Agnes Maude Russell
Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service
Military honours were accorded at the funeral of Sister Agnes Maude Russell, who died 4th October 1916, at Queen Alexandra’s Hospital for Sick Sisters. Sister Russell, aged 42, was nursing soldiers in Malta when she was invalided home on the 27th September. The soldiers would probably have been those requiring treatment as a result of action in the Dardanelles.
Formerly she had been a school nurse employed by the London Education Committee. She was also a Sunday School teacher at Westminster Chapel, where the first part of the funeral service was conducted.
Before the interment a service was held at Kings Rd. Baptist Church, the Rev. R. G. Fairbairn officiating. The hymn “For all the saints”, was sung. The mourners were Mr. Augustine Russell (father), Mr. E.A. Russell (brother), her sister, brother and sister in law and cousin. The congregation included members of Westminster Chapel, Matron Q.A. Hospital, members of staff London Education Committee, Matron of No. 1 War Hospital, Numerous floral tributes including from her father, the Girl Guides of Westminster chapel, members of staff London Education Committee, Nurses and staff No. 1 War hospital, the School Nurses League.
Her grave has a CWGC headstone.