British Red Cross Society ' Inter Arma Caritas' badge awarded to Florence Irving

MMM.2003.158.5

Part of

Lusitania collection

About this object

British Red Cross Society ' Inter Arma Caritas' ('Amidst Arms, Charity') badge 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 Red Cross Society ' Inter Arma Caritas' badge awarded to Florence Irving
  • Accession no.
    MMM.2003.158.5
  • Type
    Badge
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    c 1918
  • Materials
    Metal
  • Location
    Merseyside Maritime Museum, First Floor, Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy
  • Measurements
    40 mm x 35 mm
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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