three bars, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Dresser E.J.Blasson, Langman Hospital). Very fine. (1)
Dresser Blasson is confirmed on the roll for the QSA and is also noted as "Died". The other casualty for the war was Private A.W.Eldridge. Blasson lived at 46 Pandora Road, West Hampstead, London.
Mr Langman provided 100 beds, 28 tents and all relevant equipment required to run a field hospital. He wanted the hospital to be as close to the front as possible and did not appoint any nursing sisters. The Langman Hospital sailed from the Royal Albert Docks in the S.S.Oriental on the 28th March 1900. It opened it's doors to patients at Bloemfontein on the 8th April and remained there until 25th July when it left for Pretoria. On the 4th November it was presented to the Government as a gift by Mr Langman. 1,211 patients were admitted where 278 returned to duty, 875 were transferred to other hospitals and 58 died.