Kaisar-i-Hind, GV 2nd Class, 2nd type,
QSA (0) (Nursing Sister M. L. Harris.);
KSA (0) (Nursing Sister M. L. Harris.);
BWM (A. Matron M. L. Harris);
Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Badge
RRC London Gazette 23 February 1917.
Mary Louise Harris trained at the Royal Free Hospital and enrolled in the Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service Reserve on 30 June 1899, being given the number ‘23’. She served in South Africa at No. 2 General Hospital at Pretoria, No. 3 General Hospital at Kroonstadt and at No. 8 General Hospital at Bloemfontein. She was Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette, 10 September 1901) and awarded the Queen's and King's Medals without clasps. In July, 1903 she was selected for Q.A.I.M.N.S. in the rank of Staff Nurse and was promoted Sister on 10 November 1904. During the 1914-18 War she was acting Matron throughout and served overseas in Malta, arriving there on 7 May 1915 (therefore entitled to the British War Medal only). She was awarded the Royal Red Cross, 1st Class, in 1917, whilst serving as Acting Matron, Military Hospital, Felixstowe. She was promoted Matron on 8 April, 1922 and retired from the service in the following year. The award of the Kaisar-i-Hind has not been confirmed.
QSA (0) (Nursing Sister J. Bradbury.) naming officially re-impressed;
Together with a small Continental 14-carat gold hunter fob watch, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, the case with foliate engraved decoration, presentation inscription to the cuvette ‘Presented to Nurse Bradbury by Officers, Non Coms & Men B.M.R. Ladysmith Siege 1900’, on 9-carat 3-row chain fob terminating in a citrine set fob seal.
Queen’s South Africa Medal no clasp, King’s South Africa Medal no clasp to Nursing Sister Miss Elizabeth Gray, Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service Reserve. Qualifying as a Nurse at the Royal Hospital, Salford, she joined the Army Nursing Reserve 7th May 1897. Serving at No 12 Stationary Hospital, Springfontein and No 13 General Hospital, Johannesburg during the Boer War.
Queen’s South Africa Medal no clasp
Nursing Sister E Gray
King’s South Africa Medal no clasp
Nursing Sister E Gray
There were only 587 KSAs awarded to nurses.
Nursing Sister Elizabeth Gray completed her Nurse training at the Royal Hospital Salford and joined the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service Reserve 7th May 1897. She appears on the Queen’s South Africa Medal roll dated Springfontein September 1901, TNA WO100/229 page 163 and served at No 12 Stationary Hospital Springfontein. She appears on the King’s South Africa Medal roll TNA WO100/353 page 28 and noted as “Now Mrs Brotherton” the roll dated 25th June 1903, Miss Gray having served at No 13 General Hospital, Johannesburg.
All naming fine and NOT officially re-impressed as so often found.
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The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Serving Sister’s shoulder badge, 1st type (1892-1939), circular silver badge with white enamel cross with heraldic beasts in angles raised above the background, the reverse engraved ‘Miss C. A. Nicolson 1901’, on lady’s bow riband;
QSA (0) (Nursing Sister C. A. Nicolson.);
KSA (0) (Nursing Sister C. A. Nicholson [sic].);
Kimberley Star 'a' with integral top riband bar, this engraved ‘C. A. Nicolson’
Miss Christina Anne Nicolson served with the Kimberley Civil Hospital in South Africa during the Boer War.