QSA (0) (Nursing Sister S. J. Barnes. I.Y. Hp. Staff) officially impressed naming;
KSA (0) (Nursing Sister S. J. Barnes, S.A.C.) officially impressed naming.
Sarah J. Barnes was trained at Guy’s Hospital, London, and enlisted into Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service Reserve on 10 January 1900. She served in South Africa with the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital Staff, and with the South African Constabulary, “E: Division, from 20 December 1900. She was discharged from the SAC on 1 July 1907.
Sister Clementina Kemp trained at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow, before joining Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service Reserve on 24 July 1900. She served in South Africa with the Edinburgh and East of Scotland Hospital, also with No. 2 General Hospital at Pretoria and No. 10 Hospital at Norval’s Point.
Noonan's say 'Sold with copied medal rolls showing initial ‘E’ for the Queen’s and initial ‘C’ for the King’s medals. Also with an undated Christie’s or Spink catalogue entry when this pair was sold with a 1914-15 trio to ‘C. Kemp B.R.C.S.’ and a probably unrelated R.R.C. Second Class.'
Mother Agnes heads the list of 20 ‘Civil Nurses’ on the medal roll, including 4 Mothers, five Sisters, ten Nursing Sisters, and one Matron. The roll notes: ‘These ladies were employed in the Victoria Hospital, Johannesburg and nursed military patients during the war.’
QSA (0) (Matron Miss Harman.) officially impressed naming
Noonan's say Matron Miss Harman is one of three names on the QSA roll for ‘Rhodesian Field Force: Civil’, dated 30 December 1901. The other two names are Nurse Miss Alford and Dr Dunley Owen, District Surgeon. The marginal note in the Remarks column against the names of the two ladies reads ‘Nursing members of RFF passing through Rhodesia, from Aug to Nov 1900 at Victoria Hospital,’ while that against the Doctor's name reads ‘Enkeldoorn Hospital Aug to Nov 1900’. Initially they were shown as being entitled to the single clasp Rhodesia, but the powers-that-be disallowed the claim and the medals only were duly issued in May 1902.
The lots is accompanied by a picture but Matron Harman is not identified.
QSA (0) (Nursing Sister R. Donian.) officially impressed naming
Together with a fine gold and enamel nursing award, the reverse inscribed ‘Johannesburg Hospital Awarded to Rosa Donian May 1900’
Rosa Donian is confirmed as a Nursing Sister on the roll of Johannesburg Civil Hospital. She was born in King Williams Town, a British subject of French extraction. She died unmarried in the General Hospital at Johannesburg on 22 April 1916, aged 38 years 5 months.
Sold with copied medal roll and a Hospital report in Dutch for May 1900 that mentions Rosa Donian at No. 1 in a list of 7 ladies.