100 Years Ago: Nursing Sister Hambly Returns to Active Service

The Intelligencer August 22, 1916 (page 7)

“Nursing Sister Hambly. An officer of the British Army who came from duty at the front unheralded for a brief leave at home with her father, Lt.-Col. P.H. Hambly and family, returned to active service yesterday.

Nursing Sister Mary Hambly was one of our first to enlist and serve, and her skill and enthusiastic work have earned her official commendation. No honor can be too great for our life-saving sisters.

Colonel Ponton, President of the Veteran’s Association, saw her off at the noon train, and Col. Stewart, Secretary, presented her with a bouquet of roses on behalf of the Veterans.”