Quartermaster Miles Sanders,
St. John's Ambulance Brigade.
Born at Preston, Lancashire circa February, 1874. A long time member of the St. John's Ambulance Brigade, he served in the Boer War and was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal with bars for Cape Colony and Orange Free State and the St. John's Ambulance Brigade Medal for South Africa. The other medal he is wearing in the photograph is almost certainly the 1911 Coronation Medal.
Following his wedding on the 15 October 1892, the family moved to Padiham where he worked as a weaver and became involved with the Padiham Company of the St. John's Ambulance Brigade where he gained promotion to Secretary Sergeant, Supernumery Officer and finally Superintendant of the Padiham Division. On the 15 July 1921 he was made an Honorary Serving Brother - one of the highest honours of the movement.
On his retirement the family returned to Preston, settling at St. Chad's Road. During World War 2 he served in Preston as a member of the first aid party, thus having served in three wars tending to the wounded.
Miles passed away in May, 1954, survived by his wife, daughter and grand child.
Quartermaster Miles Sanders