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Medals group of nurse . Mounted by SPINK .

Russian st. George "For Bravery" medal not for man - EXTREMALLY RARE !

Serbian and montenegrin awards for Balkan Wars or WWI .

Russian medal -end of 1916 or 1917 year .

Somebody have information about Russian awards to British nurses in WWI ?

Help me please !

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A really wonderful group-obviously a VAD sister who was a friend of Florence Farmborough's and served in the Balkans. You may be in luck. See here:


I would write to them as the VAD records are quite complete and managable-and there are a number of VAD experts out there who might help.

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To Ulsterman - THANK YOU !!! :beer:

I'll try to write them . But my bad English ! :blush::(

May be somebody can help me ? :unsure:


Sister Evelina Haverfield from S.W.H. after Balkan Front was in the Romanian Front and

recive Russian For Bravery Medal -

" During the last three weeks of this disastrous campaign, Evelina and the transport drivers continuously drove south as far as they could go into the fighting area, and loaded their ambulances and touring cars with wounded and exhausted soldiers, and drove them north out of range of the enemy fire. This daring rescue operation won Evelina a Russian military medal for bravery under fire. "


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There was a rerelease of one of these senior VAD's memiors a few yars back- a Lady Something-Hyphonated/Landed-gentry type. I'll see if I can dig it out. Farmborough, whose diaries have never fully been published was a font of information on Russian awards (and why people got what they did). The medal for Zeal was handed out commonly for basically being there and doing a good job in bad circumstances. GREAT GROUP!

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