Nominal Roll

Officers

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
Anderson Andrew Woodroffe Capt   1914 29/11/1916
Anderson Frederick Alexander Lieut   1915 20/08/1916
Andrew Alfred John Capt   1915 01/04/1916
Badenoch William Minty Major   03/08/1918 11/12/1918
Bankes Jonh Herbert Lieut   04/09/1916  
Brown H M Capt   15/06/1917 08/09/1917
Buckley Thomas Joseph Lieut   1915 31/08/1916
Burke John Lieut Capt (Act Major) 1915  
Carter Thomas Moravian Major   21/08/1917 23/03/1918
Colt Myles Lieut   04/09/1916  
Dickson James Mollison Lieut   06/04/1917  
Doyle Patrick Aloysius Capt   05/08/1917 03/09/1917
Edwards William Bickerton Major   1914 01/04/1916
Elliott Robert Andrew George Lieut   1915  
Faulkner Cyril Douglas Capt   01/11/1917 28/12/1917
Ffoulkes Meredydd Capt   1915 28/11/2016
Friel Robert Capt   10/09/1917 18/12/1917
Goodman H (?Hyam?) Lieut   10/10/1917 16/11/1917
Griffiths David Henry Lieut   13/09/1916 12/12/1916
Grove Frederick Pierce Capt   18/06/1917  
Hogg Henry Scott Anderson Lieut   24/04/1917  
Jones A Capt   16/05/1916  
Kelly Carlile Capt   19/12/1917  
Lornie Peter Lieut   1916  
Melhuish Thomas Walter Capt   08/04/1917  
Page Douglas Chas Murray Lieut   08/12/1915  
Parsons John Arthur Capt   05/08/1917  
Pearson John Douglas Lieut   24/10/1916 26/11/1916
Renwick Thomas Downie Lieut   05/12/1916 21/01/1917
Riddell Hugh Young Capt   05/12/1916 16/09/1917
Robertson J Lieut   05/12/1916 07/04/1917
Thompson Philip Stephens Lieut   1914  
Towers Arthur Henry Capt   24/05/1918  
Watson Harry Christian Capt   30/12/1916 24/04/1917
Williams D R Capt   08/08/1916 13/09/1916
Woodhouse Bernard Lieut   09/11/1916 07/04/1917
           

 

Other Ranks

Below is a list of the NCOs and men who did/may have served in the 130th (St John) Field Ambulance. Those in Bold Font are the men that I have good/certain evidence served in the Unit and arrived in France with the Unit on the 4th December 1915. Those men in Plain Font are men who joined the Unit in France at a later date and those in Italic Font are men who may well have served but I have insufficient evidence at the moment to assign them as certainly served. Please see the text at the bottom of the list for a full explanation/justification for men being included or excluded from this list. R.A.M.C. men have just numbers such as 48076 while A.S.C. (later R.A.S.C.) men have letters and numbers such as W/T4/037001. Most of the original A.S.C. men of the 38th (Welsh) Division have numbers in the (W/T4/) 037XXX series.

Number Surname initials other spelling Rank 15 Star Rank V+W Awards
W/T4/037001 Alderson Walter   Dvr Dvr  
48076 Allen Thomas   Pte Pte MM 14.11.16
48077 Arnold Henry   L/Cpl Pte  
48078 Ashman George H   Pte Pte  
48079 Baker Thos G   Pte A/Cpl  
48223 Baker Alfred   Cpl Cpl  
48081 Ballard G Caradog Pte A/Cpl  
48082 Ballard Stephen   Pte Pte  
48086 Batchelor William   Pte A/Cpl  
48085 Bennett Thos H Thomas H Pte A/Cpl  
48553 Betts Arthur C   Cpl Cpl  
48088 Brace Trevor   Pte A/Cpl  
48093 Brain Gilbert   Pte Pte  
48092 Brennan john   Pte    
48091 Burford William   Pte Pte  
48089 Burgess Alfred E   Pte Pte  
48097 Chave Alfred   Pte Pte  
48099 Churchill William   Pte Pte  
48542 Cleaves James H   Pte Pte  
48227 Cohen Louis C   Sgt    
48098 Coleman William E   Pte Pte MM 17.6.19
48094 Cook Daniel   Pte Pte  
48618 Cooper Herbert   Pte Pte  
48072 Davies John R   Sgt Sgt  
48102 Davies John   Cpl Cpl  
48103 Davies David J David Jonh L/Cpl Pte  
48104 Davies E David E Pte Pte  
48106 Davies David J   Pte Pte  
48107 Davies William J   Pte Pte  
48578 Davies Jonathan   Pte Pte  
48579 Davies Griffith T   S/Sgt A/WO1 DCM 1.1.19
48340 Dawkins William   Pte Pte  
48108 Dement William Robert   Pte Pte  
48109 Dobbs Hubert J   Pte Pte  
48110 Duggan William G   Pte Pte  
48233 Edwards Evan W   Pte Pte  
48545 Edwards Evan E   Pte Pte  
48066 Evans Evan Harris   Sgt Sgt MM 17.6.19
48111 Evans William J snr Cpl Cpl  
48114 Evans Thomas   Pte Pte  
48229 Evans J   Pte    
48607 Evans John P   Pte Pte  
48546 Fisher Jesse   Pte Pte  
48115 Foster Robert   Cpl Cpl  
48116 Gardner Wilfred   Pte Pte  
48117 George Idin J   L.Sgt A/Sgt  
48612 Gilbert Herbert   Pte Pte  
48547 Grey W.T./T Gray   Pte Pte  
48118 Griffiths Archibald J   Sgt WO2  
48119 Groves George   Pte Pte  
48620 Haddakin M.J. Haddaitin Martin Pte    
48580 Ham John   Pte Pte  
48616 Hand Joseph   Pte Pte  
48548 Handley Percival H   Pte A/Sgt  
48613 Harbottle Arthur   Pte Pte  
48121 Harper Fred W   Pte Pte  
48120 Harris Walter J   Pte Pte  
48222 Harris William   Pte   MM 11.2.19
48123 Hay Thamas Jonh T J Pte    
48122 Haysum William   Pte    
48551 Hembry E.W. Percy E Pte    
48067 Hill H J   Sgt Sgt  
48124 Hopkins Thomas G   Sgt Sgt

