Ruth Eveline Darbyshire medal group – estimate £1000-1500 at Bishop & Miller on April 30.

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A group of medals awarded to a highly respected figure in the nursing profession, Ruth Eveline Darbyshire (1860-1946), is offered at Bishop & Miller in Stowmarket on April 30, estimated at £1000-1500.

Among her many honours are the CBE, Royal Red Cross 1st Class and Kaisar i Hind Medal 1st Class in Gold for her First World War services.

Her posts included Matron of the 2nd London General Hospital Territorial Army Nursing Service and member of The Army Nursing Board. She was also a founder member of the College of Nursing.