The second part of an amazing record of service. Overview of decorations and bravery awards
Category: MEDICS WW1
The Medical Faculty at Queens was a major focus of service in the war. Graduates served as medical officers in the Royal Navy and in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Some had already extensive military experience in India and in the S African war, like Brigadier John Sinton who was awarded the Victoria Cross.
The War Memorial. The origin, duties and customs of the Queen’s University Belfast Services Club. The foundation of the University Officers Training Corps. The Book of Remembrance
Serving with army medics he solved a major dispute about the death of the famous and deadliest German fighter pilot, Manfred von Richthofen.
He played rugby for Coleraine Inst, Trinity and Ireland, served in India, and in WW1 in Gallipoli, Egypt, France and Belgium.
WW1 Nurses war memorial relocated in Belfast Cathedral from Dublin garrison church, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, The nurses of the UVF
John Alexander Sinton was the first Queen’s College graduate, and the first North Irish medic, to be awarded the Victoria Cross. He later served as Pro-Chancellor of the University and Honorary Colonel of the University’s Officers’ Training Corps.