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Miss M. E. Alma Hardy (1908–1981), MBE (1954), SRN, SCM, Matron, The Royal Hospital Chelsea (1948–1972)

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Alma Hardy was born in Low Fell, Gateshead, on the 31st July 1908, and died in the Shepway registration district, Kent, in 1981, aged 72. The sitter was commissioned into the Territorial Army Nursing Service (TANS) in February 1942. Her MBE (Civil Division) was awarded in 1954.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea



Miss M. E. Alma Hardy (1908–1981), MBE (1954), SRN, SCM, Matron, The Royal Hospital Chelsea (1948–1972)




oil on canvas


H 75 x W 59.5 cm

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top left: Mary Eastman / 1972


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