Staff at Auxiliary Hospitals had a structure and hierarchy. This was:
- a commandant, who was in charge of the hospital except for the medical and nursing services
- a quartermaster, who was responsible for the receipt, custody and issue of articles in the provision store
- a matron, who directed the nursing staff
- members of the local Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD), who were trained in first aidand home nursing.
At Scorrier, these were the people involved:
- Major John Williams, Commandant: 22 October 1917 to January 11 1919
- Mary Florence Williams: staff maid one day/week (collecting loaned furniture and returning same)
- Mrs Ethel Old of Letcha Vean, St Just: Quartermaster, serving as cook (had previously been Head Cook at the VAD Hospital in Penzance
- Miss Geraldine Peacock of London: nurse. Had previously been at Truro Infirmary (March-Nov. 1917)
- Philippa Grylls Permewan of Chapel Street, Redruth: ironer
- Margaret Rich, daughter of Harry Rich (b. 1900 d. 1939): staff maid
Click here for a web gallery of an autograph book with drawings, signatures and photos of patients and nurses.