A Special Medical Menage
Staff Sergeant Sidney A Haddock RAMC, Special Constabulary & St.John
1939-45 Star. Africa Star. Italy Star. France & Germany Star. Defence Medal. 1939-45 War Medal. Efficiency Medal 'Territorial' & bar. Special Constabulary Long Service Medal.
Service Medal of the Order of St. John & 2 bars.
The Man During the 1920s unemployment was high in the United Kingdom and volunteering for service was considered a tangible way of helping ones country. Sidney Haddock clearly fitted this category of man as he was a Special Constable during the 1920s and, awarded their Long Service Medal. At around the same time he was also a member of No 1 Division St. John Ambulance (City of London) and awarded their Service Medal in 1941 gaining an additional two bars. Sidney also enlisted into the Territorial Army, Royal Army Medical Corps service number 7342710 during the 1920s and following the outbreak of World War 2 was called up, serving in Africa, Italy, France and Germany. He was awarded the Efficiency Medal ‘Territorial’ and an additional bar. He lived at 134 Grasmere Avenue, Preston Road, Wembley, Middlesex.
The Story The group of medals awarded to Sydney A Haddock were acquired on E-Bay on 27th November 2011 and were coveted due to the treble long service awards of the Efficiency Medal with clasp, Special Constabulary Medal and the St John Service Medal, an unusual combination. Interesting and despite Sydney's unusual surname, there are a number of people on Ancestry.UK with the same name, thus research has proved difficult at this time.
This group of medals is one I have only been able to find a minimal amount of detail on. They are in effect 'work in progress' as one day something additional may well be uncovered. Please feel free to contact me should you know of, or have any information on this man.
- 1939-45 Star: 7342710. S/SGT. S.A.HADDOCK. R.A.M.C.
- Africa Star: 7342710. S/SGT. S.A.HADDOCK. R.A.M.C.
- Italy Star: 7342710. S/SGT. S.A.HADDOCK. R.A.M.C.
- France & Germany Star: 7342710. S/SGT. S.A.HADDOCK. R.A.M.C.
- Defence Medal: 7342710. S/SGT. S.A.HADDOCK. R.A.M.C.
- War Medal 1939-45: 7342710. S/SGT. S.A.HADDOCK. R.A.M.C.
- Efficiency Medal: 7342710 SJT. S.A.HADDOCK. R.A.M.C.
- Special Constabulary Long Service Medal: SYDNEY HADDOCK
- Service Medal or the Order of St John: 23703 PTE. S.A.HADDOCK No 1 DIS.SJAB 1941
This page last updated 21 Feb 16