Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (26 March 2009)

Date of Auction: 26th March 2009

Sold for £2,100

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

A rare ‘woman’s’ Memorial Plaque to Miss Rosa Jane Turmaine, Women’s Royal Air Force

Memorial Plaque 1914-18, ‘She Died For Freedom and Honour’ (Rosa Jane Turmaine) good very fine and rare


Miss Rosa Jane Turmaine was a member of the newly formed Women’s Royal Air Force. Women in the service were employed variously as clerks, storewomen, cooks, electricians, drivers, photographers, painters, etc. Rosa Jane Turmaine died on 16 November 1918, and was buried in the Ramsgate and St. Lawrence Cemetery. With named slip, this mounted on card.