Lot Archive


№ 277


4 December 1991

Hammer Price:

A rare Egypt pair awarded to Nursing Sister C. Lloyd, Army Nursing Service

EGYPT 1882-89, dated, no clasp (Nursg. Sister), KHEDIVE'S STAR 1882, mounted court style for display, extremely fine Approximately 30 such awards to Nurses (2)

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, The AA Upfill-Brown Collection.

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Nursing Sister C. Lloyd was engaged for duty by Mrs. Deeble of the Army Nursing Service and embarked for Egypt in August, 1882. Subsequently 'commended in a telegram from the P.M.O. Egypt for good service.' She returned to Netley Hospital and left the service in 1883, having married Commander C. K. Purvis, R.N., whom she met in Egypt where he had been seriously wounded at Kassassin. Both 'his and her' awards were originally sold at Sotheby's, 3 July 1986.