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

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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.