Trio to Nurse: British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19; General Service Medal 1918-62 (GVR coinage head), - clasp - S. Persia. S-Nurse. E.Purcell. A.I.F. on first and last medal, name erased from second medal. Named medals impressed. Court mounted, the last with contact marks, otherwise fine - very fine.
Together with Australian Army Nursing Service embroidered badge.
Only 5 S.Persia clasps awarded to Australians, all nurses.
Ellen Purcell, nurse at Mater Misericordiae Hospital, North Sydney where she passed her final examination to gain her A.T.N.A., age 38, born at Bendigo, Vic; Enl.17Jul1917 at Melbourne, Vic and was posted to Base Hospital at St Kilda Road, Melbourne; Emb.06Sep1917 as Sister; posted to Alexandria War Hospital, Bombay 06Oct1917; to 44 British General Hospital, Deolali 04Mar1918; to Colaba War Hospital, Bombay 14Aug1918; to 42 British General Hospital, Bushire, Persia 14Oct1918; Disemb.27May1919 at Bombay from Bushire; tfr to 18 British General Hospital, Gharial 05Jun1919; trf to Bombay and RTA 17Nov1919 and Disemb.19Jan1920 at Perth as 'Ships' Staff'; Disch.24Apr1920.
With Service File and other research.