Anglo Boer War St John Ambulance Brigade Medal
Queen’s South Africa Medal with Cape Colony clasp and Orange Free State clasp and Transvaal clasp named to
195 ORDLY. H. BRINDLE. ST. JOHN AMB. BDE.
Clasps linked on ribbon but never attached.
Herbert Brindle was born in Adlington, Chorley, Lancashire on the15th October 1877. This medal is confirmed on the medal roil for the St John Ambulance Brigade.
He saw Great War Service aboard H.M.S. Cornwallis, service number M10555. This is confirmed on his service papers, image attached. His First World War service is also mentioned in the below article, as follows:
ADLINGTON DIVISION ST JOHN AMBULANCE MEN
Chorley Guardian and Leyland Hundred Advertiser 24 October 1914
ADLINGTON AMBULANCE MEN
There are now 45 members of the Adlington Division of the St John Ambulance Brigade away doing work in connection with the war. Some of the members are at Dover, and others are serving at Queen Ferry Hospital, Edinburgh; Haslar Hospital, Gosport; and some have been drafted into France. One member, Charles Lamb, was in the firing line at Antwerp, and the week’s leave which has been granted to him finishes today (Saturday). He will go to Chatham. H. Brindle and F. Mayo have joined HMS Cornwallis, a formidable battleship. Dr W.C. Rigby, the hon. surgeon, is prepared to take any ambulance man who has a first-aid certificate, as a reservist for the Naval Sick Berth.
He died in Chorley in 1954.
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