Life After The 130th

Life After the 130th.

At the end of November 1919 a reunion dinner was held in the Assembly Room of the City Hall in Cardiff which was attended by more than 200 past members of the 130th (St John) Field Ambulance.

Reunion dinner menu card 1919
Reunion dinner menu 1919
Reunion dinner 1919 Cardiff

The first reunion dinner of the 130th (St John) Field Ambulance, by kind permission of The Hospitaller’s Club of Wales. These annual reunions continued until 1965 then the final meeting was held in Cardiff on 3rd July that year. Major Andrew Woodroffe Anderson, the then senior surfing member of the Unit was unable to attend this last meeting due to ill health and Major Louis Cohen presided in his absence.

Christmas card from Lt Col Davies
Inside of the Christmas card sent by Lt Col Davies to all the men of the old 130th (St John) Field Ambulance in 1919

A Christmas card that Lt Col Davies appears to have sent to all the men who served in the 130th (St John) Field Ambulance, by very kind permission of Eleanor, Granddaughter of 48192 Sgt Ernest Sweeting M.M.

The Order of St John – Priory for Wales subsequently approved and issued a Certificate of thanks to all them members of St John Ambulance who served in the 130th (St John) Field Ambulance.

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