A Collection of Medals to Members of the Nobility and The Royal Household

Date of Auction: 8th December 2016

Sold for £650

Estimate: £500 - £600

Five: Nursing Sister Baroness Bentinck, Red Cross Society

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (Miss. A. Burnett-Ramsay, Nursing Sister.) final ‘a’ in surname officially corrected; King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (Nursing Sister A. Burnett Ramsay.) unofficially renamed; British War and Victory Medals (Baroness A. E. Bentinck.); France, Third Republic, Medal of the Society of Aid to Military Wounded, silver, with original ‘Red Cross’ riband, and top ‘Croix-Rouge Société Francaise de Secours Blessés Militaires 1864’ riband bar, about extremely fine (5) £500-600


Annie Elizabeth, Baroness Bentinck, was born Annie Elizabeth Burnett-Ramsay, the daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel William Burnett-Ramsay, Rifle Brigade, and his wife Anne. She served as a nursing sister with the Red Cross Society in both the Boer War and the Great War. She married Walter Guy Bentinck, 14th Baron Bentinck on 1 March 1904, with whom she had one son. She died on 19 January 1934.

For the medals awarded to the recipient’s husband, see Lot 92.