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Nursing Medals WW1 British Red Cross

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Eileen Report 13 Oct 2019 13:55

Help would be appreciated. Searching for details the war medals, for Staff Nurse Edith Hewitt Queen Alexander Nurse. Awarded 1917? She lived in Wrexham


greyghost Report 13 Oct 2019 14:09

Record Transcription:
Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards

First name(s) Edith
Last name Hewitt
Year 1914-20
Service number -
Rank Staff Nurse
Regiment Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve
Service record Rank: Staff Nurse, Corps: Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve
Image link
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

Transcriptions copyright The National Archives

Looking through the watermark on the Archives record think she was awarded the ARRC

You can download for £3.50

Nice picture of Royal Red Cross Medal here (there are different grades) along with an explanation of what it is awarded for.


Eileen Report 13 Oct 2019 14:13

Thank you so much for that. I will have a look at all the information Regards Eileen


greyghost Report 13 Oct 2019 14:18

See a London Gazette entry here (found by googling Edith Hewitt ARRC)

Women's Forces - Emergency Commissions - to Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Special Reserve - the undermentioned to be Sisters 30th May 1941

So if same person then within age bracket to be called up WW2 (I found the same thing for a couple of Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Sisters from WW1 recalled to WW2)


Eileen Report 13 Oct 2019 14:43

I have found Staff Nurse Edith Hewitt She was on Royal Red Cross register. I found it in a Newspaper report. It stated that her medal was sent to 79 Norman Road Hightown, Wrexham 16/9/1920. Thanks for your help


ArgyllGran Report 13 Oct 2019 16:34

In case you need any further info:

At Wrexham Union Workhouse

Edith Hewitt
in the 1911 Wales Census
Name: Edith Hewitt
Age in 1911: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1889
Relation to Head: Servant
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales
Civil Parish: Bersham
County/Island: Denbighshire
Country: Wales
Marital status: Single
Occupation: Probationer Nurse <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Registration district: Wrexham
Registration District Number: 621
Sub-registration district: Wrexham
ED, institution, or vessel: 44
Piece: 34071
Household Members:

Edith Hewitt
in the 1901 Wales Census
Name: Edith Hewitt
Age in 1901: 13
Estimated birth year: abt 1888
Relation: Daughter
Father: George Hewitt
Mother: Sarah Hewitt
Gender: Female
Where born: Wexham, Denbighshire, Wales
Civil Parish: Wrexham
Town: Wrexham
Ecclesiastical parish: St Giles and St Mark
County/Island: Denbighshire
Country: Wales
Street address: View image
Condition as to marriage: View image
Education: View image
Employment status: View image
Occupation: View image
Registration district: Wrexham
Sub-registration district: Wrexham
ED, institution, or vessel: 35
Household schedule number: 148
Piece: 5224
Folio: 136
Page Number: 25
Household Members:
Name Age
George Hewitt 46
Sarah Hewitt 43
George Hewitt 18
Edith Hewitt 13
Herbert Hewitt 9
Arthur Hewitt 6
Ethel Hewitt 4
Grosvenor Hewitt 1

GRO Reference: 1887 J Quarter in WREXHAM Volume 11B Page 290

George Hewitt
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915
Name: George Hewitt
Registration Year: 1879
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration district: Wrexham
Inferred County: Denbighshire
Volume: 11b
Page: 341
Records on Page:
George Hewitt
Sarah Jones

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 15 Oct 2019 19:12

Edith also below...

Chris :)

(Welsh Newspapers Online)


Kay???? Report 18 Oct 2019 16:23

Edith Hewitt
in the UK & Ireland, Nursing Registers, 1898-1968


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Edith Hewitt
Residence Year:
Residence Place:
Harlesden, London, N.W.10
Registration Date:
15 Feb 1924
General Nursing Council for England & Wales
----Ancestry hold the G.N.Cregisters.

Feb--1909 to 1912 training at Wrexham Union Workhouse,

from Feb 15th 1923 to 1946 her residence of nursing --Nicol Road Halesden NW10.
General Nursing Council for England & Wales