A French Red Cross Wound Relief Society Medal For The Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871 medal (Societe Francaise de Secours aux Blesses des Armes de Terre et de Mer 1870 1871) named to ( Mrs Otway Inglefeld Versailles 1871 ) in box of issue named to MRS OTWAY INGLEFIELD,. VERSAILLE 1871 with Societe de Secours et d’Encouragement au bien des Sauveteurs de Seinett-Oise medal named to ( Madame Inglefield, Membre Honoraire 1875 ), Societe Nationale d’Encouragement au Bien (large medal) named to ( A MME. INGLEFIELD nee THIEBAULT. MEDAILLE d’HONNEUR. Devouement a l’Humanite 1875 ) and Encouragement au Bien, Dieu, Patrie, Famille (yellow metal – unnamed) EF


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This extremely rare and interesting Franco-Prussian War Humanitarian award group to a well-connected French Woman married to an British Naval Officer

Mrs Otway Inglefield was born Henrietta Malvina “Nina” Thiebault in 1823, daughter of Baron Thiebault. She married Rear-Admiral Valentine Otway Inglefield 10th June 1852 at Ile-de-France, Paris. Her father Paul-Adolphe Dieudonné Thiébault (1797-1875) was a French Army Officer of interesting Napoleonic lineage.

Their son – Lieut.-Colonel Francis Seymour CB, DSO was awarded the DSO in the Anglo Boer War and served later in the Great War , was born 6 Dec’1 55, at Devonport, son of Rear-Admiral Valentine Otway Inglefield, and Mrs. Inglefield, daughter of Baron Thiebault.