Army Medical Service Arm Band worn by Florence Irving

MMM.2003.158.9

About this object

Army Medical Services (AMS) arm band that belonged 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
    Army Medical Service Arm Band worn by Florence Irving
  • Accession no.
    MMM.2003.158.9
  • Type
    Arm Band
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    1917 c
  • Materials
    Textiles
  • Location
    Merseyside Maritime Museum, First Floor, Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy
  • Measurements
    78 mm x 355 mm
  • Related people
    M E Mrs Webster (Donor)
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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