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Mystery French Medal


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Received  this any GWF Know 

A what it is

B how can I find out about the  recipient  ?

Biffo

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I would say a Médaille d’honneur des Épidémies.

 

Jan

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Hello from Germany. 

It seems to be the " médaille des épidémies " given by several ministerial depts ( amont them War ministry) during and a little bit after WW1 to nurses  ( like Mrs Ruddy) and other sanitary unit members.

The date 1919 correspond to the spannish influenza epidemy  (1918-21).

There was a project to reintroduce this medal in France, under healt ministry, during the first Covid wave... but nothing for the moment...

Happy newyear and keep safe.

Gabelou

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a very big thank you to both,you are correct,:thumbsup:

 

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Agnes Ruddy, an American, served as a nurse at the additional hospital No. 41 at Saint Dizier. 

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now you sir are a gentleman :thumbsup:

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