Pair to Nursing Sister M.S.Clarke,
Lot 223
Pair to Nursing Sister M.S.Clarke,
Sold for £3,000 (US$ 5,051) inc. premium
Lot Details
Pair to Nursing Sister M.S.Clarke,
British South Africa Comapny 1890-97, Rhodesia 1896, no bar ("Nurse Clarke"); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, no bar (Nursing Sister M.S.Clarke,). Very fine or better. (2)

Footnotes

  • She is on the roll as Nurse M.S.Clarke on the Headquarters Staff Corps for the Rhodesia Medal. In the Boer War she serves on H.S. Nubnia to 4 General Hospital Mooi River 4.10.1900; Troop Transport City of Vienna 17.6.1901; 1 General Hospital Wynberg 14.7.1901; Army Medical District 4 14.10.1904.

    Sold with the following statement taken from Owens Medal Rolls "In connection with the medals to Nurse M.S.Clarke, this is the only Rhodesian medal issued to a Nursing Sister and the medal is engraved 'Nurse Clarke' in inverted commas. We would not have known what her initials were had I not got the Boer War Queen South Africa medal named to Nursing Sister M.S.Clarke. Both medals came from the family. This pair of medals is in the Owen collection and is one of the rarest pair of medals ever issued in the Rhodesian 1896 war".

    Sold with minor research.
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