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Medals: CM.35-2005

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Current Location: In storage


Artist: Wyon, Allan Gairdner
Issuer: Monkstown House Auxiliary Hospital (Struck in the name of)
Place of use: Dublin




During the Great War a number of private individuals offered houses that they owned for use for the war effort, often as auxiliary hospitals. One such was Monkstown House in Dublin, offered by Mr Harold Pim. The site is still in use as a hospital today. This piece is a design by Allan Gairdner Wyon for the hospital, but it is not clear that the medal was ever issued by them. The Museum has this white-metal specimen of the design and another in bronze.


History note: From the estate of the late Mrs Venetia M. Watson, daughter of the artist

Place(s) associated

  • Dublin

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2005-01-31) by Watson, Philip Charles


Uncertain 1914 - Uncertain 1921


White metal specimen

Components of the work

Object composed of white metal Diameter 31.0 mm Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 13.18 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of nurse in gown and headdress left with legend in broken border around

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Empty field with legend in border around

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.35-2005
Primary reference Number: 156554
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Created: Monday 14 April 2014 Updated: Monday 14 April 2014 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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