Louisa Wilkinson

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Dame Louisa Jane Wilkinson, DBE, RRC (1889–1968) was Matron-in-Chief of the QAIMNS/QARANC. She joined the QAIMNS Reserves in August 1914. She was briefly married in 1917 but her husband was killed on active duty during World War I.

Wilkinson became a regular member of the QAIMNS, and saw service during both World Wars. She was appointed Matron in Chief from 1944–48, and after retirement was named Colonel Commandant.[1]

Dame Louisa Wilkinson founded the QARANC Association in 1947.[2]

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  1. ^ Profile at QARANC website
  2. ^ www.army.mod.uk