Dame Sidney Jane Browne, [G.B.E., R.R.C. and Bar], was born in 1850 and entered the Army Nursing Service in 1883. During the Egyptian War she served in the Suez Hospital and in the Sudan Campaign in the Hospital Ship Ganges. In the Second Boer War she was based at the 3rd General Hospital at Randebosch and the 23rd General Hospital at Springfontein. Matron-in-Chief of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service from 1902 to 1906 and of the Territorial Army Nursing Service from 1907 to 1919, Browne was twice Mentioned in Despatches and awarded the R.R.C. and Bar in the Great War, a G.B.E., Military following in 1919.