Mary seacole. By Belle Kordumrong Year 4. Childhood. Mary S eacole was born in 1805 in Kingston, Jamaica. Her mother was a nurse and cared for sick soldiers with local medicines and fresh herbs. Her father was a S cottish Soldier. Her Work. When Mary was 12 years old, she helped her
By Belle Kordumrong
Mary Seacole was born in 1805 in Kingston, Jamaica. Her mother was a nurse and cared for sick soldiers with local medicines and fresh herbs. Her father was a Scottish Soldier.
When Mary was 12 years old, she helped her
Mother nurse sick people. Later on, she opened a
Hotel to care for sick people and their families
When she was older, she traveled a lot which was unusual for women then. She loved watching boats and wanted to travel to Britain. The Crimean war had began in 1854, she wanted to help the wounded soldiers.
Mary went to Florence Nightingale’s hospital
but Mary had her own plans.
Mary Seacole opened a hotel called the British
Hotel. It was 2 miles away from the battle field
Mary Seacole cooked Irish stew and rice
puddings. She sold soldier things such as tins
and saddles boots. She also ran a daily clinic to
help ill soldiers, she was very kind and the
soldiers called her mother Seacole.
Mary was very brave: she helped wounded
soldiers in the battlefield even under the cannon fire.
When the Crimean War ended, Mary was given
three medals of bravery : one from France , one
from Great Britain and one from Turkey.
Mary Seacole wrote some books about her life
and was the best seller then.
She died in 1881 at the age of 76 and was buried in London.