I noted the medals to WH Turner and looked him up on the rolls. He is further entitled to a Queens Sudan and Khedives medal pair, and possibly an LSGC as he reached 1st Class SSgt as we have seen. He served on the Hospital Ship Trojan and 13 General Hospital. He is shown as 1st Class SSgt. In 40 years of collecting I have never seen the rank "Infirmary SSgt" and I believe that the rank on the medals has been misread from "1 Cl SSgt". However I am still learning and may be wrong ...!
QSA (3) Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein (11382 Pte. A. Nunn. R.A.M.C);
KSA (2) (11382 Pte. A. Nunn. R.A.M.C.);
1914 Star (11382 Cpl. A. Nunn. R.A.M.C.);
British War and Victory Medals (11382 A.W.O. Cl.1 A. Nunn. R.A.M.C.);
Army LS&GC GV (11382 Sjt: A. Nunn. R.A.M.C.)
Albert Nunn was born in 1879 at St Pancras, London, and attested for the Medical Staff Corps at Aldershot on 8 January 1897, his papers noting previous service with the Militia Medical Staff Corps. A milkman by trade, he was appointed 3rd Class Orderly on 17 June 1897 at Netley, before serving in South Africa from 24 October 1899 to 2 January 1903. Whilst stationed at Wynberg he came down with a mild infection of scarlet fever and required 44 days in hospital to recover. Returning home and posted to the military hospital at Netley, he passed a course of instruction as a Cook in July 1904 and gained a Certificate in High Class Cookery shortly thereafter.
Following a further five-year period of service in South Africa, Nunn served with the British Expeditionary Force in France from 20 August 1914. He briefly returned home and married Margaret Crowther, a widow with 4 children, at Eltham on 6 August 1915. Awarded the LS&GC Medal in April 1917, Nunn was considered for discharge at Blackpool in September 1918 suffering from neurasthenia.
Sudan (Capt. J. P. S. Hayes. R.A.M.C.) suspension slack; Q
QSA (2) Natal, Transvaal (Major J. P. S. Hayes. R.A.M.C.);
KSA (2) (Maj. J. P. S. Hayes. R.A.M.C.);
Khedive’s Sudan (0) (Major J. P. S. Hayes R.A.M.C. Egypt. 1898.)
Provenance: ex Riddick Collection and Dix Noonan Webb, December 2008.
Julian Philip Swindell Hayes was born in Westminster in January 1859. Qualifying as a L.R.C.P.I. and M.R.C.S., he entered the R.A.M.C. as a Surgeon-Captain on 30 January 1886. Serving in the Sudan, he was promoted to Major on 30 January 1899. After service in the Boer War he was placed on Retired Pay in January 1906, and was employed when on the Retired List at Gravesend, 1906-09.