Elizabeth MOSEY [c.1877-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Elizabeth MOSEY [c.1877-????]

Names
Given: 
Elizabeth
Family: 
Mosey
Sex: 
Female
Status: 
Deceased
Birth
Date: 
c.1877-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Henry Ching writes:

Sister Elizabeth Mosey, employed as a nurse at the Repulse Bay Hotel, received the MBE.

Comments

[From SCMP of 28.11.1976]

[After Proulx had led the troops to safety] Two Scottish Volunteers, too badly wounded to move, were left behind.   When the Japanese stormed into the hotel, they immediately lunged for the wounded soldiers with their bayonets - then stopped.  A small, white-clad shape stood between them. Sister Elizabeth Mosey, in whose charge the wounded men had been left, was determined that they wouldn't die.  And they didn't.

[From Col Ride's Report of 21.8.1942 to the Military Attache, Chungking - an interview with Bishop O'Gara]

"He [Bishop O'Gara] quoted the bravery of an elderly woman who had been a nurse in the last war, and who was in charge of a number of wounded in Repulse Bay Hotel.  When our troops left, she remained behind in charge of the wounded and met the Japanese in her unifrom complete with medals.  The Japanese commenced their usual practice of ripping the bandages off all the patients but the nurse resisted  so strongly and continuously that the Japanese left them alone and my informer [O'Gara] is of the opinion that her brave action, which might well have cost her life, certainly saved the lives of all the wounded."