This list of British Army nursing recipients is a work in progress and by no means complete. Please use the index to find the person you are interested in.

The Royal Red Cross (RRC)

The RRC award was introduced by Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria on the 27th April, 1883. The decoration was awarded to army nurses for exceptional services, devotion to duty and professional competence in British military nursing. The Royal Warrant stated that the Royal Red Cross medal be given:

upon any ladies, whether subjects or foreign persons, who may be recommended by Our Secretary of State for War for special exertions in providing for the nursing of sick and wounded soldiers and sailors of Our Army and Navy1

The Royal Red Cross conferred the right to use RRC as a post-nominal. The badge for RRC is in the shape of a golden cross, 1.375 inches wide, the obverse enamelled red, with a circular medallion bearing an image of the reigning monarch at its centre. The words "Faith", "Hope" and "Charity" are inscribed on the upper limbs of the cross, with the year "1883" in the lower limb. The reverse is plain except a circular medallion bearing the Royal Cypher of the monarch.  

 

The Associate Royal Red Cross (ARRC)

The Associate of the Royal Red Cross was instituted by Royal Warrant on 10th November 1915. Recipients of this award are designated "Associates of the Royal Red Cross". The award is made to trained nurses who have shown special devotion in nursing the sick and wounded of the military forces, or who have performed some exceptional act of bravery at their post of duty. The Crosses are issued unnamed. There is provision for promotion from Associates of the Royal Red Cross to Members of the Royal Red Cross. The ARRC is in frosted silver rather than the gold of the RRC, but is otherwise the same.

Abbreviations of Service:

ANS: Army Nursing Service

PCANSR (Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service (Reserve)

QAIMNS: Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service

QAIMNS(R): Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve)

QARANC: Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps

TANS: Territorial Army Nursing Service

TFNS: Territorial Force Nursing Service

 


A-C


Surname Forename(s) Status Service ARRC RRC Awarded London Gazette Notification
Adam Lynn Strachan Captain QARANC   30 December 1995 Supplement to the London Gazette, 30 December 1995, page 27
Archer Stephen Captain QARANC   9 May 1995 Supplement to the London Gazette, 9 May 1995, page 6613
Arigho Jane Mary Colonel L/QARANC   17 June 1995 Supplement to the London Gazette, 17 June 1995, page B27
Arthur J Sister TFNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Baddeley IJ Staff Nurse QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Bagnall EB Staff Nurse QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Banford Rosemary Helen Major QARANC   15 June 1996 Supplement to the London Gazette, 15 June 1996, page B27
Beatty Sharon Mary Major QARANC   15 June 2013 Supplement to the London Gazette, 15 June 2013, page B33
Belcher L Acting Matron QAIMNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5578
Bills SK Acting Matron QAIMNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5578
Birkby Christine Captain QARANC   13 June 2009 Supplement to the London Gazette, 13 June 2009, page B26
Boon Kathleen Anne Corporal QARANC   6 November 1998 Supplement to the London Gazette, 6 November 1998, page 12075
Brown MA Acting Matron TFNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Budman G Sister TFNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Cadman Mark Captain QARANC   6 March 2009 Supplement to the London Gazette, 6 March 2009, page 4082
Cavity M Sister QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Chambers Carol Ann Major QARANC   14 June 2008 Supplement to the London Gazette, 14 June 2008, page B26
Clark John Najor QARANC   31 December 2009 Supplement to the London Gazette, 31 December 2009, page N25
Coltman B Staff Nurse QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Crowder-Davis F Sister TFNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579

D-F


Surname Forename(s) Status Service ARRC RRC Awarded London Gazette Notification
Davies Kevin Major QARANC   14 June 1997 Supplement to the London Gazette, 14 June 1997, page B27
Davies Sheenah Barclay Colonel L/QARANC   30 December 1995 Supplement to the London Gazette, 30 December 1995, page 27
Davy Keith Randolph Major QARANC   14 June 1997 Supplement to the London Gazette, 14 June 1997, page B27
de Cock DM Staff Nurse QAIMNS(R) ✓    3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Devonport Lindsay Acting Sargeant QARANC   11 June 2011 Supplement to the London Gazette, 11 June 2011, page B26
Dods JE Matron QAIMNS   ✓  3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5578
Drage HM Acting Matron QAIMNS   ✓  3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5578
Fairgrieve J Staff Nurse TFNS ✓    3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Fawcett KM Staff Nurse QAIMNS(R) ✓    3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Fergusson Christina Sister ANS   ✓  21 June 1887 Supplement to the London Gazette, 21 June1887, page 3365
Fox M Staff Nurse QAIMNS(R) ✓    3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Fraser J Staff Nurse QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Frazer Neil Thompson Captain QARANC   15 June 1996 Supplement to the London Gazette, 15 June 1996, page B27

