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Please note that this site is still a 'work in progress' but if you have any comments or suggestions, I would be happy to hear from you. I would also be delighted to hear from anyone who has any photographs, letters, diaries or other information regarding the unit or the men who served in it.

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The 130th (St John) Field Ambulance Research Group

Who are we? 

 

 Mr David Penman TD. MRCOG.

English Branch

Founder and website author.                           

Mr Stephen Lyons

Wales/Cymru Branch

Chief researcher 

Mr David Penman TD. MRCOG.

Mr Stephen Lyons

David is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Specialist in Fetal Medicine now working full-time in the private sector. He has written papers and given presentations on diverse subjects from the aetiology of Gastroschisis to the need for combat gynaecologists. He has served as a medical officer in both the St John Ambulance Brigade and the Royal Army Medical Corps. He has always had a keen interest in military history, especially of the military medical services and was introduced to medal collecting by his eldest son, Giles, an enthusiastic phalerist. David's other interests, when he has time from his busy professional work schedule, include gardening and philately. He lives with his wife, Helen in Maidstone, Kent. Stephen, whose wife is the Granddaughter of the 130th's 48542 Jim Cleaves. is an actor and voice-over by trade and has been a professional researcher for over twenty five years. He is the official biographer of Gareth Hughes, the first Welsh film star, and has contributed to documentaries for television in addition to writing articles for the Press, consulting with local Heritage and History Groups and accepting private Genealogical commissions. His research web site for Gareth Hughes has been accredited by the National library of Wales and the British Library as being an important part of Wale's documentary history and inducted into the UK Web Archive. The story of the 130th (St John) Field Ambulance is his first forage into WW1 history. Stephen's other interests include ornithology, cooking and photography. He lives with his wife, Helen, in Cwmcarn, Gwent.