Orders, Decorations and Medals (21 September 2007)

Date of Auction: 21st September 2007

Sold for £950

Estimate: £300 - £350

A good Order of St. John group of five awarded to Corps Officer T. Lamb, St. John Ambulance Brigade, late East Riding of Yorkshire Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers

The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Serving Brother’s breast badge, silver and black enamel type; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (6 Ordly. T. Lamb, St. John Amb. Bde.); St. John Medal for South Africa 1899-1902, bronze (6 Pte. T. Lamb, Hull Corps); Volunteer Force Long Service, E.VII.R.(5749 Sjt. T. Lamb, 2/E.R. of Y. R.G.A.V.); St. John Service Medal, with four Bars, one of them of the ‘5 Years Service’ variety (2394 Supt. T. Lamb, H. & B. Rly. (Springhead Loco.) Div., No. 6 Dist., 1921), the second with officially corrected unit, the third with crudely repaired suspension, the first and last very fine or better, the remainder with edge bruising and polished, fine or better (5) £300-350


Thomas Lamb joined the Hull Springhead Locomotive Division of the St. John Ambulance Brigade in September 1897, served in the Hull Corps in the Boer War and was promoted to Superintendent in May 1908. In the interim, he also served in the East Riding of Yorkshire Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers as a Sergeant Instructor of Stretcher-Bearers. Lamb was admitted to the Order of St. John as a Serving Brother in April 1918 and finally retired in the rank of Corps Officer in 1946. He died in August 1953.