The Jack Webb Collection of Medals and Militaria
Date of Auction: 20th August 2020
Sold for £3,000
Estimate: £2,000 - £2,600
Royal Red Cross, 1st Class, V.R., silver-gilt and enamel; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (Nursing Sister J. E. Skillman) together with Queen Alexandra’s Nursing Badge 1899-1902, silver-gilt and enamels, nearly extremely fine (3) £2,000-£2,600
FootnoteR.R.C. London Gazette 27 September 1901.
Mentioned in despatches (Lord Roberts) London Gazette 10 September 1901.
Janet Elizabeth Skillman trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, and enrolled in Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service Reserve as No. 95 on 2 January 1900. She served in South Africa at No. 6 General Hospital, and was presented with the R.R.C. at an investiture on 17 December 1901. She returned to St Bartholomew’s after the war and was still there in 1905.