The Barrett J Carr Collection of Nurses’ Medals

Date of Auction: 6th December 2017

Sold for £500

Estimate: £600 - £800

Family group:

Three: Nursing Sister Agnes M. Ferguson, Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service Reserve
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (Nursing Sister A. M. Ferguson), officially re-impressed naming; King’s South Africa 1901-02, no clasp (Nursing Sister A. M. Ferguson); Charing Cross Hospital Cross, silver, unnamed, nearly extremely fine

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (Condr. W. G. Lowe, A.S.C.) nearly extremely fine (4) £600-800

Footnote

Provenance: Tony Sabell Collection, Dix Noonan Webb, September 2012.

Agnes Maxwell Ferguson trained at The Charing Cross Hospital, London, and enrolled into Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service Reserve on 9 February 1900, being given the number ‘311’. She served in South Africa with No. 9 General Hospital, Bloemfontein, one of only 7 nurses from the Charing Cross Hospital to serve in the Boer War.

It is believed that she married Conductor W. G. Lowe.