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  • Short Summary

    Parade of men and women of the St. John's Ambulance Brigade.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "St. John's Parade - for inspection by the Commissioner Sir John Lumsden, K.B.E. in Morrion Square."

    Morrion Square (?), London or Dublin.

    Sir John Lumsden inspects ranks of men and women of the St. John's Ambulance Brigade.

    He shakes hands with one of the St. John's nurses.

    He walks along a rank of nurses and shakes hands with one or two.

    The parade marches past the camera. Most of the men are wearing uniforms, one or two are in civvies. The nurses now march past as Sir John salutes.

    A man in a frock coat presents a small trophy to a St. John's ambulance man. He then presents a plaque to another man.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    659.16
    Media URN:
    4697
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1932
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:06:00 / 01:18:22:00
    Canister:
    32/60

Comments (1)

  1. P.J.Allen says

    I can confirm the location as shown in the video is Merrion Square, Dublin (and not Morrion Square). The St. John Ambulance Brigade in Ireland was founded in 1903 by Dr. John Lumsden (later K.B.E. ). The organisation became part of society and grew from to strength to strength. The Brigade became the most prominent first aid organisation in the country, as little or no services existed across Ireland. It was during the war they established the Irish War Hospital Supply Depot (later headquarters) on the square and remained here for almost 40 years. It was used for annual review, inspections and first aid competition training.

    Padraig Allen - Archivist St. John Ambulance Ireland

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