WW1 New Zealand Nursaing sister Alice Brash Smith 22/293 British War medal broken suspender.
WW1 Medal British war Medal 22/293 Nursing Alice Brash Smith
This medal impressed British War Medal to 22/293 New Zealand nursing sister Alice brash Smith
22/293 Alice Brash Smith qualified as a nurse in Hawera in 1910. She had two brothers, Sydney and Walter, also serving overseas and her parents, Mr and Mrs James Smith lived at Pukerimu. Alice was promoted to Staff Nurse on 5 March 1916 while serving with the Imperial Forces at Colchester in England. On 17 January 1918 Alice was promoted to Sister while serving at No 1 Stationary Hospital, France. She was there until June 1918.
Alice left NZ on the second voyage of New Zealand hospital ship Maheno, she served with distinction receiving the Royal Red cross award [ARRC]2nd class ,she was mentioned in dispatches and also a special mention.
The medal correctly impressed has a fault with a broken suspender,