BEATRICE BAMBER, WAR NURSE, DEAD
Chief At Bellevue Base Hospital Unit 1, Vichy, In First World Conflict Succumbs At 67
TO GET ARLINGTON BURIAL
Ex-aide To Medical Director And Organizer Of Training School At Grasslands
EASTVIEW, New York – September 5, 1942 Miss Beatrice M. Bamber of Wellesville, organizer of the Westchester School of Nursing at Grasslands, the County Hospital here, and Chief Nurse at Bellevue Base Hospital Unit 1 at Vichy, France, in the first World War, died yesterday in Grasslands after an illness of two months. Her age was 67.
Miss Bamber, who was born on Staten Island, was graduated from the Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing in 1900 and for the next ten years served as Superintendent of the Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Hospital, where she organized the nurses training school. As Chief of the Bellevue Hospital at Vichy in the first World War Miss Bamber helped convert Vichy hotels into hospitals for wounded troops.
She became director of nursing at Grasslands in 1923, organized the hospital's school of nursing in 1928, and served as Administrative Assistant to the Medical Director of Grassland from 1930 to 1940, when she retired.
Miss Bamber was a member of the State Board of Nurse Examiners from 1920 to 1927. She was a past commander of the Jane A. Delano World War Nurses American Legion Post, a past president of the State League of Nursing Education.
Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Frederick M. Groves, with whom she lived.
Burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday.
BAMBER, BEATRICE M
ARMY NURSE CORPS
DATE OF DEATH: 09/04/1942
BURIED AT: SECTION 21 SITE 138
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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