Stephen Lyons
- freelance researcher -

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130th (St John) Field Ambulance

WW1 Commemorative Event


The 130th (St John) Field Ambulance was an unique Royal Army Medical Corps unit in World War 1. The body of the men were all St. John Ambulance trained men working predominantly in the South Wales coalfields. It was the only WW1 unit allowed to use the St John name and to wear St John insignia on the uniform and the St John belt buckle.

My work, as part of the 130th (St John) Field Ambulance Research Group, has involved tracing relatives of around 80 families of the men and officers to discover photographs and diaries or journals and also scouring the internet, newspapers and publications for any relevant information. I also regularly take my static display to WW1 commemorative events, give illustrated talks about the unit and have written several articles for publication.

130th (St John) Field Ambulance Facebook Group