G-I


Surname Forename(s) Status Service ARRC RRC Awarded London Gazette Notification
Gambardella CM Acting Matron QAIMNS   ✓  3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5578
Grierson MEM Acting Matron QAIMNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5578
Grieves Tessa Joanne Major QARANC   6 March 2009 Supplement to the London Gazette, 6 March 2009, page 4085
Grist Amy Florence Sister ANS   15 November 1898 London Gazette, 15 November 1898, page 6692
Halloran W Acting Sister QAIMNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Harper Mary Ellen Sister ANS   21 April 1899 London Gazette, 21 April 1899, page 2545
Harries CEA Acting Sister QAIMNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Hawkins Sara Bernice Major QARANC   11 June 2016 Supplement to the London Gazette, 11 June 2016, page B34
Heck L Staff Nurse TFNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Holland AB Sister ANS   21 June 1887 Supplement to the London Gazette, 21 June1887, page 3365
Holman Maureen Lynn Major QARANC   29 April 2003 Supplement to the London Gazette, 29 April 2003, page 5274
Howell ME Acting Matron QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Humphrey ID Acting Matron QAIMNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5578
Irvine Karen Janette Colonel L/QARANC   13 June 2015 Supplement to the London Gazette, 13 June 2015, page B34

J-L


Surname Forename(s) Status Service ARRC RRC Awarded London Gazette Notification
Jolly Allan Arthur Captain QARANC   17 June 1995 Supplement to the London Gazette, 17 June 1995, page B27
Jolly LE Acting Sister QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Jones Angela Allison Warrant Officer Class 2 QARANC   13 June 2009 Supplement to the London Gazette, 13 June 2009, page B26
Jones Huw Francis Isaac Staff Sergeant QARANC   19 July 2007 Supplement to the London Gazette, 19 July 2007, page 10413
Jones Norman Owen Captain QARANC   17 June 1995 Supplement to the London Gazette, 17 June 1995, page B27
Kenworthy Leigh Keiron Major QARANC   13 June 2015 Supplement to the London Gazette, 13 June 2015, page B34
King Gary Anthony Sergeant QARANC   26 July 2008 Supplement to the London Gazette, 26 July 2008, page 11244
Kirkpatrick MJ Staff Nurse QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Lamming S Matron QAIMNS   ✓  3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5578
Lewis Andrea Jane Lieutenant Colonel QARANC   22 March 2013 Supplement to the London Gazette, 22 March, page 5738
Lingard Julie Major QARANC   14 June 2008 Supplement to the London Gazette, 14 June 2008, page B26
Lister EC Sister TFNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5578
Longmore LA Sister TFNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5578

M-O


Surname Forename(s) Status Service ARRC RRC Awarded London Gazette Notification
McCourt Alison Louise Captain QARANC   6 November 1998 Supplement to the London Gazette, 6 November 1998, page 12075
McFadden-Newman Kerry Jane Major QARANC   21 March 2014 Supplement to the London Gazette, 21 March 2014, page 5836
McPhee Graham John Captain QARANC   4 October 2013 Supplement to the London Gazette, 4 October 2013, page 19570
McWilliam Catherine Captain QARANC   15 December 2006 Supplement to the London Gazette, 15 December 2006, page 17357
Mackay Louisa Jane Sister ANS   21 June 1887 Supplement to the London Gazette, 21 June1887, page 3365
Madill Judith Caroline Florence Lieutenant Colonel QARANC   4 October 2013 Supplement to the London Gazette, 4 October 2013, page 19570
Masterton ME Staff Nurse TFNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Medforth ME Acting Matron QAIMNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5578
Meyer F Staff Nurse QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Michell DMC Acting Matron QAIMNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5578
Miller CJ Staff Nurse TFNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Mitchell M Sister TFNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Mowat AC Sister QAIMNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Mundy E Staff Nurse TFNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Munn M Staff Nurse QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Neville ME Acting Matron QAIMNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5578
Newton EM Acting Matron TFNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Oram Sarah Elizabeth Sister ANS   11 December 1896 London Gazette, 11 December 1896, page 7323
Orr  J Acting Matron QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579

