A Collection of Awards for Burma Operations during the Second World War

Date of Auction: 27th September 2017

Sold for £420

Estimate: £300 - £400

A Second War Burma operations R.R.C. group of five attributed to Senior Sister E. M. Miller, Territorial Army Nursing Service, later Junior Commander, Q.A.I.N.S.

Royal Red Cross, 1st Class (R.R.C.), G.VI.R. 1st issue silver-gilt, gold and enamel, the reverse of the lower arm officially dated ‘1946’; 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, mounted court-style for wear, nearly extremely fine (5) £300-400

Footnote

R.R.C. London Gazette 17 January 1946.

A.R.R.C. London Gazette 13 September 1945:

This Nursing Officer of pleasing personality has served with 15 ICCS, 23 ICCS & 25 ICCS in the Arakan since February 44. She has shown exceptional zeal and ability in carrying our her duties and by her energy has contributed very greatly to raising the morale of patients in the unit.’

Elizabeth Maisie Miller was a native of Plungar, Nottinghamshire, and served during the Second War as a Senior Sister in the Territorial Army Nursing Service. She served with 15, 23 and 25 Indian Casualty Clearing Stations during the Arakan operations. Miller was appointed a Junior Commander, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Nursing Service in February 1949.

Sold with Commission appointing Elizabeth Maisie Miller, R.R.C. a Junior Commander in the Q.A.I.N.S., dated 9 December 1949.