Nurse's 1940 London Blitz George Medal
9th February 2023
It is with great enthusiasm that we can announce for sale in our upcoming Coins, Medals, Militaria and Banknotes auction, to be hosted on the 15th February. Lot 53, a nurse's 1940 London Blitz George Medal officially re-named to Aileen Ruth Turner. The joint award while serving as Senior Assistant Nurse at Grove Park Hospital along with Staff Nurse Mary Fleming was announced in the London Gazette dated 6th May 1941:
"When a high explosive bomb struck Grove Park Hospital, Nurse Turner and Nurse Fleming climbed through a first floor window, crawled across the floor of a ward which was in a highly dangerous condition and released several patients who were trapped. The quickness, coolness and courage of these two nurses resulted in all the patients being rescued a few minutes before the floor collapsed."
The air raid in question took place on 19th November 1940.
This medal is incredibly interesting on its own, but it also comes with original documentation and this lot has never been seen on the market.
It would truly make a wonderful addition to any medal or militaria enthusiasts collection.
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