Eliza Margaret Nisbet

MedalsBritish War Medal
regimentScottish Churches Huts
Military Service

Margaret (as she seems to have been known) Nisbet and her sister Amy Jane arrived at Etaples in June 1916. Margaret died 3 months later but Amy served until September 1919.
Etaples was one of 25 centres established by the Scottish Churches Huts and (wo)manned by 350 volunteers.

The Scottish Churches Hut at Montreuil, 13km from Etaples.

The Scottish Churches Hut at Montreuil, 13km from Etaples.


23rd November 1864, Glasgow

Death16th August 1916
Circumstances of Death

Miss Nisbet died in a military hospital at Etaples.  It is presumed she died of disease though that has not been confirmed.  Medical research now suggests that the influenza that caused so many deaths in 1918-1919 first appeared at Etaples in the winter of 1916.

BurialEtaples Military Cemetery, I. B. 43.
CWGC Information

Daughter of David and Jane Stevenson Nisbet


David Nisbet (1819-1876) & Jane S Stevenson (c1832-1907)


Christopher J (1859-1863), Robert S (1860-), Amy J (1862-), David S (1867-), Elizabeth D (1869-), James S (1874-)




Not known


Not known

1871 Census

6 Oakfield Terrace, Partick, Glasgow

1881 Census

4 Kelvin Drive, Maryhill, Glasgow (EMN not at home)

1891 Census

Kelvin Drive, Maryhill, Glasgow

1901 Census

4 Kelvin Drive, Maryhill, Glasgow

1911 Census

24 Roxburgh Street, Hillhead, Glasgow

Home Address

1916 – 3 Saltoun Gardens, Glasgow

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Petra Lair not known
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial – there is an entry for EM Nisbet of the Young Men’s Christian Association with no date or place of death. This may be our Miss Nisbet.
Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church War Memorial

Other Information

Miss Nisbet left an estate to the value of £3710.  Her sister Amy was sole beneficiary under her will.

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to the National Records of Scotland, Ancestry, and Find my past.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Family Search

Scotlands People

The Long, Long Trail

The Scottish War Memorials Project



Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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