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Medals to the Army Hospital Corps 1 year 5 months ago #64192

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OBE mil, HM 1918;
SAGS (0) (3795. Pte H. J. Audus. A.H.C.);
Egypt (3) El-Teb_Tamaai, Suakin 1884, Tel-El-Kebir (3795 2nd Cpl H. Audus. A.H.C.), naming somewhat worn in parts;
1914 Star (Hon: Capt: & Q.M. H.J.F. Audus. R.A.M.C.);
BWM and VM with bronze MID (Q.M. &. Major. H. J. F. Audus.);
Coronation 1911;
Army LS&GC VR (3795. 1 Cl: S: Sgt: H.J.F. Audus. M.S.C.);
Khedive’s Star, 1882, unnamed as issued;

OBE LG 7. June 1918 – ‘for services with the British Expeditionary Force in France’
MID LG 25 May 1918

Major Henry Joseph Francis Audus was born on 1 June 1860, the son of Francis Audus of London. He enlisted into the Army Hospital Corps in 1878, and served in South Africa during the Zulu War. He was promoted to Corporal in 1882, during his service in Egypt, and was promoted to 1st Class Sergeant in the 1890s. He served between 1896 and 1900 in Malta, and his daughter Daisy Kathleen Audus was born on 28 December 1899, at Cottonera, Malta. He was commissioned as Quartermaster and Lieutenant on 3 February 1900, and was promoted to Q.M. and Captain on 3 February 1910.

Serving with the RAMC as part of the ‘Old Contemptibles’ in 1914, he would later be mentioned in despatches and awarded the OBE (in 1918) for his work in France. He was promoted to QM and Major on 3 February 1915, and retired to half pay on 1 September 1919.

He died at Bromley, Kent, on 31 January 1937, aged 76.
Dr David Biggins

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