A Great War C.B.E. and R.R.C. and bar group of five to Acting Principal Matron B.I.Jones, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service,
Lot 123
A Great War C.B.E. and R.R.C. and bar group of five to Acting Principal Matron B.I.Jones, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service,
Sold for £ 4,200 (US$ 5,473) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Great War C.B.E. and R.R.C. and bar group of five to Acting Principal Matron B.I.Jones, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service,
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, C.B.E., Commander's badge on bow for wear, 1st type, Military Division; Royal Red Cross, G.V.R. with second award bar; Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, no bar (Nursing Sister B.I.Jones); British War and Victory Medal with MID Oakleaf (A.Principal Matron B.I.Jones); Florence Nightingale Medal (Miss Beatrice Isabel Jones 12-V-1920), with corresponding miniature, and a Q.A.I.M.N.S. skeletal medal. (Lot)

Footnotes

  • C.B.E. London Gazette 1.1.1919.

    R.R.C. London Gazette 3.6.1913.

    Bar to the R.R.C. London Gazette 1.1.1918.

    M.I.D. London Gazette 15.8.1917; 12.3.1918; 21.2.1919.

    Beatrice Isabel Jones was born on 21st September 1866, she was educated at Wallasey High School. She trained as a nurse at St.Bartholomew's Hospital from 1891-94. She was successively Staff Nurse, temporary Ward Sister, Theatre Nurse, Assistant Home Sister and Housekeeper and Night Superintendant, finally leaving Bart's in 1896. In addition she carried out some District Work in Liverpool and some Private nursing work in France and Italy. In February 1896, she became Assistant Matron of the New Infirmary at Birmingham where she remained unil May 1897. She was then appointed Matron of the Victoria Park Hospital. On 10th January 1900 she joined Princess Christain's Army Nursing Service Reserve with the number of 204 and she was called up for service in February 1900. She served at three General Hospitals during the Boer War No.1 Wynberg, No.2 Pretoria and No.5 at Wynberg, returning to the UK in November of that year.
    She then returned to her post as Matron a Victoria Park. She subsequently applied for the post of Matron to the newly fromed Q.A.I.M.N.S. and was appointed on the 12th February 1903. During WW1 she remained in the UK until on the 27th April 1916 she was sent to Mesopotamia. She is confirmed as receiving the Florence Nightingale Medal in 1920. She died on the 15th January 1922.
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