QSA (4) Belmont, Modder River, OFS, Transvaal (7805 L.Corpl A.J. Williams R.A.M.C.)'
KSA (2) (7805 Corpl A.J. Williams R.A.M.C.)
Arthur John Williams was born in St Pancras, enlisted in Medical Staff Corps 7/7/87 aged 18 with former service in 5th Bn Royal Fusiliers, served South Africa 21/10/99 to 27/08/04, promoted Cpl 1/7/01, discharged 6/7/08, clasps confirmed. QSA roll shows service with 9th Bde Fd Hosp.
QSA (5) Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek
Army LSGC EdVII
Army Meritorious Service Medal GVI
To 6827 Q.M.S. W. Woolley R.A.M.C. (S.Sgt on QSA, 1st Cl S.Serjt on LSGC)
William Woolley was born in Dudley, enlisted in Medical Staff Corps while working as an Engineer in Sheffield 3/7/85, served overseas in Gibraltar and South Africa, promoted Sgt 6/8/95, 1st Class S.Sgt 12/3/01, LSGC awarded 1904, discharged 31/8/08, awarded MSM with gratuity 21/9/43, died 19/10/54 in Sheffield from Myocardial degeneration.
The Victoria Cross group of miniature dress medals worn by Major General Henry Edward Manning Douglas, V.C., C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., Royal Army Medical Corps, comprising: Victoria Cross; The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Companion's Badge; The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George, Companion's Badge; Distinguished Service Order; Queen's South Africa Medal, 3 clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901; Africa General Service Medal 1899-1956, Edward VII, 2 clasps: Somaliland 1902-04, Jidballi; 1914-15 Star; British War Medal 1914-20; Victory Medal; General Service Medal 1918-62, George V, clasp: N.W. Persia; Coronation Medal 1937; Serbia: Order of St Sava; Red Cross Society Decoration; Commemorative Medal for the 1912 War; 1913 Commemorative Cross; France: Croix de Guerre with Palm, the foregoing mounted for wearing, good very fine and better; together with two loose miniatures: The British Red Cross Society Medal for the Balkan Wars 1912-13, damage to central enamel, ribbon frail; and a second C.B., nearly extremely fine. [16 / 2]
London Gazettes: V.C. 29/03/1901, D.S.O. 19/04/1901, MID 16/03/1900
Born at Gillingham in Kent, 11th July 1875; Lieutenant Royal Army Service Corps, 28th July 1899; served in the South African War 1899-1901; won the V.C. at Magersfontein where he was also severely wounded; Captain, 27th July 1902; served in Somaliland 1903-04 and India 1904-08; Major, 1911; served in the Balkans 1912-13 and in the European war from 1914; Lieutenant Colonel 1915.Lieutenant Douglas was medical officer in charge of the Black Watch (2nd Bn. Royal Highlanders) when he performed his V.C. action: "On the 11th Dec. 1899, during the action at Magersfontein, Lieut. Douglas showed great gallantry and devotion, under a very severe fire, in advancing in the open and attending to Capt. Gordon, Gordon Highlanders, who was wounded, and also attending to Major Robinson and other wounded men under a fearful fire. Many similar acts of devotion and gallantry were performed by Lieut. Douglas on the same day."