The Barrett J Carr Collection of Nurses’ Medals

Date of Auction: 6th December 2017

Sold for £320

Estimate: £300 - £400

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (Nursing Sister M. Cleghorn, Scot. Nat. Red Cross Hos.) minor edge bruising, nearly extremely fine £300-400


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

Martha Cleghorn trained at The Glasgow Royal Infirmary and enrolled into Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service Reserve on 4 May 1900, being given the number ‘517’. She went to South Africa as a Nurse in the Scottish National Red Cross Hospital serving with No. 1 General Hospital, Wynberg, Cape Colony in 1900, and with the 3rd General Hospital, Kroonstad in 1901.