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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)

CIVILIAN SURGEON

REGT: ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS

BARS: SOUTH AFRICA 1901, SOUTH AFRICA 1902

REMARKS / HISTORY:

1. ORDER OF ST. SAVA OF SERBIA - COMMANDERS GRADE (3rd CLASS)

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.

Mike

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

http://www.edinburgh-gazette.co.uk/issues/13594/pages/1241

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

http://www.edinburgh-gazette.co.uk/issues/13594/pages/1240

and the london gazzette entry!

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/31890/supplements/5230

cant find any other entry for a sava for him sadly

hope this helps!!!

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