Awards to the Medical Services from the Collection of the late Tony Sabell

Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £750

Estimate: £350 - £400

A Great War A.R.R.C. group of five awarded to Nursing Sister W. M. Smith, Queen Alexandra’s Military Nursing Service India

Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class (A.R.R.C.), G.V.R., silver and enamel, unnamed; 1914-15 Star (Miss W. M. Smith, Staff Nurse, Q.A.M.N.S.I.); British War and Victory Medals (Nusing Sister W. M. Smith).; British Red Cross Society Proficiency Cross, for First Aid in Chemical Warfare (2033 W. M. Wynne) enamel damage

Together with associated medals: 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star, clasp, France and Germany; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals, all unnamed, very fine and better except where stated (10) £350-400


A.R.R.C. London Gazette 12 September 1919. ‘Miss Winifred May Smith, Nursing Sister, Q.A.M.N.S.I.’

Miss Winifred May Smith joined the Q.A.M.N.S.I. as a Nursing Sister on 12 August 1917 and served until August 1922 based at Multan. Awarded the A.R.R.C. for her wartime services. Married to become Mrs W. M. Wynne. With some copied research.