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?)
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.
Looking for Salutries, Salootries and Veterinary Duffadars.
I collect primarily QSAs to Indian Recipients.
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!
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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