Here is another QSA to a lady, which does not quite comply with the Yopic Heading!
Shortly after I bought the QSA I found out that the recipient was a locally recruited nurse and not a civilian , e.g. typist, etc.
What is interesting that all the QSA recipients on the roll of No 10 General Hospital at Norvalspont were described as Civilian Nursing Sisters but under "Rank" they were either Mrs or Miss.
Sometime in 1902 she married H A W Hudson after an application was lodged for a Special Marriage Licence.
On the KSA medal roll (medal unfortunately missing) her married status is confirmed and the KSA seems to have been issued with "rank" of Nursing Sister. Until such time as the KSA surfaces I will not know if it was issued as Worboys or Hudson.
I also found an archival reference concerning a 1932 Maintenance Order M A Hudson vs J B D Hudson (J B D and not H A W ???)
Here's another reference worth pursuing. Surnames like Worboys were very "corruptible" then and even now being misspelt frequently. It adds to the fun This seems to be period and a good fit while I keep looking
DEPOT TAB SR/SN 000/00 SOURCE MGP TYPE LEER VOLUME_NO 28 SYSTEM 01 REFERENCE 4017/00 PART 1 DESCRIPTION ASKING FOR SERVICES OF NURSING SISTERS CROSS , CORR , ROBERTSON AND WARBOYS FROM NO 2 SCHOOL HOSPITAL STARTING 19000928 ENDING 19000928
I've also found a Mary Worboys in the 1881 England census who was a Nurse but she was born in 1845 making her 55 at the time of the ABW and 57 when she married Hudson - not impossible but improbable.
Many thanks for continuing your posts on unusual and 'special' medals of the ABW. I have always enjoyed seeing medals in other people's collections, and I am grateful to you for giving us a small insight into your spectacular collection.
Rory : you really can delve in the archives!
Brett : thanks for the kind comments.
Here is another "border-line" woman's QSA.
Sister Charles received her QSA from the roll headed “Sisters and Nurses, Johannesburg Civil Hospital” : she was a Roman Catholic nun who was also a qualified nursing sister.
Some years ago Jon, a.k.a. our member Crypt, provided me with photocopied pages from the Minute Book of the Hospital Management.
The above page 9Due to size I had to scan it in 2 sections) from the minutes covered a meeting held on 22 May 1900 (nine days before the surrender of Johannesburg to the British forces) when the names of 17 Nursing Sisters who were entitled to receive certificates, having worked in the hospital for at least 3 years, were put forward. Sister St Charles’ name is at the end. It is probable that the Sisters came from abroad because in another earlier meeting mention was made of “payment of return passage to Europe” for another Sister.