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Medal card

Discussion in 'General Genealogical Queries' started by Kate, Aug 30, 2021.

  1. Kate

    Kate LostCousins Member

    Hello. I have a medal card for Catherine Mary Fricker born 1864 Rotherhithe., Dis A 106382
    She was awarded the Mercantile Marine ribbon and British Medal ribbon on the 5 Dec 1919.
    According the National Maritime Museum there was a stewardess on the Mongolia in 1915 of this name, age 51, so this looks like the lady in my husband's tree. I have never been 'into' military genealogy but find this interesting. Would she have received these for being a stewardess? Thanks
  2. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    I don't know about these ribbons, but most decorations in WW1 were campaign medals awarded to all those who served in a particular theatre of war at a particular time. It's likely that these ribbons were awarded on a similar basis.
  3. Kate

    Kate LostCousins Member

    Thanks. I have just found a Minnie Mason who was a stewardess on a channel ferry in the war. She received medals too. I read that there weren't many stewardesses though. Will look into it some more.

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