The Barrett J Carr Collection of Nurses’ Medals

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Date of Auction: 6th December 2017

Sold for £320

Estimate: £300 - £400

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (Sister Frances Mary 1902) year neatly engraved, nearly extremely fine, scarce £300-400


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

Frances Mary was an Anglican Nun serving at St. Michael’s Home, Bloemfontein. She was one of some 67 nuns of various denominations who served during the war in a number of convents, homes or civil hospitals. On the Q.S.A. roll she is recorded as one of eight Sisters listed for the Bloemfontein establishment. For her services during the Boer War she was Mentioned in Despatches by Lord Roberts (London Gazette 2 April 1901).