Papers of Julia Betty Coxall (nee Welch)

Scope and Content

Personal papers of Julia Betty Coxall, includes:

Copy of a National Registration Identity Card, 9 Dec1941

A letter of recommendation from E.J. Gordon Wallace, Medical Officer of Health, Wemouth, with envelope 27 May 1946

A red, leather bound workbook containing notes taken at lectures during Coxall's nursing training, 18 Sep 1943 - Nov 1943

A newpaper clipping regarding the history of Yeovil Hospital, where Coxall worked during the 1950s, 1983

Administrative / Biographical History

Julia Betty Coxall, (nee Welch, known as Betty) was born in 1922. Aged 17 (c. 1939), Julia Betty Coxall and her twin sister Ethel Joan Steiner trained as nurses in Queen Mary’s Hospital, Carshalton, then continued their training in Weymouth Hospital. After qualifying as nurses, both sisters studied midwifery at the North Middlesex Hospital. In 1946 they moved onto Lord Mayor Treloar’s Hospital Alton, before moving again to Yeovil District Hospital, where she met her future husband. Coxall took a break from nursing to raise her three children but returned to work at the Herringstone Road Annexe (A tuberculosis ward) in Dorchester. Afterwards, she worked at the Chest Hospital in Southampton.

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Royal College of Nursing