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Jessie Anne Scott


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    Jessie Anne AWMM
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    Scott AWMM
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    Female AWMM
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    Krusevac, Serbia AWMM
    1916 AWMM
    Captured by Austrian forces, taken under guard to Vienna and then Switzerland AWMM
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    Eventually released and allowed to return to England AWMM
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  • Daughter of David Scott (b Fife 1837-1902) and Mary Armit Scott (c1840-1921). Youngest of nine children

    Educated at Christchurch Girls High School and University of Edinburgh, MB ChB 1909

    Resident Medical Officer at Edinburgh Hospital & Dispensary for Women and Children (8 months)

    Assistant Medical Officer for London County Council 1910-1913

    MD Edinburgh University 1912

    Returned to New Zealand May 1913 and was incharge of a large temporary isolation hospital in Auckland during the smallpox epidemic

    Served in Serbia late 1915 with the Scottish Women's Medical Corps funded by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. At the time the British government rejected the services of women doctors

    In February 1916 the Scottish Women's Medical Corps unit was captured and under guard was taken to Vienna then Switzerland, they were released and returned to England. At the end of 1916 the unit went to the Russian front in Rumania, being attached to the First Serbian Division in the Dobrudja ; they then retreated to Russia. Dr Scott remained with the Serbian army as medical officer til 1918

    In 1919 she was attached to the Royal Army Medical Corps in Salonika and later in France

    She was awarded the Order of St Sava Class III by the Serbian Government for her medical services

    In 1920 she returned to London and again acted as assistant medical officer to the London County Council until 1922. She took up post-graduate studies in diseases of women and children

    In 1924 she returned to New Zealand and intially held the position of obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Christchurch Hospital and later resigned to take up private practice

    Dr Scott served the Canterbury and West Coast Districts of the St John Ambulance as Lady District Superintendent

    During WW2 she was the deputy Chairwoman for the Women's War Service Auxiliary AWMM
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  • An amazing women who accomplished so much in her life, a women born before her time and a true inspiration. It means alot to have her in my family tree. (My Grt. Grandfathers youngest sister)
    Public - Diane Wynne - Direct descendant - 11 October 2017
  • An amazing women who accomplished so much in her life, a women born before her time and a true inspiration. It means alot to have her in my family tree. (My Grt. Grandfathers youngest sister)
    Public - Diane Wynne - Direct descendant - 11 October 2017
  • The Scott's are amazingly proud of her and her achievements. Of her contributions as a woman (which was ahead of her time), as a doctor at a time where it wasn't commonly accepted and as humanitarian to better the cause of all.
    Public - Paul Wallace - Direct descendant - 16 March 2017
  • Aunty to my Great Grandfather
    Public - Paul Wallace - Direct descendant - 16 March 2017



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  • External links
    Essay, Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • The Christchurch Press AWMM
    • Dictionary of New Zealand Biography AWMM
      Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. vol. 3 p. 57-8 AWMM
    • Pat Clarkson Medical Practitioner Research Project (January 2014). AWMM


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11 October 2017Diane WynneHawera, Taranaki 4675Direct descendant
16 March 2017Paul WallaceRolleston, New ZealandDirect descendant
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