Thursday 3 August 2023

A Tale of Two Sisters

Lot 221.  

A Collection of First World War ephemera relating to Nursing Sister Jessie Arthur RRC and Nursing Sister Beatrice E. Arthur MDH.  To include a framed set of medals presented to Beatrice E. Arthur: French 'Medaille d'Honneur', 1917, 1914-1918 Star Medal, 1914-1920 British War Medal, 1914-1918 Victory Medal, Royal Victorian Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne silver medal, dated 1911 and a Territorial Force Nursing Service Medal, together with a scrap book 'Memories 1914-1919' containing photographs and inscriptions of the Sisters travels during the war, detailing a fascinating insight into the daily lives of the nursing staff aboard the HMS Mauretania in 1915 and beyond, sold £2,700 (02/08/23)

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