Serbian Order of St Sava, 5th class, World War I

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Postcard of Serbian Order of St Sava, 5th class, World War I.
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Serbian Order of St Sava, 5th class, World War I

Miss A. Lindsay was awarded this decoration in recognition of her work with the Scottish Women's Hospitals in Serbia. These were the inspiration of Elsie Inglis, an Edinburgh doctor, and were accepted by Serbia after the British had turned the women's offer down.

The Scottish Women's Hospitals sent over a thousand women to the Front, as doctors, nurses, orderlies and drivers. Run exclusively by women, the Hospitals were set up to further the war effort by aiding the sick and injured, and also to show what women could achieve in the field of medicine.

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Online ID: 000-000-100-304-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0207: The Thistle at War
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  M.1987.106.4
Date: 1914 - 1918
Material: Metal
Dimensions: 103 mm H x 46 mm W including ribbon
What: Medal
Subject: Medals
Who: Miss A. Lindsay (owner)
Scottish Women's Hospitals
Where: Serbia (place of origin)
Event: World War I
Description: Scottish Women's Hospitals - One of a group of medals and decorations awarded to Miss A. Lindsay - Serbia, Order of St Sava, 5th class.
  • Leneman, Leah In the service of life: Elsie Inglis and the Scottish Women's Hospitals Edinburgh: Mercat Press, 1994 
  • McCorry, Helen (ed.) The thistle at war: an anthology of the Scottish experience of war, in the services and at home. Edinburgh, NMS, 1997 
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