her wielding a very large and thick
needle full of penicillin when I was in Sick Bay for boils in my
ear,despite her rather scary appearance she was a real softy at heart."
Previously a lecturer and inspector for the Red Cross.
She gave First Aid lectures to the cadets.
Had a cabin at the stern of the ship and was on leave when the ship was wrecked. She lost all her possessions.
|1954 May to at least 1963 Jun 13th
(But also listed as a Sister in the 1952 Prospectus)
|Sister (Miss) GRIFFITHS |
aka "Sexy Griff"
Photo in Staff
Looked after the altar linen, helped with harvest festivals, prize days and other occasions.
Left to be closer to home for her sick mother.
Mr Rooney said of her "I found her a very hard lady that took no
prisoners. I undertsand she left Conway to become Matron of a nursing
home in Caernarfon. Pity the senior Citizens.
|1964 Sep to 1965 Dec
|Sister B E EVANS SRN|
Previous;y worked in the fat east and Europe.
Fell off her scooter in her first term and so was off sick with facial injuries. Sister Wynn-Jones covered for her.
Left to take up a post in Zambia.
|1966 Jan to ???
|Sister BAIRD SRN
|??? to early 1970
||Sister Glenys WYNN-JONES |
|early 1970 to 1971 Aug
|| Miss Fay Kendal CRISPIN SRN|
Obtained her SRN qualification at the Liverpool Royal before joining Conway.
Left to join a course in Social Welfare at the London Polytechnic.
|1971 to 1974