Two metal badges of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, London, England, 1910-1920

Made:
1910-1920 in London
maker:
J R Gaunt and Son Limited

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Two metal badges of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, worn by Elizabeth Batten, senior sister at the Royal Free Hospital, 1910-1920

Elizabeth Batten, a Senior Sister in Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) Reserve wore these badges to show her membership in the Reserve. The QAIMNS was created in 1902 and expanded in the run-up to the First World War in anticipation of the increased need for medical services. Nursing was mostly a female profession until after the Second World War.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
1985-2022/6
type:
badge
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Wellcome Institute