Leaving the service

Extracts from the service record of Sister C.L. Carnegie, T.F.N.S. mentioned previously in Captain Bourne’s war diary description of No. 36 Casualty Clearing Station.

Letter from the Matron-in-Chief to Miss C.L. Carnegie commending her good service, 10 February 1920. (Catalogue Ref: WO 399/10281)


10th February, 1920

461/A/20 (T.V.4.)

Dear Madam,

As you are being demobilised from the Territorial Force Nursing Service I wish to take this opportunity of thanking you for the good work you have rendered during the war. You work has been excellent and has been fully appreciated by al[l] those under whom you have served. I wish – you all happiness and success in your new life.

Her Majesty Queen Alexandra has graciously given her permission for you to retain your T.F.N.S. Badge as you have completed over four years good service during the War.

I am, Madam,

Your obedient servant,

(signed) Sidney Browne

Matron-in-Chief, T.F.N.S.

Miss C. L. Carnegie.

Letter to certify that Miss Christina Carnegie, A.R.R.C. served in the Territorial Force Nursing Service, 27th March 1920. (Catalogue Ref: WO 399/10281)


27th March 1920

This is to certify that


has served in the TERRITORIAL FORCE NURSING SERVICE at home and in France from

August 14th 1914 to

February 14th 1920

when she was demobilised.

Miss Carnegie served in France from October 1914 to June 1919. She has excellent professional ability and is a capable organiser. She is untiring in energy and zeal for the welfare of her patients, and has a very good influence on her subordinates. She has a very pleasant manner and a most cheerful disposition. She is a most excellent Surgical and Medical Sister and has done splendid work both at Casualty Clearing Stations and in the Base Hospitals in France. Miss Carnegie has rendered excellent service for five and a half years and was mentioned in Dispatches in 1916 and again by Sir Douglas Haig in March 1919. She was awarded the Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class, in January 1917 for good work and valuable service.

(Signed) Sidney Browne.


Letter from Sister Carnegie to the Matron-in-Chief thanking her for her kind testimonial. 1st April 1920. (Catalogue Ref: WO 399/10281)


Kilgraston House

Bridge of Erin [Earn?]



The Matron in Chief

Dear Dame Sidney

I beg to thank you very much indeed for the testimonial received from you to-day.

I am most grateful for it and for all your appreciation of my war services.

I would like to take this opportunity of telling you what a tremendous help, and how much we valued all you great kindness and encouragement to us during our services under you.

I am

Most honoured madam

Your obedient servant

C L Carnegie

Sister TFNS.

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