DCM 15.11.18,

MM 16.11.16

48550 House B.B. percy B Pte    
48549 Howell Cyril R   L/Cpl Pte  
48131 Howels Morgan D   Pte A/Cpl  
48581 Hughes Edward J   Pte Pte  
W/T4/037128 Hughes John S   Dvr Dvr  
48595 Irwen George   Pte    
48132 James David   Pte Pte  
48134 James Arthur   Pte Pte  
48135 Jarman Clifford William   Sgt Leiut  
48137 Jenkins Andrew   Pte Pte  
48138 Jenkins Walter   Pte Pte  
48226 Jenkins Evan I   Pte Pte  
48554 Jickells George H   Pte Pte  
48136 John John   Pte Pte  
48141 Jones William G   Pte Cpl  
48142 Jones J   Pte Pte  
48144 Jones Llewellyn   Pte Pte  
48145 Jones Stanley S. P. Pte    
48146 Jones Rowland M   Pte Pte  
48147 Jones William W.E. Pte    
48148 Jones Sidney   Pte Pte  
48149 Jones David J   Pte Pte  
49224 Jones David   Pte Pte  
48225 Jones William   Pte Pte  
48555 Jones Thomas J   Pte Pte  
48582 Jones John   Pte Pte  
48583 Jones Thomas   Pte Pte  
48584 Jones William H   Pte Pte  
48585 Jones William H   Pte Pte  
48586 Jones Thomas J   Cpl Cpl MM 14.5.19
W/T4?037166 Jones Trevor N   Dvr Dvr  
48151 Kendal William J John Pte Pte MM 24.1.19
48150 Kendall Albert   Pte Pte  
48068 King Frank J   Sgt    
48153 Lacey Daniel   Pte    
48156 Lester John H   Pte    
48155 Lewis Llewellyn   Pte    
48587 Lewis Edgar W   S/Sgt S/Sgt  
48154 Lippitt Thomas G   Pte    
48157 Llewellyn Albert Morgan   Pte    
48557 Markhall Reginald H   Cpl A/Sgt  
48158 Martin Thomas Fredrick F.T./F.J. Pte   MM 11.2.19
48159 Matthews William J   Pte Pte  
48160 Maunder William H F   L/Cpl Pte  
48162 Maxworthy Samuel   L/Cpl Pte  
48161 Morgans David   Pte A/Cpl  
W/T4?037199 Moses Herbert   Sgt Sgt  
48163 Nicholas Richard   Pte Pte  
48559 Nicholas Trevor J   L/Cpl Pte MM 16.11.16
48598 Nisbett William   Pte Pte  
48608 Onions john   Pte Pte  
48232 Owen William   Pte Pte  
48164 Pace William   Pte Pte  
48166 Parker John   Pte Pte  
48167 Parker William   Pte Pte  
48168 Pendry F   Pte Pte  
48609 Percival Edward R   Pte Pte  
48563 Phillips Ienan   Pte Pte MM 24.1.19
48588 Phillips Alfred   Pte Pte  
48564 Pinkard Edward   Pte Pte  
48603 Powell L   Pte    
48170 Price William   Pte Pte  
48592 Price Thomas C   Sgt Sgt  
48171 Pritchard Robert J   Pte Pte  
48627 Probert J   Pte   MM 2.11.17
48169 Pryce Thomas   Pte Pte  
48177 Reed Albert W   Pte Pte  
48126 Rees Thomas J   Pte Pte  
48172 Rees David   Pte    
48176 Rees G I   L/Cpl    
48173 Rees Daniel W Pte Pte  
48178 Richards William J   Pte Pte  
48179 Richards Joseph   Pte Pte MM
48180 Richards Timothy   Pte Pte MM 11.2.19
48181 Ridgeway William J W.J Pte Pte MM 16.11.16
48182 Roberts Brun   Pte Pte  
48183 Roberts Hugh   Pte Pte  
48589 Roberts Isaac   Pte Pte  
48615 Roberts John H   Pte Pte  
48635 Roberts Henry   Pte A/Cpl  
48184 Rogers Evan Gibbon   Pte Pte  
48186 Samuel David J   L/Cpl Pte MM 28.9.17
48570 Scott V P   Pte    
48610 Shatwell Harry   Pte Pte  
48235 Slaughter Joseph J   Pte Pte  
48190 Smith William H   Pte Pte  
48191 Strickland Arthur   Pte Pte  
48071 Stroud William   Sgt/MJR WO1  
48128 Sumption Francis B   Sgt Sgt  
48192 Sweeting Ernest   Cpl Sgt MM 28.9.17
48193 Taylor Charles   Pte Pte  
48194 Thomas Thomas George T.G/George Thomas Pte    
48195 Thomas John   Pte    
48196 Thomas William G   L/Cpl   MM 28.9.17
48197 Thomas David A   Pte Pte MM 11.2.19
48198 Thomas Emrys   Pte    
48199 Thomas Arthur John   Pte Pte  
48200 Thomas Henry   Pte Pte  
48202 Thomas John   Pte    
48571 Tranter Percy C   Pte Pte  
48203 Treharne William   Pte    
48074 Trigg Walter     Cpl MM 11.2.19
48573 Waite Bernard John Fredrik   Pte Pte  
48075 Walker James E   Cpl Cpl  
48209 Wall Benjamin H   Pte Pte  
48204 Walters Joseph   Pte Pte  
48606 Walters Phillip C.P. Pte Pte  
48597 Ward Frank R   Pte Pte  
48207 Watkins Fredrick H   Pte Pte  
48208 Watkins William   Pte Pte  
48218 Webber Arthur   Pte Pte  
48219 Welsher Robert   Pte Pte  
48217 West William J   Pte Pte  
48216 White John S   Pte Pte  
48064 Williams Lawrence W   S/Sgt S/Sgt  
48210 Williams John H   Pte Pte  
48211 Williams Sidney S.L. Pte Pte  
48212 Williams Henry   Pte    
48213 Williams Sidney   Pte Pte  
48576 Williams William J   Pte Pte  
48602 Wilson Thomas   Pte Pte  
48619 Yates Fred   Pte Pte  
48221 Young Oliver   Pte Pte MM 2.11.17
W/T4/037149 Jones David   Dvr Dvr  
             
