Royal Red Cross medal, London, England, 1915-1918

Made:
1914-1918 in London
maker:
Garrard and Company Limited
Cased R.R.C. medal, awarded to Elizabeth Batten, Senior Sister in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service

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Cased R.R.C. medal, awarded to Elizabeth Batten, Senior Sister in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
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Cased R.R.C. medal, Garrard and Co. Ltd., 24 Albemarle Street, London, England, 1914-1918; awarded to Elizabeth Batten, Senior Sister in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve at the Royal Free Hospital

The Royal Red Cross (RRC) medal was only awarded to women from the time it was created in 1883 until 1976, when men also became eligible. The medal was given to members of the nursing service. This particular medal was given to Elizabeth Batten, a Senior Sister in Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) Reserve, for her nursing services during the First World War. The words “Faith” “Hope” and “Charity” are inscribed on the back.

This is an example of a second-class award that was introduced in 1915. A nurse could become a first-class member (RRC) when she had received two second-class awards.

Details

Category:
Wellcome Medals
Object Number:
1985-2022/3
Materials:
enamel, fabric, leather, silk, silver and velvet
Measurements:
medal ribbon: 90 mm x 27 mm,
type:
medal
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Wellcome Institute