An R.R.C. pair to Nurse E.King,
Lot 141
A Zulu War R.R.C. pair to Nurse E.King,
Sold for £4,440 (US$ 7,458) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Zulu War R.R.C. pair to Nurse E.King,
Royal Red Cross, V.R. in silver-gilt and enamel; South Africa 1877-79, no bar (Miss.E.King. "Nurse".). A couple of light chips to the enamel on the first, otherwise good very fine. (2)


  • R.R.C. London Gazette 21.6.1887. Stafford House Committee. For Zululand and operations against Sekukuni.

    She is listed on the roll with 13 other Nurses and Superintendent of Nurses as entitled to a South Africa 1877-79 medal without bar, she was one of the Nurses from Stafford House South African Aid Society, serving in Zululand, Sekukuni. She entered Military Nursing Establishment 1.1.1881 and served at Netely. She resigned on 30.9.1883.

    She was one of five Nursing Sisters awarded the Royal Red Cross under the provisions of Clause 5 of Her Majesty's Warrant, dated 23rd April 1883.

    This was the first campaign medal awarded to women and was awarded retrospectively in 1884.

    Sold with assorted research.
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