Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (5 July 2011)

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Date of Auction: 5th July 2011

Sold for £210

Estimate: £120 - £160

A Royal Red Cross 2nd Class awarded to Miss Ruth Howlett, Voluntary Aid Detachment

Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class (A.R.R.C.), G.V.R., silver and enamel, with bow ribbon, in Garrard, London case of issue, nearly extremely fine £120-160


A.R.R.C. London Gazette 1 January 1918. ‘... in recognition of their valuable services with the Armies in the Field.’ ‘Miss Ruth Howlett, V.A.D.’

Nurse Ruth Howlett, V.A.D. entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 12 October 1915. Eligible for the 1914-15 Star trio.

With telegram, dated ‘Hemsworth, 27 May 18’, reading, ‘To Miss Ruth Howlett, Holgate Lodge, Hemsworth, Wakefield. Your attendance is required at Buckingham Palace on Saturday next the 1st June at ten o’clock am indoor uniform please telegraph acknowledgement. Lord Chamberlain London.’

Wiith original telegram and envelope and with copied m.i.c. and gazette extracts.