Sister Marion Brocksopp served with the Territorial Force Nursing Service with the British Army during WW1. She is entitled to the Associate Royal Red Cross Decoration (2nd class), the 1914/15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. Her medals group also include her Territorial Force Nursing Service Cape Badge.
Born 1877 at Walsall, Staffordshire
Worked initially as a Governess and later as a Private Nurse.
August 12th, 1914 : Enlisted in the Territorial Force Nursing Service.
2 October : Posted on His Majesty Hospital Ship ‘Oxfordshire’. The ship was sent to Scapa Flow as a base ship but subsequently moved to the English Channel to undertake army hospital work.
April 1915 : She was serving in the ship Oxfordshire when it was deployed as the base hospital ship at Mudros, Greece. During the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps withdrawal from Gallipoli, the boats from ‘Oxfordshire’ were used to bring off the wounded from the beaches.
29 April 1916 : She left the ship Oxfordshire and transferred to the 31st British General Hospital in Port Said, Egypt.
9 May 1918 : She was transferred to Salonika where she worked at 61st and 41st British General Hospitals.
5 October : Transferred from Salonika for home service on and was employed at 1st Southern General Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
31 July 1919 : Her Royal Red Cross 2nd class was announced in the London Gazette.
16 May : Demobilized, she gave her address as ‘Eastcroft’, Coleshill Road, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire.
March 1940 : She applied for help at the Joint Nursing and Voluntary Aid Detachment Services committee.
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Nursing Sister Marion Brocksopp WW1 medals