QSA (0) (Nursing Sister E.L. Corser);
Territorial Force Nursing Service Cape Badge un-named as issued
Ellen Lyon Corser was born 15 January 1872, trained at Leeds General Hospital February 1896 to February 1899, then Staff Nurse St George's Hospital to March 1900, Army Nurse South Africa June 1900 to December 1901, passed Midwifery CMB Exam 1906, resigned 1911, died 17 September 1955.
QSA (0) (Nursing Sister E. M. Dutton.) officially re-impressed naming;
KSA (0) (Nursing Sister E. M. Dutton.);
British War and Victory Medals (E. M. Dutton.);
Serbia, Kingdom, Order of St. Sava, 2nd type, Fifth Class badge, silver-gilt and enamel, Bishop with red robes, unmarked, some enamel damage to tips of arms;
Serbia, Cross of Mercy 1912, gilt and enamel
Together with the recipient’s Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve badge, silver, all mounted for display and housed in a glazed display frame.
Miss Ethel Mabel Dutton was born at Surbiton, Surrey, on 2 November 1867 and served with the Army Nursing Service Reserve during the Boer War in South Africa as a Nursing Sister at 3 General Hospital, Kroonstad.
Upon the outbreak of the Great War the British Red Cross archives show her as being part of the Cheshire 16/16 V.A., having engaged in October 1914, and the summary of her service shows ‘six weeks hospital duty, secretarial work at Richmond House Military Hospital, Chester and Hoole.’ She subsequently served with the British Committee of the French Red Cross during the Great War in the Greek Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria and European Turkey theatre of War from June 1915 as part of the Wounded Allies Relief Committee, and is recorded as having been taken prisoner by the Bulgarians. Released, she returned to England in February 1916. She died at St. Lawrence, Isle of Wight, on 31 December 1945.
FO372/1162 confirms the award of the Serbian Cross of Mercy; the Order of St. Sava is unconfirmed.