Isabel Taylor, who originally lived in Keswick, Cumberland went to France as a Trained Nurse for the British Red Cross Society in November 1914. Isabel worked as a Nursing Sister at the Duchess of Westminster’s Hospital from November 1914 until March 1915.
The Duchess of Westminster’s Hospital was created by the London socialite, Constance, Duchess of Westminster, shortly after the outbreak of war. Sir Thomas Lipton, of Lipton’s tea fame, transported this Hospital to France onboard his converted steam yacht, the Hospital Ship ‘Erin’. The Duchess of Westminster’s Hospital was established at the Casino, Le Touquet in late October 1914 and became No.1 British Red Cross Hospital.
Isabel’s British Red Cross engagement ended in July 1918.