A Rare WWI Gold Presentation Medal for Aid During Zeppelin Raids
A Rare WWI Gold Presentation Medal for Aid During Zeppelin Raids - In GOLD and enamels, marked 9 carat, hallmarked, maker marked in Birmingham in 1919, inscribed on the reverse "AWARDED TO" and "FOR AID RAID SERVICES" with the name "MISS BETTY RANDALL" engraved in between, 35.2 mm x 37.8 mm, double loop suspension, crimson ribbon, gold top pin brooch, near extremely fine. Accompanied by copies of research papers, including a picture of a group of 218th London Voluntary Aid Division nurses after the award of their gold medals for courageous conduct. Footnote: This ia a rare Great War Gold Presentation Medal, awarded to Miss Betty Randall, 218 (Lewisham), London Voluntary Aid Division, for her Services in that Hospital during German Zeppelin Raids. The article that accompanies the photo of the nurses states, "These members of the 218th London Voluntary Aid Division were awarded gold medals for the courage they showed in working in the hospitals at a time when Lewisham and the adjoining districts suffered heavily from air raids. The presentation was made by the Mayoress of Lewisham who paid a high tribute to the courage shown by these nurses."