Sister Sarah Alice Claridge



Sister Sarah Alice Claridge


A family friend


Boer War, WW1 & WW2 Medal Bar to Sister Sarah Alice Claridge
Sister Sarah Alice Claridge
1897 Red Cross Badge
Stoke Nursing Institute
St John Ambulance Long Service Badge
National Union of Trained Nurses
South African War Veteran Badge
Unknown badge
Claridge family photo
Drawing of Sarah Alice Claridge
ARP Badge
WVS Arm Band
Collecting Nursing History 55
Description of medals
Kings College Records
November 1914 from Journal text only
Oct 24 1914 British Journal of nursing text only
October 3 1914 British Journal of Nursing text only
Professional Union for Trained Nurses
Sarah Claridge


Sister Sarah Alice Claridge trained at Stafford Nursing Institute and was awarded a Red Cross Badge in 1897. She served in the Boer War from 1900 to 1902. After war was declared in August 1914 she was appointed by the St John Ambulance Brigade to select a group of nurses suitable for service at the front. Having selected the appropriate number she then went overseas in 1915 as Sister in charge of the group, serving on the Western Front. Very little is known of her actual service but she was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal as a member of the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve. She served in WW2 as an ARP warden and was awarded the WW2 Defence Medal.


1897; 1900-1902; 1914-1918; 1939-45


England, Western Front


Helen Rendall

Collection Day

Friday 15th March 2019 at St Helen's Church, Worcester

This item was submitted on April 5, 2019