1914 - 1919 Lt Col J. E. H. Davies
I have worked through the Official War Diary of the 130th (St John) Field Ambulance to identify those officers who were actual members (on the strength) of the unit rather than just attached or passing through. The Diary usually gives the rank, surname and initials of Officers when they report for duty (taken on the strength) and subsequently usually just give their rank and surname. By cross referencing with the UK Medical Directories of the time, medal index cards (where they exist) and the London Gazette I believe that I have correctly identified the RAMC officers who served in the Unit and list them below. Those Officers who's names are in bold text sailed to France with the Unit in December 1915. Where no 'Rank end' is stated, the rank at start remained unchanged and where no 'to' date is given, this is because it is not clear form the War Diary when that Officer was finally taken off the strength of the Unit. One page of the War Diary is missing (1st week of April 1918) and I suspect that this was when Major Badenoch was taken on the strength but the date I have used in the table below is the 1st date his name is mentioned. If anyone has any further details regarding the Officers who served in the Unit or believes that I have identified the wrong Officer, I would be delighted to hear from them and will amend the list as appropriate.
I will shortly add a list of the American and Canadian Officers who were taken on the strength of the Unit.
|Surname||Christian Names||Rank start||Rank end||From||To|
|Burke||John||Lieut||Capt (Act Major)||1915|
|Elliott||Robert Andrew George||Lieut||1915|
|Hogg||Henry Scott Anderson||Lieut||24/04/1917|
|Page||Douglas Chas Murray||Lieut||08/12/1915|
|Thompson||Philip Stephens||Hon Lieut||1914|
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