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Register of Surviving medals awarded to St John Ambulance Brigade 2 weeks 48 minutes ago #76796

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How unusual to see a SJAB Medal and a QSA named to the Van Alen hospital.
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Register of Surviving medals awarded to St John Ambulance Brigade 2 weeks 5 minutes ago #76797

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djb wrote:


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QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (1285 Ordly: T. Schofield, St John Amb: Bde:);
Service Medal of the Order of St John, silver, straight bar suspension (2375 Sgt. T. S. Schofield. (Haslingden Cps.) No. 4 Dst. 1921);
St. John Medal for South Africa 1899-1902 (1285. Pte. T. Schofield. Haslingden Corps.)

Haslingden, Rossendale, Lancashire.


....Thomas Schofield was a spinner, of Free Lane, Helmshore, a village neighbouring Haslingden. He departed Haslingden for London on Saturday 12th May 1900, and arrived back home on Wednesday 6th December 1900.
...."Mr. Thomas Schofield left Helmshore on May 12th of the present year, and sailed on board the Britannic on May 23rd, arriving at Capetown on June 10th. After spending some time at Green Point Common Camp, he journeyed to Nauwpoort, and from thence to Johannesburg, passing through Bloemfontein, where the party had to stop for a week on account of communications having been cut by De Wet. After proceeding to Johannesburg, Schofield stayed at that place until October 22nd, and whilst there was laid up in hospital for three weeks with influenza."
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