Royal Red Cross, 1st Class (R.R.C.), GV silver-gilt, gold, and enamel, with Garrard, London, case of issue;
QSA (0) (Nursing Sister E. E. Wraxall.);
1914-15 Star (Sister E. E. Wraxall. Q.A.I.M.N.S.R.);
BWM and VM with MID oak leaves (Sister E. E. Wraxall.);
together with the recipient's Soldiers’, Sailors’, and Airmen’s Families Association badge, with ‘Ten Years’ top riband bar and two further ‘Five Years’ Additional Award Bars, silver, the reverse engraved ‘”Alexandra” Nurse E. Wraxall, 1932’
RRC LG 3 June 1919.
ARRC LG 3 June 1916.
Miss Emilie Elizabeth Wraxall was born in Agra, India, on 13 March 1865, the daughter of Sir Morville Wraxall, Bt., and trained at Crumpsall Infirmary, Manchester.
he joined the Army Nursing Service Reserve on 24 July 1900, and served with them in South Africa during the Boer War.
Appointed to the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, she served with them in Egypt during the Great War from 17 November 1914, attached to the Reception Station at Mustapha. For her services during the Great War she was Mentioned in Despatches (LG 21 June 1916) and was awarded the Royal Red Cross 2nd Class in 1916, being advanced 1st Class in 1919.
She was demobilised on 7 May 1920, and died in 1955.
QSA (0) (Nursing Sister A. Bron) with re-affixed replacement suspension, edge bruising and contact marks
The following extract is taken from a review of her diary published in The Times, August 27, 1901:
‘Mme. Alice Bron, whose DIARY OF A NURSE IN SOUTH AFRICA (Chapman and Hall) has been translated from the French by G. A. Raper, is a Belgian lady who has for many years taken an active part in hospital work. When war broke out in the Transvaal, she joined the staff of the ambulance sent out by the Dutch and Belgian Red Cross Associations, and remained in South Africa until the summer of 1900, when she was recalled to Belgium by the sudden death of her husband. Mme. Bron went out, she tells us, full of enthusiasm for the Boer cause, but she had got no further than Lorenzo Marques when her enthusiasm began to ebb away. She preserved enough, however, to enable her to write from Pretoria an article for the Petit Bleu, extolling the civilisation of the Boers; but she now confesses in her preface that that with a newcomer’s ignorance she mistook the Hollander colony for the Boers themselves, and devotes the bulk of her book to telling us in no uncertain terms what she thought of the Boers... It is pleasant to read that when Mme. Bron had settled her affairs in Belgium, she returned as a nursing sister in the British service to South Africa.’