Lady Superintendent Rosamond Lucy Nevile served in the Queen Alexandra’s Military Nursing Service India during World War One. She is entitled to the Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class, the 1914 Star, the British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the India General Service Medal 1908 clasp Waziristan 1919-21.
Rosamond Lucy Nevile was born on 1 June 1877 in native of Hammersmith, London.
In 1881 she is listed as residing in Salford, Lancashire.
In 1891 she is listed residing in Fairfield, Derbyshire.
In 1901 she is listed as residing in Fisherton Anger, Salisbury, Wiltshire and as being employed at Salisbury Infirmary.
September 2nd 1907: She joined the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service as a Staff Nurse. Prior to joining the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service she had been employed as a Nurse in England.
November 24th, 1911: She had been appointed Nursing Sister with the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service for India (London Gazette)
The Indian Army Lists show that Nursing Sister Rosamond started her service with the Queen Alexandra’s Military Nursing Service India on 29 November 1911.
In 1912 she is listed as residing in Calcutta, India
As a Nursing Sister with the Queen Alexandra’s Military Nursing Service India she entered the France theatre of war on 7 November 1914 (Medal Index Card refers). She was attached to the Rawal Pindi British General Hospital. All 17 Nurses of the Q.A.M.M.S.I. that had served in France were withdrawn had been by latest March 1916.
1916: She was stationed in Poona, India
12 September 1919: She received the Royal Red Cross 2nd class.
1921: She was stationed in Sialkot, India
1933: She was stationed in Dalhousie, India
She was appointed a Senior Nursing Sister in November 1924 and Lady Superintendent in August 1930.
She continued to serve in India through to at least 1933.
Last quarter of 1972 : She died at Taunton, Somerset, England.
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Her medals were sold at Dix and Noonan in October of 2012
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