The Barrett J Carr Collection of Nurses’ Medals

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Date of Auction: 6th December 2017

Sold for £550

Estimate: £600 - £800

A rare ‘Iraq Service’ A.R.R.C. group of five awarded to Sister Annette M. Pattullo, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service

Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class (A.R.R.C.), G.V.R., silver and enamel, on lady’s bow riband; 1914-15 Star, unnamed; British War Medal 1914-20 (Sister A. M. Pattullo); Victory Medal 1914-19, unnamed; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Iraq (Sister A. M. Pattullo. Q.A.I.M.N.S.) good very fine (5) £600-800


Provenance: Colonel D. G. B. Riddick Collection, Dix Noonan Webb, March 2007.

A.R.R.C. London Gazette 9 September 1921:
‘In recognition of valuable services in the Field in Mesopotamia’.

Miss Annette Margaret Pattullo was born at Broughty Ferry, Scotland, on 6 September 1887, and was educated at the Girls’ High School, Dundee. She trained at the Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, from 1 January 1908 to 1 January 1912, and subsequently underwent fever training. She served during the Great War in Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service with No. 12 General Hospital on the Western Front from 17 August 1914 (additionally entitled to the 1914 Star and Victory Medal). She subsequently served in Mesopotamia at the Base Isolation Unit, Basra, Iraq, before returning to the United Kingdom and resigning on account of her forthcoming marriage on 9 March 1921. For her services in Mesopotamia she was awarded the Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class.

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