             

 

As very few of the service records appear to have survived for both the R.A.M.C. and A.S.C. men of the 38th (Welsh) Division and only a few men have pension records, I have compiled this list from the medal index cards, looking for men who arrived in France on the 4th December 1915 who appear in the R.A.M.C. regimental number sequence 48XXX. Where other information exists, such as mention in the London Gazette, Official War Diary etc, this has confirmed that my assumptions are correct. Occasionally, the date of arrival in France (date of entitlement for the 15 Star) is incorrectly recorded as the 3rd December (the date the Unit set sail from England) on the medal index cards. Members of the A.S.C. are much more difficult to identify as serving with the Unit. The War Diaries of the three Field Ambulances of the 38th (Welsh) Division show that the 129th Field Ambulance embarked from England on the 1st December 1915 and arrived in France on the 2nd, the 130th (St John) Field Ambulance sailed on the 3rd December and arrived on the 4th and the 131st Field Ambulance along with the 77th Sanitary Section set sail from England on the 4th December but because of bad weather, did not arrive in France until the 6th. Thus, the medal index cards of men in the 129th Field Ambulance should show 2nd December 1915 as the date of entitlement for the 15 Star but may occasionally show the 1st (the date they left England which is also the date they joined the B.E.F.). The medal index cards of men in the 130th (St John) Field Ambulance should have the 4th December for their 15 Star but I have come across numerous occasions when the date is incorrectly recorded as the 3rd (the date they joined the B.E.F. rather than the date they arrived in France. The situation is even more complicated with the 131st Field Ambulance and the 77th Sanitary section where most of the men have the 6th December 1915 for their 15 Star but some have the incorrect date of either the 4th or the 5th December and this some men who served in these two Units may be included in the list above as possibly serving in the 130th (St John) Field Ambulance. Further confusion exists as many men have more than one medal index card. Frequently, the 15 Star appears on one card and the Victory and War Medal on another, sometimes with variations in the spelling of the man's name (Grey/Gray) and thus, where I have been unable to locate a medal index card showing a man's 15 Star when his name and number put him in one of the two alpha-numeric sequences within the 48000 series of men that I know served in the 130th (St John) Field Ambulance, I can not be sure if he sailed to France with the Unit or even ever served in it and thus I have included such men in the 'may have served' group.

If anyone has information that I have incorrectly included a man in this list or know of a man who did serve in the Unit and so should be included, I would be most grateful if they could be in contact with me so that I can correct the nominal roll.