The Order of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, Hospitalers had nearly independent branches of the order in several countries. By the time of the Great War, the Order bestowed awards for outstanding humanitarian aid or hospital work. Most of the medals below were issued in Great Britain.
Edward Ainislie BRATHWAITHE M.D United Services College 1878-79
Colonel Sir Marmaduke Nevill Patrick Somervil COGHILL Bt DL, Haileybury Trevelyan 1910.1 - 1915.1
He was born 18 March 1896. Son of Sir E B Coghill , Bt. (Trevelyan 1865.2). Junior School 1909. Suceeded his father 1921. RHA & RFA 1915-1926. Capt BEF France 1915-1918. Special Service Off , Turkey & Mespot 1919-1925. 86th (Herts Yeo) Field Bde, RA (TA) Lt Col 1939. Intell Staff ME (Col) 1941-1945. Mention in Despatches. DL. TD. Istighal (Jordan) Class II Order of St John. Col Arab Legion, Jordan 1952-1956. Director J Gripper, Son & Wightman Ltd, Maltsters, Hertford 1926-1947. Died at Lydney, Glos, 6 Jan 1981.
Major Richard DEEDES GC, CStJ Haileybury Melvill 1909.3 - 1913.1
Born 7 January 1896. Son of W Deedes (Thomason 1870.3). Lloyds Bank 1913-1914. Artists Rifles 1915. Comm 1915. Reg Comm KSLI 1916. France 3 years. Mention in Despatches. Aden 1919. India 1920-1923. Iraq 1923-1928. India 1929. Awarded EGM 1934 subsequently changed to GC 1941. retired 1935. Re-employed Major 1940 BEF. Mention in Despatches. Home Service 1940-1946. Dep Commander St John's Ambulance Brigade (Salop) 1951.Awarded Commander of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. Commander 1956. Died at Shrewsbury, 28 August 1975.
Colonel Edward GIBBON OBE Haileybury Colvin 1894.3 - 1900.2
He was born 20 December 1881. Son of E A Gibbon, Ireland. Trinity College, Dublin MB, BCh 1906. RAMC 1906. Great War: OBE. Mention in Despatches. Lt Coll 1930. Col 1934. Retired 1938. Recalled 1939-1945. N Ireland. Officer of Saint John of Jerusalem 1940. Died at Trillick, Co Tyrone, NI. 17 February 1960.
Jocelyn William Henry GODEFROI MVO Haileybury, Edmonstone 1893.3-1898.2
He was born 2 August 1880. Son of L Godefroi, London. Exh 1898. Trinity College, Oxford, BA 1901.Res Clerk Lord Chamberlain's Office 1904. Hon Serving Brother, Order of St. John of Jerusalem 1904. Artists Rifles 1916. Lt RAOC 1916-1918. On Staff of Lord Chamberlain's Office, HM Household. MVO 1928. Retired 1946. Died at Painswick , Glos, 30 March 1969.
Major General Desmond Spencer GORDON CB CBE DSO JP DL. Haileybury Lawrence 1925.3 - 1930.2
He was born 25 December 1911. Son of H E Gordon. CSM 1930. RMC 1930. Green Howards 1932. 8th Army. NW Europe. DSO 1943. CBE 1952. Major General 1959. CB 1961. Col Green Howards 1965. Retired 1973. Deputy Commander in Chief St John Ambulance Brigade 1972. Knight of St John of Jerusalem 1973. Commander in Chief St John's Ambulance Brigade 1973 - 1978. JP 1968. DL Hampshire 1981. Died 4 November 1997.
Colonel Ian David Brearley MENNELL OBE Haileybury Lawrence 1942.3 - 1946.3
He was born 22 February 1929. Son of H H Mennell, London. RMA 1948-1949. Milocarian Athlete 1948-1949. Lt The Welch Regt. Korea 1951-1952. Major Aden 1967. CO The R Regt of Wales 1970. Osnabruck, N Ireland. COS Abu Dhabi. Def Force 1973. Dep Bde Comd 3 Inf Bde, N Ireland 1975-1976. Col. Retired 1984. Order of St. John. OBE.
