June 2019

Without question the Trust’s most important acquisition this month is a silver Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service Reserve badge (No. 211) worn by Sister Theodosia Agnes Cobbold during service in the Boer War.  She is #1893 on the web family tree.

Other acquisitions include:

  • The Complete George Cross by Kevin Brazier
  • Swefling Rebecca Cobbold, a novel by Barbara Grantham Hicks
  • Twenty-Five Shades of Graves by Jeremy Cobbold
  • An article from the Intellectual Observer 1863 on The Portuguese Man-of-War by H Noel Humphreys
  • Three articles from the Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science 1862 & 1865 on Gyrodactylus Elegans, Entozoa and Coenurus by T Spencer Cobbold (#174).
  • A large package of miscellaneous Tolly Cobbold ephemera including an album of advertisements.

The Trust is grateful for help given, often with family tree information, by (in no particular order):


Geoffrey Elborn, Hamish Thoms, Derek Wilson, Ruth Richardson, Geoffrey Buchler, Clare O’Keefe, Carolyn Anthony, Simon Watson and Brian Graham.  Please accept apologies for anyone omitted inadvertently.

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