The 130th (St John) Field Ambulance certainly served with distinction as demonstrated by the large number of gallantry medals awarded to the Officers and Men who served in the unit.
In an interview published in the llangollen Advertiser (Friday 2nd May 1919), Lt Col Davies stated that "He is proud to think that he has been spared to command this unit, composed of Welshmen who have done so well since 1914, during which two of his officers have been promoted to acting Lt Cols and commanded other ambulances, one officer won the D.S.O. and M.C., three the M.C., three of the men won the D.S.M.,m 26 the M.M., one of who got a bar to his M.M."
I have so far managed to identify all the medal winners except the Officer who won the D.S.O. & M.M. and two of the men who won the M.M. and if anyone can help me identify these recipients, I would be delighted to hear from them.
|Distinguished Service Order|
|Davies||J E H||Lt Col||03/01/1918|
|Page||D C M||Capt||16/10/1917|
|Distinguished Conduct Medal|
|48579||Davies||G T||A/Sgt Maj||01/01/1919|
|Meritorious Service Medal|
|Croix de Guerre|
|Mentioned in Despatches|
|Davies||J E H||Lt Col|