P-R


Surname Forename(s) Status Service ARRC RRC Awarded London Gazette Notification
Parke N Acting Sister QAIMNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Parkinson GF Acting Sister QAIMNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Pearce EV Staff Nurse QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Pilgrim Janet Mary Acting Major QARANC   29 April 2003 Supplement to the London Gazette, 29 April 2003, page 5274
Major QARANC   26 July 2008 Supplement to the London Gazette, 26 July 2008, page 11244
Purvis Helen Elizabeth Major QARANC   31 December 2011 Supplement to the London Gazette, 31 December 2011, page N26
Roberts FN Acting Matron QAIMNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5578
Roden Mari Louise Major QARANC   11 June 2016 Supplement to the London Gazette, 11 June 2016, page B34
Rogers K Sister QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Rossi KEM Staff Nurse QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Russell Caroline Staff Sergeant QARANC   15 June 1996 Supplement to the London Gazette, 15 June 1996, page B27
Russell E Staff Nurse QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Ryan E Superintendent ANS   5 January 1900 London Gazette, 5 January 1900, page 85

S-U


Surname Forename(s) Status Service ARRC RRC Awarded London Gazette Notification
Seaton EJ Staff Nurse TFNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Sellar GH Sister QAIMNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Simpson J Staff Nurse TFNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Sloss Harriet Ann  Captain QARANC   11 June 2016 Supplement to the London Gazette, 11 June 2016, page B34
Spencer Wendy Jane Major QARANC   31 December 1997 Supplement to the London Gazette, 31 December 1997, page 26
Steen LEC Matron QAIMNS   ✓  3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5578
Stewart Sharon Ann Major QARANC   30 September 2011 Supplement to the London Gazette, 30 September 2011, page 18714
Stewart ME Acting Sister QAIMNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Stockbridge Karen Jennifer Major QARANC   14 June 2008 Supplement to the London Gazette, 14 June 2008, page B26
Stuart H Acting Matron QAIMNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5578
Stuart HL Sister QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Thom Sarah Kate Major QARANC   11 June 2016 Supplement to the London Gazette, 11 June 2016, page B34
Thomas FH Sister QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Thompson Linda Sergeant QARANC   17 June 1995 Supplement to the London Gazette, 17 June 1995, page B27
Thompson MD Staff Nurse TFNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Todd K Sister TFNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Truscott Ruth Major QARANC   25 March 2011 Supplement to the London Gazette, 26 March 2011, page 5641
Tulloh Louisa Watson Sister ANS   18 June 1897 London Gazette, 18 June 1897, page 3376
Urquhart Alison Elizabeth Blyth Corporal QARANC   14 June 1997 Supplement to the London Gazette, 14 June 1997, page B27

V-Z

Surname Forename(s) Status Service ARRC RRC Awarded London Gazette Notification
Wallace Harry Karl Acting Major QARANC   3 July 2015 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 July 2015, page 12288
Walsh E Staff Nurse QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Watson Nicola Denise Captain QARANC   31 October 2003 Supplement to the London Gazette, 31 October 2003, page 15
Webb Sarah Emily Sister ANS   15 November 1898 London Gazette, 15 November 1898, page 6692
Whiteford H Sister QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Whittaker Caroline Lieutenant Colonel QARANC   23 April 2004 Supplement to the London Gazette, 23 April 2004, page 5132
Whittle Gail Lesley Captain QARANC   19 March 2010 Supplement to the London Gazette, 19 March 2010, page 4834
Williams AJ Acting Matron QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Williams MB Acting Matron QAIMNS   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5578
Wilshaw Sarah Lucy Sister ANS   21 April 1899 London Gazette, 21 April 1899, page 2545
Wilson AL Acting Matron QAIMNS(R)   ✓  3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579
Wraxall EG Sister QAIMNS(R)   3 June 1916 Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 June 1916, page 5579