An Order of St.John group of five to Captain A.D.Brunwin, Royal Army Medical Corps, late Florence Fiennes Hospital,
Lot 166
An Order of St.John group of five to Captain A.D.Brunwin, Royal Army Medical Corps, late Florence Fiennes Hospital,
Sold for £1,104 (US$ 1,731) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Order of St.John group of five to Captain A.D.Brunwin, Royal Army Medical Corps, late Florence Fiennes Hospital,
Order of St.John, Officer's breast badge, in silver; 1914 star with Mons bar (A.D.Brunwin. F.Fiennes Hosp:); British War and Victory Medal (Capt.A.D.Brunwin.); Life Saving Medal of the Order of St.John, 2nd type, bronze issue, engraved (Presented to Capt Alan Deed Brunwin 1918). Very fine or better. (5)

Footnotes

  • O.St.John 12.6.1926.

    Life Saving Medal for the Order of St.John: In recognition of gallantry, devotion to duty and saving life on the occasion of air raids on the St.John Ambulance Brigade Hospital at Etaples.

    On the night of 19 May hostile aircraft dropped a few bombs on the hospital, doing a certain amount of damage. During a second isit on the night of 31 May they made a determined attack on the buildings with bombs and machine guns with the result that one Sister, eleven patients and four l=orderlies were killed and many were wounded. The material damge was considerable: one medical hut was completely demolished and a number of others reduced to ruins, other huts had the backs blown off and all glass in the Operating and Surgical Theatres was smashed. The hospital was so severely damaged that it was disassembled and removed to a safer area at Trouville.

    Dr Alan Deed Brunwin was born on the 25th January 1879 he was educated at Trinity College Cambridge, M.A. in 1903, B.Ch. in 1906 and M.D. in 1909. He received his medical and surgical training at St.Thomas's Hospital. In 1910 he took the D.P.H. at Aberdeen. His appointments were resident medical officer of the Denbighshire Infirmary, and then Government medical officer in Fiji. From experience in this island he contributed two papers to the Journal of Tropical Medicine "Observations on Santonin Treatment of Dysentry", and "Some Aspects of Filariasis in Fiji". After a period as assistant medical officer of the Westmoreland sanitorium at Meathop he joined, in 1913, the medical staff of the Lancashire County Council as consultant tuberculosis officer. His appointment for several years was joint with Blackpool Corporation. From November 1914 until February 1919, he held a temporary commission in the RAMC, and was heart specialist on the staff of the hospital at Etaples in France, provided and organised by the Order of St.John of Jerusalem, and of which Colonel C.J.Trimble was in command. In 1921 in the Practitoner he had published an article on "Electrcardiography on Active Service". On his return from war service he took control of one of the five large dispensary areas in Lancashire containing a population of 267,000, and an acreage of 303,000, with a pulmonary hospital at Lancaster and dispensaries at Lancaster, Preston and Chorley. He carried out work with Dr Logan Stewart into the treatment of tuberculosis. He died on the 21st June 1934, aged 55.

    There were only 13 Bronze Lifesaving medals awarded.
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