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Re: Boer war - Oldham St John Ambulance
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2008, 05:04:55 AM »
although i have found a list of oldham men serving in the ambulance section in Roberts 'volunteer battalions  of ashton'

i'll ask before i post it ;D

Hello Harribobs,

I would be interested to see this list, if and when you can post it. ;D

Wombat
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Re: Boer war - Oldham St John Ambulance
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2008, 10:14:18 PM »
from "The Volunteer Battalions of Ashton under Lyne"

“It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply
  to serve as a warning to others."

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Re: Boer war - Oldham St John Ambulance
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2008, 10:35:13 PM »
Gosh you have some fabulous momentoes.
tis

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Re: Boer war - Oldham St John Ambulance
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2008, 10:36:37 PM »
Gosh you have some fabulous momentoes.
tis

this is from Robert's Book  ( with his permission i must add ;D )
“It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply
  to serve as a warning to others."

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Re: Boer war - Oldham St John Ambulance
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2008, 10:38:35 PM »
Which book is this from please. I just got a couple. I am now the proud owner of a Cotton Town Comrades. I can't believe it!
tis

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Re: Boer war - Oldham St John Ambulance
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2008, 08:14:48 AM »
Sorry for the late reponse but I have had a problems viewing this web site for some reason. For the last 4 days it has been coming up with web site not found and I tried from 2 different computers. Anybody got any clues why?

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As you can appreciate, trying to track this sort of information in the UK, from Tasmania, can be a bit of a problem.  But if these two can be shown to be the ONE man, S. J. LEES, and I am very certain they are, there is a nice little story to go with him.

(I hope all this has interested you Iain).

It is of intrest and thank you for the information on these men. During my search and copying of information about the 6VB I ahve copied a few letters published in the Oldham Chronicle from the St John Ambulance men. Specifically letters from W Birchall, Sgt A Johnson and Sgt H Jackson. If you have not already got these and want a copy please PM your email address.
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Researching Oldham Volunteers from 1798 to 1908 including 6th Volunteer Battalion Manchester Regiment

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Re: Boer war - Oldham St John Ambulance
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2008, 08:57:44 AM »
Which book is this from please. I just got a couple. I am now the proud owner of a Cotton Town Comrades. I can't believe it!
tis
well done on getting bill's book, simon was after a copy as well

Roberts book 'Volunteer Infantry of Ashton under Lyne'

http://www.tameside.gov.uk/webapps/shopping/moreinfo.php3?377



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Re: Boer war - Oldham St John Ambulance
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2008, 07:22:58 PM »
I think there is some confusion here.

The list that Harribobs has copied has nothing to do with Oldham.

It is a list of men from the 3rd VB at Ashton that served in the St. Johns Ambulance in the Boer War, not Oldham.

Also the book I want is Amateur Soldiers NOT Cotton Town Comrades.

regards

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Re: Boer war - Oldham St John Ambulance
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2008, 11:03:55 PM »
Hi sphinx sorry I mixed up there. harribob had asked me a while ago as I'm from and in Oldham if I had Cotton Town Comrades. I didn't have it then. I just picked it up at the Museum a couple of weeks ago. I too want the Amatuer Soldiers. Unavailable and out of print (has its own link). I was asking about the excerpt from Capt Roberts book.
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Re: Boer war - Oldham St John Ambulance
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2008, 05:27:04 AM »
I think there is some confusion here.

The list that Harribobs has copied has nothing to do with Oldham.

It is a list of men from the 3rd VB at Ashton that served in the St. Johns Ambulance in the Boer War, not Oldham.

Also the book I want is Amateur Soldiers NOT Cotton Town Comrades.

regards

No confusion here, I realise the list is Ashton. I may specialise in Oldham St. John, but I also have an interest in St. John Corps in Lancashire.

I didn't know that St. John sent volunteers from Ashton to the Boer War, hence my interest in Harribobs posting of this list.

If anyone has any further information on these Ashton St. John chaps I would be only too glad to hear from them.

Wombat,
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Re: Boer war - Oldham St John Ambulance
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2008, 02:07:46 AM »
I have just come across the following information and wondered if anyone could help.
One of these men had his medal presented by the King (EDVII) 1902. The question is: Which one? 
1186  Ord.  John (I?)  Jackson.
1187  Ord.  James  Jackson.

These two men are possibly brothers, both have the same occupation (Grinder), and address (415 Featherstall Road).  Both are recorded as having served at No. 1 GH. Wynberg. Cape Colony. S. Africa.

Has anyone any ideas?

Wombat,
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Re: Boer war - Oldham St John Ambulance
« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2008, 10:18:58 AM »
I've just come across the following three men from the Oldham Corps of the St Johns Ambulance who died and are buried in SA:

Pretoria.  Church Street Cemetery.
1470 Pte Richard Massey.  Died 2 December 1900.  Grave number 448.

Standerton. Names on central memorial.
1538 Pte William Taylor.  Died of disease 15 May 1901.
1883 Pte William Cox.  Died of disease 23 May 1901.
Robert