Sir Francis D'Arcy Godolphin OSBORNE KCMG (12th Duke of Leeds) Haileybury, Hailey 1898.3 - 1903.1
He was born 16 September 1884. Son of S Godolphin Osborne. Attache Diplomatic Service 1908. Rome 1909. Washington 1913. The Hague 1918. First Sec 1919. FO 1920. Cllr 1928. Lisbon 1928. Rome 1930. CMG 1930. Minister 1931. Washington 1931. HM Minister Plenipotentiary to Holy See 1935. KCMG 1943. Retired 1947. Knight of St. John 1949. Died in Rome, Italy, 20 March 1964.
Colonel John Thomas Woolrych PEROWNE VD TD Haileybury Lawrence 1877.2 - 1882.2
He was born 1 June 1863. Son of Dean of Peterborough afterwards Bishop of Worc. CCC, Cambridge Schol 1883. BA 1885. MA 1889. Dir T B Brown Ltd. Capt CURV. Major 1st VB Northants Regt.Raised & comd first territorial battery in Peterborough. Lt Col (ret) RFA (TF). Served 1914-1917 India & Flanders. Intell Branch WO 1917-1918. Spec Miss to USA 1918. Temp Clerk FO & act King's Messenger 1919-1921. Hon Col 51st London AA Bde RA TA 1929-1931. VD 1903. TD 1930. HG 1940-1942. Knight of Justice & Reg. Order of St John of Jerusalem 1926 - 1933. Hospitaller 1933-1946. Member Exec Cttee British Red Cross Society & Order of St. John War Organization. Chmn Joint Council Finance Cttee 1928-1945. Vice Chmn Samaritan Hops for Women. Contested unsuccessfully, as Unionist, S Molton Div of Devon, January and December 1910. IOW 1922. Gold Staff Officer at Coronation 1937. Author "Russian Hosts & English Guests in Cent Asia" 1898. Died in London 27 April 1954.
Knight of Justice.
John Heaton RHODES Haileybury Trevelyan 1902.3 - 1906.2
He was born 20 September 1888. Son of G H Rhodes, New Zealand. Ch Ch, Oxford 1907. MA 1916. Barrister 1911, Barrister and Solicitor , Supreme Court, New Zealand, 1913. Partner Rhodes, Godby & Fraser, Christchurch. Lt RASC 1915-1919. Salonika. Chmn Christchurch Press Co, of Karapol Woollen Manf Co Ltd & other companies, also of Canterbury & W Coast Centre .Knight of Justice of Order of St John of Jerusalem. Died in New Zealand, 3 August 1960.
Dr. Arthur Maitland WARE Haileybury Trevelyan 1887.3 - 1892.2
He was born 11 March 1874. Son of M Ware. Pemb College, Cambridge. Hockey Half Blue.St Bart's Hospital. HP etc. BA 1895. MA 1898. MRCS LRCP 1898.MB BCh 1899. MD 1903 Cambridge University.Surg Capt Inns of Court VRC. Retired 1938. Served with the British Expeditionary Force in 1914 with the Red Cross. Awarded Knight of Justice of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. Died 5 January 1953.
Edmund Ralph WEAVER - ADAMS Haileybury Melville 1909.1 - 1913.2
He was born 10 January 1895. Son of Dr E Weaver-Adams, Slough. Junior School 1908. Caius College, Cambridge, BA. RE 1914-1916. Lt RE 1916-1919. Mention in Despatches. St Thomas's Hospital. MB BCh University Cambridge. MRCS, LRCP 1924. Bucks XI 1923. Commander Order of St. John of Jerusalem 1954. Div Surg 1926, Corps Surg 1931. County Surg (Bucks) 1938. St John's Ambulance Brigade. Retired 1958. Died 13 August 1965.