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QSAs to women (other than Nurses) 7 years 8 months ago #24684

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Whilst researching a chap of mine who saw service with the NVAC and then went on to spend the rest of the war with the Army Post Office I stumbled upon an entry on the medal roll (Civilian Clerks attached to the Army Post Office)to a Miss A.G. Crosby who was issued a QSA with CC clasp.

I am aware of QSA's issued to Nurses but I somehow thought, mistakenly, that they were the only ladies who received recognition.

Does anyone have any QSA's to women (other than Nurses?)

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Rory

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QSAs to women (other than Nurses) 7 years 8 months ago #24688

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Rory, just check to see if it was disallowed. There is a paper in the WO 100/273(?) series titled "medals to lady typists disallowed". Sorry I am away from my papers at the moment. Discovered the source of the Nile. It's at the end of Cliff Road if you want to know. Lubwa is proving to be more enigmatic.
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I collect primarily QSAs to Indian Recipients.

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QSAs to women (other than Nurses) 7 years 8 months ago #24689

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Hi Rory

Medals to women have always been a favourite with me.





Five Ladies ( one the wife of Mr Howe who fitted out the "Soldier's Home" and four Staff Workers attached to the "unit") received a no-bar QSA. The medal is named Miss A B Cleghorn, with no further "unit" reference.

The following two scans are from "From Aldershot to Pretoria : A Story of Christian Work among our Troops in South Africa" by W E Sellers








I would like to speculate that Miss Cleghorn is the lady to the left of the tent-pole!

Henk

PS When I put "Miss A B Cleghorn" into Google, a number of results from 1890 newspapers came up about a lady with that name who was a close relative of the King of Hawaii and who was to marry a British nobleman!! Maybe the marriage never came about and she came to South Africa 10 years later?!?!
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QSAs to women (other than Nurses) 7 years 8 months ago #24702

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A wonderful medal Henk and one which you must be very proud of.

If you are inclined I would be prepared to do some digging for you - who knows she might well be "the one"

What were her full names?

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Hi Rory

Thanks for your reply,

With the local slow internet I would appreciate it if you can find out more about Miss Cleghorn. My source is the QSA roll which only gives initials and no first names

Henk

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QSAs to women (other than Nurses) 7 years 8 months ago #24735

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Hello Henk and Rory,

Hope you dont mind me butting in here but I think her first names were Alison Borthwick and she was married to John Glynn.

She, if it is the same person, passed away in 1967 and her DN is in Pretoria.

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