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Current Projects

Welsh Dragons of the Somme: The 130th (St John) Field Ambulance

The 130th (St John) Field Ambulance was unique. It was the only medical unit during the First World War that was permitted to use ‘St John’ in its title and wear the insignia of the Order of St John. The Unit was raised by Mr Herbert Lewis,... Read more

A photograph of Veronica Nisbet Veronica Nisbet, by kind permission of her family.

St John in the First World War

To mark the centenary of the First World War, twelve St John Ambulance Cadets* from the London region have worked in collaboration with Museum staff to produce a digital learning resource and commemorative display as part of a project supported... Read more


The Museum of the Order of St John would like to thank all those who have supported and continue to support its work. In particular, the Museum would like to thank the following for their generosity: