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hello

looking for any information regarding george page

who worked at st johns v.a.d  hospital hastngs

what did he do on the railway,family,etc

thanks

trevor

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Hi Trevor,

 

21 minutes ago, weshallremember said:

yes the bars are hallmarked

 

That's interesting. Each of the bars seems to have the Birmingham mark, and date stamp which co-responds to the year show on the front. The 1916 one appears to have been made by W.M. Dowler & Sons; the 1917 one possibly by Vaughton & Sons. The 1918 one - I can't quite make out the makers mark. Rhetorical question - I wonder why there isn't a bar for 1915?

 

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Chris

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Hi,

 

I don't think that the medallion/'bars' being made and assayed in Birmingham can tell us one way or another about where he lived and worked. I think that the key is linking the 185110 number to some St John Ambulance (or other) records. Do they have an archives section? Are the service details in post #1 linked by the number?

 

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Chris

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Hi,

 

I don't know, but hopefully someone else will...are people that volunteered/served with the St John Ambulance included in the database of those that volunteered/served with the Red Cross?

 

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Chris

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Chris,

   At the end of the war the Red Cross didn't actually know what their members had done. They therefore sent out questionaires to all members {including S.J.A.B.}. This resulted in the cards included in the BRC website. This all depended on members telling the Red Cross what they had done. Some members didn't reply because their address had changed, some had died, and some perhaps didn't want to reply. Although probably not relevant here, Scottish members do not seem to survived, apart from those who served abroad, or in an English/Irish/Welsh unit, although there are a few exceptions.

 

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Alf McM

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St John Ambulance has its own archives if I recall correctly.

 

 

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Thanks Alf McM,

 

That's interesting. I didn't know that. On that basis, it sounds like we can't 100% rule out that the service details don't relate to the medallion. I guess that the way for Trevor to go is to track down the archives that seaJane thinks exists, to see if they can help.

 

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Chris

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Trevor,

  I think that George Page mentioned on the Red Cross record card is George Page mentioned in the FMP newspaper article. However, he doesn't appear to be the person mentioned on the medal.

 

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Alf McM

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as a last resort i have contacted the paper that issued the obituary

to see if any relatives know if mr page had a middle name.

as with army records and census details some times middle names are not listed

trevor 

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Trevor,

  It was common at the time for the mother's maiden surname to be used as a middle name, even if it didn't appear on a child's birth certificate.

 

Regards,

 

Alf McM

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