An R.R.C. and Bar pair to Nursing Sister A.M.MacDonnell,
Lot 142
An R.R.C. and Bar pair to Nursing Sister A.M.MacDonnell,
Sold for £3,600 (US$ 6,050) inc. premium
Lot Details
An R.R.C. and Bar pair to Nursing Sister A.M.MacDonnell,
Royal Red Cross, First Class, in silver-gilt and enamel; Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, one bar (Nursing Sister A.M.MacDonnell). With a St.John Ambulance shamrock shaped lapel badge, engraved No 12 District St John Ambulance Brigade For Gallant Services Easter Week 1916. Very fine or better. (3)

Footnotes

  • R.R.C. London Gazette 27.9.1901. (Irish Hospital)

    Bar to the R.R.C. London Gazette 6.8.1919. (Matron B.R.C. Aux.Hosp. Perth).

    She served in the Boer War and was the only Matron serving with the Irish Hospital along with Nursing Sister E.Walker. Sold with a photocopy of "The Lady of the House" dated 15th April 1909. She was originally from Derry she served in the Boer War and was later Superintendent of the Richmond Hospital. During the Easter uprising she was Matron-in-Charge at the Irish War Hospital Supply
    Depot at 40 Marrion Square in Dubln, this was was converted into a 50 bed hospital for the wounded at Sir Patrick Dunn's hospital was full.

    The bars to the R.R.C. were incepted in 1918 and to date approx 100 have been given.
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