Queens South Africa and Associated medallions – St John Ambulance Brigade.
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (1779 Ord: B. L. Brooksbank. St John Amb: Bde:); together with St John Ambulance Association re-examination medal (90315 Benj. L. Brooksbank) and three small silver S.J.A.B. competition medals, ‘Ambulance Patient, Keighley 1900’, ‘Shipley 1st Prize’, these two with monogram ‘BLB’, and ‘S. & D. F. & T.S. Amb. Comptn. 1902 B. L. Brooksbank’, (Note QSA has a loose copy clasp for display)
Benjamin Lee Brooksbank was born in 1880 in Windmill, Yorkshire.
The QSA medal roll shows he is entitled to the clasp Cape Colony
He appears on the 1911 census, living on Bengal Street, West Bowlin, Bradford, and again on the 1939 census living on Apley Road, Doncaster, a cabinet Maker, Furniture and Shop fitting.
With copied News Paper articles:
Shipley Times 9th February 1901 – “Off to the Front” Listing two volunteers the second being Ben Brooksbank of New Street Windhill, a Cabinet Maker at Messts T Webster & Co., who left for South Africa along with members of the S.J.B.A.
Shipley Times 31st August 1901 – Welcoming back various men including Lance Corporal Ben Brooksbank from Wynberg Hospital, South Africa, where they had beed saving for the last six months
Benjamin Lee Brooksbank of Windmill, Shipley, Yorkshire died on the 8th December 1954
Condition – first with small edge bruise, otherwise very fine