The medals of a countess who swapped luxury for a field hospital are for sale.

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The medals of a patriotic countess who swapped a life of luxury for a World War One field hospital have emerged for sale for £3,000.<br />
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Vera Bayley, Countess of Rosslyn, was a member of high society often in the press due to her marriage to the 5th Earl of Rosslyn.<br />
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But, at the outbreak of war, she answered her nation's call, travelling to France to care for the rapidly increasing number of battlefield casualties.<br />
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She helped set up a 100-bed hospital at Malo les Bains, officially known as No 9 Red Cross Hospital, and later joined the Millicent Sutherland Ambulance at Calais.<br />
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Vera also volunteered for service during World War Two, enrolling as an ambulance driver. Her medals, which include the Belgian Medaille De La Reine Elisabeth, are going under the hammer with C & T Auctions, of Ashford, Kent.