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Breen

Margaret Lily

Breen MBE

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3 April 2024 at 10:02:29

5 April 2024 at 09:16:51

Biographical

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Breen MBE

First name(s):

Margaret Lily

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Qualifications:

Completed nursing training at Mildmay.

*From 1889 until 1968, the Queen’s Nurse title was a qualification, when these were awarded by the Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI, or QIDN as it was then). It was the qualification given to those who had completed the QNI’s training course for District Nurses. The nurses who got the qualification became Queen’s Nurses, entered on the QN roll and given a QN badge.

Notes:

I have a letter from D.P.Woodhouse (Matron) providing a reference in 1941 for Margaret for the post of School Nursing sister. She was a wonderful Queen's Nurse* and received an MBE for her work with foundlings after the Second World War.

She jointly headed up Eastfields, a Rushden House in Northamptonshire, taken over by the London County Council in 1941, where she helped care for 160 children.

I loved her very much and was so proud of her - she was a devout Christian and selfless to the end of her life.

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Personal details

Date of birth:

1911

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Date of death:

2007

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Sources:

Her Great-niece, Dr Abigail I.