The Barrett J Carr Collection of Nurses’ Medals

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Date of Auction: 6th December 2017

Sold for £650

Estimate: £400 - £500

A Great War ‘Salonika’ A.R.R.C. and Greek Medal for Military Merit group of four awarded to Sister Isabella Thomson, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve

Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class (A.R.R.C.), G.V.R., silver and enamel, on lady’s bow riband; British War and Victory Medals (Sister I. Thomson); Greece, Kingdom, Medal for Military Merit, Fourth Class, bronze, good very fine (4) £400-500

Footnote

A.R.R.C. London Gazette 24 October 1917.

Greek Medal for Military Merit, 4th Class London Gazette 26 November 1919.

Miss Isabella Thomson was born at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, on 2nd December 1881, and trained at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary from 2 January 1908 to 31 December 1910. She joined Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve on 22 May 1915, and posted to Malta on 25 June 1915. She transferred to Salonika on 18 April 1917, and served there for the remainder of the War, being awarded the Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class, and the Greek Medal for Military Merit, 4th Class. She returned home on sick leave, and was demobilised on 24 July 1919.

Sold together with the recipient’s service papers and other copied research.