Long Service Medals from the Collection formed by John Tamplin

Date of Auction: 4th December 2008

Sold for £2,200

Estimate: £600 - £800

Five: Acting 2nd Sick Berth Steward H. Wildman, Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve and St. John Ambulance Brigade

Order of St. John, Serving Brother, silver and enamel; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Natal (1041 Ordly., S. John Amb. Bde.); Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue, with Second Award Clasp (273 Act. 2nd S.B.S., R.N.A.S.B.R.); St. John Service Medal, 4 silver bars (1557 Cpl., Foulbridge Div. No. 4 Dist. 1919); St. John Ambulance Brigade Medal for South Africa 1899-1902 (1041 Pte., Foulridge (sic) Div.) mounted court style for wear, contact marks, nearly very fine and better (5) £600-800

Footnote

Herbert Wildman was a long serving member of both the Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve and the St. John Ambulance Brigade. He came from Foulbridge, Cumberland. He served in the Boer War as an Orderly/Private in the St. John Ambulance Brigade. Serving in the R.N.A.S.B.R. he was awarded the Long Service Medal on 15 October 1920 and was awarded the clasp on 25 September 1925. In 1919 he gained the St. John Service Medal and in 1931 he was appointed a Serving Brother in the Order of St. John (London Gazette 23 June 1931). Sold with copied research.