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Nurses badge - Leeds - early 20th century
« on: Monday 05 April 21 10:12 BST (UK) »
Can anyone identify an oval, bronze nursing badge with the Leeds city coat of arms and the initials "L. T. I. N. L." on the suspender bar.  The coat of arms (Featuring owls and the suspended sheep) is surrounded by the motto "QUI NON DEFICIT PROFICIT" (Who does not go forward goes backwards), which is not the motto of the Leeds city corporation.  This badge accompanies WW1 medals awarded to Staff Nurse Lilian Allison (Territorial Force Nursing Service).  She qualified at Leeds Union Infy 1905-08.  I note there was also a Leeds Township Infy, which matches the first three of the initials on the suspension bar.
Thanks, in advance, for any info provided in reply - Peter

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Re: Nurses badge - Leeds - early 20th century
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 April 21 13:40 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat Peter  :D

This may be a difficult one to solve - a couple of suggestions

Have you tried uploading an image of the badge on to Google images?

Below is the Nat. Archive info re St. James University Hospital

https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/hospitalrecords/details.asp?id=1212&page=58

The below link is for contacting the Leeds Hospital trusts

https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/contact-us/general-enquiries/

Fill in the form, explain what assistance you require and see what happens.  Worth a try  :)

Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Nurses badge - Leeds - early 20th century
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 April 21 18:10 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the suggestions, Girl Guide.  I might try approaching the hospital.

In the meantime, I think the letters L T I N L are provisionally identified as Leeds Township Infirmary Nurses League, thanks to correspondence elsewhere with Peter Maleczek of Peter's Nursing Collectibles.

I have no documentation linking Lilian Allison to LTI, but not all of her career postings appear in surviving records.


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Re: Nurses badge - Leeds - early 20th century
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 April 21 18:39 BST (UK) »
Did you find some of her information from Ancestry?

Their UK & Ireland Nursing Registers 1898 to 1968 showed:-

Permanent address: Cleadon Park Sanatorium, South Shields, Durham

Date & Place of Registration 18th December 1923 London

Qualifications 1905 - 1908 Leeds Union Infirmary
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 April 21 18:56 BST (UK) »
Was Lilian part of your family?

This looks like her birth registration:-

ALLISON, LILIAN       TOON 
GRO Reference: 1881  S Quarter in LINCOLN  Volume 07A  Page 530
 
Living here in 1911 7 Wellington Terrace South Shields, South Shields, Durham and working as a trained hospital nurse.

By the time we get to 1939 she is a Matron (still single) at the permanent address I gave you in my previous reply.  Her birth date is consistent with the SQ birth registration above.

Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire