British War Medal, 1914-1918, awarded to Florence Irving

MMM.2003.158.1

About this object

British War Medal, 1914-1918, awarded to Florence Irving.
District nurse Florence Irving enlisted for service with the Red Cross.
She treated wounded soldiers on board White Star Line’s Britannic during its service as a hospital ship. On 21 November 1916 HMHS Britannic sank off the Greek coast after hitting a mine. As the ship sank relatively slowly, most of those on board were rescued.
Florence Irving was later decorated for her wartime service.

Object specifics

  • Title
    British War Medal, 1914-1918, awarded to Florence Irving
  • Accession no.
    MMM.2003.158.1
  • Type
    Medal
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    1918 c
  • Materials
    Metal; Textile
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    165 x 40 diam 36
  • Related people
    M E Mrs Webster (Donor)
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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