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SISTER M.M. THOMSON, TERRITORIAL FORCE NURSING SERVICE :

British War Medal; Victory Medal 1914-19 (S/Nurse); General Service Medal 1918-62, GVR., bar, 'Iraq' (Sister) : (MARJORIE MILLER THOMSON - Born 20 April 1889 at Dundee and trained at the King's Cross Fever Hospital, Dundee between 1910 and 1913, obtaining a Fever Training Certificate : Between 1913 and 1916 she underwent further general medical training at The Royal Infirmary, Dundee and on 8 August 1916 she enrolled in the Territorial Force Nursing Service : She initially served at home at the 1st. Scottish General Hospital, Aberdeen, but 28 May 1918 she was posted to the British Expeditionary Force in France where she remained until July 1919 : On returning to the United Kingdom she served at the 1st. London Hospital, Camberwell until March 1920 : From April 1920 she served overseas in India and Iraq returning once more to the United Kingdom in August 1922 : Between 1922 and 1942 she was employed in the civilian nursing sector, lastly as Night Superintendent and Ward Sister at King's Cross Fever Hospital, Dundee : On 31 August 1942 she was granted a Commission as a Sister, with the Territorial Army Nursing Service and served at The Military Hospital Drymen, Near Glasgow : On 24 October 1945 she embarked for Germany where she served with the British Army of the Rhine in the military hospitals at Rissen and Hamburg : She was released from BAOR. on 17 June 1947 and relinquished her Commission on 1 August 1950, retaining the Rank of Honorary Sister.) : Sold with verification; copy Service details; copy London Gazette entries; the recipient's miniature medal ribbon bar; white metal identification bracelet inscribed, "M.M.THOMSON, T.F.N.S., B.E.F. FRANCE" and related research. Only twenty-two nurses of the TFNS. received the General Service Medal with bar, 'Iraq', the similar group awarded to Staff Nurse Annie Steel, TFNS. sold at DNW, London as Lot 411 in their auction of 17 May 2016, when it achieved a hammer price of £500 : Medals mounted for display : Scarce NEF - £645