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Mabel Astley Campbell

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Karen

Karen Report 16 Nov 2017 21:59

Looking for any information on Mabel’s life as a nurse in the war. I believe she was awarded Royal Red Cross Medal, Florence Nightingale Medal and Queen Elizabeth Medal Belgium also 14 star BRCS & St johns Jerusalem.
Thank you

greyghost

greyghost Report 16 Nov 2017 22:30

Entries (via a google search) on all of these

http://www.redcross.org.uk/en/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?fname=Mabel&sname=Campbell&id=35778

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Search?fname=Mabel&sname=Campbell

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D6071056

http://www.surreyinthegreatwar.org.uk/person/99498

http://rcnarchive.rcn.org.uk/data/VOLUME062-1919/page382-volume62-07thjune1919.pdf

greyghost

greyghost Report 16 Nov 2017 22:34

You may well already have the Medal Roll information

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Medal Index Cards Transcription

First name(s) Mabel Astley
Last name Campbell
Year 1914-20
Service number -
Rank Sister
Second rank Sister
Regiment British Red Cross Society, French Red Cross
Second corps French Red Cross
Service record Corps: British Red Cross Society
Second service record Rank: Sister, Corps: French Red Cross
Image link http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D6071056
Country Great Britain
Medal type British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920
Archive reference WO372/23
Archive reference description Women's Services, Distinguished Conduct Medals and Military Medals
Record set Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory Medal rolls and honours
Collections from Great Britain, UK None
The National Archives

greyghost

greyghost Report 16 Nov 2017 22:35

Ancestry - with entry below in next post - awarded "Pip, Squeak and Wilfred"

Mabel A Campbell
in the UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920

Name: Mabel A Campbell
Military Year: 1914-1920
Rank: Sister
Medal Awarded: British War Medal and Victory Medal <<<<<<<<<<<
Regiment or Corps: British Committee, French Red Cross
Other Records: Search for 'Mabel A Campbell' in other WWI collections
War Diaries (France, Belgium, Germany): Search for 'British Committee, French Red Cross' in the WWI War Diaries (France, Belgium, Germany) collection
War Diaries (Gallipoli): Search for 'British Committee, French Red Cross' in the WWI War Diaries (Gallipoli) collection

greyghost

greyghost Report 16 Nov 2017 22:37

M Astley Campbell
in the UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920

Name: M Astley Campbell
Military Year: 1914
Rank: N.S
Medal Awarded: 1914 Star <<<<<<<<<<
Regiment or Corps: British Red Cross Society & Order of St John
Other Records: Search for 'M Astley Campbell' in other WWI collections
War Diaries (France, Belgium, Germany): Search for 'British Red Cross Society & Order of St John' in the WWI War Diaries (France, Belgium, Germany) collection
War Diaries (Gallipoli): Search for 'British Red Cross Society & Order of St John' in the WWI War Diaries (Gallipoli) collection

AustinQ

AustinQ Report 17 Nov 2017 11:42

Hampshire Advertiser - Saturday 23 November 1918

ST. JOHN HOSPITAL.

...There had been changes the staff, and they were very sorry to lose the Hon. Matron, Miss Caird. In February, Miss M. Astley Campbell was appointed to the post as Matron, with Miss M. Ward Simpson as assistant...

...He mentioned that the now Matron (Miss Campbell), who had the Mons Medal and the medal of Queen Elizabeth of the Belgians, had formerly been in command of a hospital on the Continent. The King and Queen of the Belgians had in the past expressed their thanks to them for the way in which they had tended the Belgian wounded in 1914. In conclusion, Colonel Bance paid high tribute to V.A.D., the main supporters of hospital work, and also thanked his Committee...

Karen

Karen Report 18 Nov 2017 08:11

Thank you for your responses It is so nice to know there are people out in the genealogy community that ar willing to give up their time to help novices like myself. I now have some leads to follow up.
Karen

Kay????

Kay???? Report 19 Nov 2017 18:14

His Majesty the KING has been graciously
pleased to award the Royal Red Cross to the
undermentioned Ladies in recognition of valuable
services under "The British Red Cross Society"
or "Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England"
rendered in connection with the War :—
Aivarded the Royal Red Cross.
First Class.
Miss Mabel Campbell, Matron, Regents Park
Aux. Hpl., Southampton.

The Gazette 20th May 1919.