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The Only Bar to the Royal Red Cross Awarded to a New Zealand Military Nurse

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Matron Evelyn Gertrude Brooke 22/103became the first and only New Zealand nurse to be awarded the Bar to the RRC. By being awarded the Bar to the RRC Evelyn Brooke was in fact awarded the RRC twice.

For some time Matron Brooke's medal group were "lost" but have now been reunited to her family.

The article published in the NZMHS Journal tells the story.

Return of Medal Group to Family by Sherayl McNabb

She was awarded the RRC 1st Class in 1917
and the Bar in June 1919.

The RRC was awarded to her for "In recognition of her nursing service in connection with the War." The Bar was awarded to her "In recognition of her valuable service with the Armies in France and Flanders."
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