I would be interested to know whether anyone can throw any light on this tribute medal which is not illustrated in Hibbard although he does have a different medal to this hospital (J7). This example is a much larger medal measuring 63 x 67 mm and cast in bronze. The central design is identical to Hibbard J7 with red enamel to the cross on the reverse. It is suspended by a bronze ring and yellow silk ribbon and named on the five points of the star SERG'T Wm. F. GATTES. SCO. HOS.
Sergt. Wm. F. Gattes appears on the medal roll for the Scottish National Red Cross Hospital entitled to clasps Cape Colony and Orange Free State for service at Kroonstad ORC from May 27th to October 14th 1900
I can only find one newspaper reference to presentation of medals to the SNRCH from The Scotsman 30th October 1900 but this gives no details of the medals.
The Hibbard medal is silver and an identical medal in gold named to a nursing sister was sold by DNW in March 2013. The staff of the hospital included Surgeons, medical officers, staff officers, nurses medical students and orderlies, 162 in total. It seems probable that the different tribute medals, small silver, small gold, and large bronze went to different groups but further information is needed.
On my library file I show a book, A HISTORY OF THE SCOTTISH WOMEN'S HOSPITALS. While I think is covers WWI, I will dig it out of the "For Sale" boxes and see if the ABW is addressed.
And thank you for your Gould Cartoon posts re TORTOISE, I will have it enlarged to frame.