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Why Mother and not Sister Agnes? 5 years 4 months ago #60576

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I read Natalie's account about acquiring the QSA named to Mother Agnes with great interest. What a wonderful story.

The catalogue contains a picture of the naming:



Looking at the roll for the Johannesburg Civil Hospital (WO100/229p143), the recipient appears to have the title of Sister.



This started me thinking how the medal is named as it is?
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Why Mother and not Sister Agnes? 5 years 4 months ago #60578

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Probably elected by the sisters to lead the community in succession to Mother St Adele in the interim of the compiling of the roll and the issuing of the medal.
Looking for Salutries, Salootries and Veterinary Duffadars.
I collect primarily QSAs to Indian Recipients.
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That would make sense. Thank you, David
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Evening all

There are two religious sisters with the name Agnes.

The description in the City Coins auction is completely wrong regarding Mother Agnes being at the Johannesburg Civil Hospital.

Mother Agnes was at the Victoria (Hotel) Hospital in JHB and these nuns were not from the Holy Family of Bordeaux.

Sister Agnes Regoud (as on the JHB Civil Hospital Roll), served at the JHB Civil Hospital from her appointment in July 1889 until the nuns retired from JHB in 1915. They served under Reverend Mother St Adele Robert, who was one of the original 5 nuns appointed from the Holy Family of Bordeaux in July 1888.



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That has clarified it. Many thanks Jon.
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