WW1 New Zealand nurses Victory medal 22/78 Jessie Lewis
WW1 Nursing sister Jessie Lewis impressed 22/78 Victory medal
This medal impressed WW1 victory Medal to 22/78[early number]
PLEASE NOTE I CAN NOT GET A CLEAR PHOTO IMPRESSION OF THE NUMBER AND NAME CURRENTLY].
New Zealand nursing sister Jessie Lewis [it comes with written up pages of her life ]
Born Cambridge Waikato [her fathers store is now the Cambridge Museum],she enlisted in May 1915 NZ army nursing Corp boarding Hospital ship Marama with No1 Stationary hospital ,she transferred to ship Moldavia in Sydney to Suez ,she went to Cairo Egypt with two hospitals .1916 saw her on Hospital ship Dongola ,and 1917 stationed no2 Hospital Walton-on Thames England.
in 1918/19 she was ill and transferred to NZ Gen Hospital in Brighton, Returned to NZ on-board Prinzessin along with 4 sisters and Matron Maclean and 450 other ranks. She remained on duty at Trentham military hospital.
Discharged 1920 she was brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for war for valuable Services in Connection with the war.
She married Marshall Ingalls may an American who travelled here to NZ to accept the position of the American Vice-Consul in 1924.She championed the Red Cross in New Zealand appears in Fund raising and functions for the Red cross.
This is an extremely interesting historical medal ,her husband a celebrity himself during the war in Lebanon , an interesting Armenian link also with him.
The medal in good condition.