Lot Archive


№ 377


12 May 1993

Hammer Price:

A scarce Great War group of six awarded to Miss Jenny Andrew, Scottish Women's Hospital

BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (J. Andrew); SCOTTISH WOMEN'S HOSPITAL MEDAL 1914, bronze with original ribbon; Serbia CROSS OF CHARITY 1912, bronze with red enamelled centres, mounted on original bow; Serbia RED CROSS MEDAL 1912-13, silver with enamelled red cross, enamel damaged, mounted on original bow; Serbia RED CROSS MEDAL, silver with enamelled red cross, together with S.W.H. enamelled lapel bade, 'France-Serbia, 1914-9' generally good very fine (7)

Jenny Andrew, a trained nurse, served with the Scottish Women's Hospital at Kragvievatz, Serbia, from July, 1915 to February, 1916. She was almost certainly one of the party under Elsie Inglis who remained with the Serbs and were taken prisoner, eventually to be repatriated through Austria and Switzerland. The Serbian army re-equipped and retrained in Corsica, and Jenny Andrew served there from 4th May to 25th July, 1916, and from November, 1916 to 21st December, 1918. She continued to serve in Salonika and Serbia, first with the America Unit from 13th February to 18th September, 1919, and with the Girton and Newnham Unit thereafter.