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St. Sava to a British Doctor......

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Good Evening Everyone......

I have been reading the threads about the Order of St, Sava in a nother section of this forum and I thought that I would insert this item from my collection......

SYMES, W. J. (William Johnston)






2. Entitled to British War Medal and Inter-Allied Victory Medal (Capt. W. J. Symes)

3. From BMF: Are you sure the name is correct? There is a William Johnston Symes in the 1933 Medical Directory who received his MB and BS at Durham in 1900 and who served as a Civil Surgeon with the South African Field Force during thE Boer War. He is also Listed as Medical Officer, Angas Convalescent Home, Cudham; Hon. Visiting Surgeon, Chesterfield and N. E. Derbyshire Hospital; and Temp. Captain, RAMC. According to The Times he was the husband of Amy Doris, 2nd Daughter of Sir James B. Ball. He died on 2 MarCH 1948. I can find no indication that either William James Symes or William Johnston Symes received the ORDER of St Sava. Regards. Gunner 1

4. From BMF: Dick, It's William Johnston Symes all right, the award was granted 5th class on the 7th of May 1920, he was an T/Captain at the time. Kevin

I wonder how many of the Order of St. Sava were issued to the British Forces.


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  • 2 weeks later...

hi mike!nice group!not sure if you have it already but heres his edinburgh gazette entry for the sava order!


and the page before that where it annouces that its a order of sava fifth class!


and the london gazzette entry!


cant find any other entry for a sava for him sadly

hope this helps!!!

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