Jim Twose RAMC

James Edgar TWOSEAge: 79 years19191998

Name
James Edgar TWOSE
Given names
James Edgar
Surname
TWOSE
Birth 8 February 1919 37 27
Residence 8 February 1919
Note: Noted on birth certificate
Christening 9 March 1919 (Age 29 days)

Residence 9 March 1919 (Age 29 days)
Note: Noted on Baptism Certificate
Portrait
Deal Pier Fancy Dress Carnival
1923 (Age 3 years)

Note: Jim and Gladys on a winning streak.
Portrait
Pierrot
1924 (Age 4 years)

Note: Jim Twose taken in about 1924.
Jim Twose 1924
Jim Twose 1924

Note:
On the reverse this picture has: Hello Granny and Grandad, Here I am again. Sonny Jim

Portrait
Jim, Gladys and Harold C1930
1930 (Age 10 years)

Note: Bridlington Railway Station.
Portrait
St Johns Ambulanceman C.1938
1938 (Age 18 years)

Jim Twose (right)
Jim Twose (right)

Note: St Johns Ambulace Brigade.

Military
Called Up For Military Service
19 October 1939 (Age 20 years)

Note: Enlisted as a Private in the Royal Army Medical Corps
Military
151 CFA, RAMC
19 October 1939 (Age 20 years)

Note: Joined 151st Cavalry Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Reported to Reception Centre, Malton. Conveyed to Newcastle.
Military
Army Number 7359635
25 October 1939 (Age 20 years)

Note: Allotted his Army Number.
Military
Medical
26 March 1940 (Age 21 years)

Note: Assessed as Medically Fit A1.
Military
Grading
4 April 1940 (Age 21 years)

Note: Graded as Nursing Orderly, Group C, Class 3.
Residence 10 October 1940 (Age 21 years)
Note: Address at marriage.
Military
Embarkation
17 February 1941 (Age 22 years)

Note: Embarked in the UK for travel to Middle East. Arrived in Egypt on 22 Feb 1941.
Military
Grading
28 June 1941 (Age 22 years)

Note: Advanced to Nursing Orderly, Group C, Class 2.
Military
Leave
5 August 1941 (Age 22 years)

Note: Granted leave until 9 August 1941.
Military
Leave
30 October 1941 (Age 22 years)

Note: Granted 5 days leave to 3 November 1941
Military
Wounded
21 November 1941 (Age 22 years)

Note: Wounded in action and taken prisoner, probably in Libya by the Italians.
Military
Hospitalisation
1 December 1941 (Age 22 years)

Note: After his brief spell as a prisoner of war he was released and admitted to hospital. This was probably during a British counter offensive, Operation Compass, against the Italians in Western Egypt and Eastern Libya.
Military
Prisoner Of War
18 December 1941 (Age 22 years)

Note: A Letter from the RAMC.

Jim Twose In The Desert
Jim Twose In The Desert

Note: Jim shows off his war wound. Two of these soldiers are Pte. Lambert and Pte. Durham but its' not clear which.

Military
Transfer
24 February 1942 (Age 23 years)

Note: Transferred to No 2 Convalescence Depot.
Military
Hospitalization
14 June 1942 (Age 23 years)

Note: Discharged to Base Depot.
Military
Transferred
19 June 1942 (Age 23 years)

Note: Transferred to 1 Base Transfusion Unit.
Army Blood Transfusion Unit
Army Blood Transfusion Unit

Note:
The characteristic "Vampire" sign outside an Advanced Blood Bank in the Western Desert. Dressing stations and mobile operating theatres draw blood as required. © IWM (E 18700)


Military
Transfer
11 August 1942 (Age 23 years)

Note: Attached to 1st British General Hospital, Kantara, Egypt.
Western Desert
Western Desert

Note: Privates Wright, Smith and Short.

Military
Transfer
23 August 1942 (Age 23 years)

Note: Attached to 2nd British General Hospital at Tahag Camp, Quassassin near Ismalia in Egypt.
Western Desert 1943
Western Desert 1943

Note: Jim Twose is top right. The photo is annotated on the rear with the subsequent fate of those pictured (see image of back).


Military
Transfer
15 February 1943 (Age 24 years)

Note:
Attached to No 3 Field Transfusion Unit (FTU), Alexandria. A F.T.U. was a small unit carrying in general only medical equipment relating to Blood Transfusion and was therefore unable to function except when attached to a larger medical unit. It however possessed its own transport and was able to move quickly from one medical unit to another if required. Usually it worked in close co-operation with a Field Surgical Unit, assisting it in pre-operative treatment and selection of cases. When manned by Army personnel, it consisted of an R.A.MC. officer in command, with a corporal in charge of the transfusion team, and one or two other R.A.M.C. men and a driver for the refrigerator truck.
Jim Twose, Cairo 1943
Jim Twose, Cairo 1943

Note: Left to Right: Pte. Edwards, Pte. McEvoy and Pte. Twose

Military
Transfer
16 February 1943 (Age 24 years)

Note:
Moved from Alexandria. Arrived at Tripoli West on 20 February 1943. The Allies had captured Tripoli on 23 January 1943.
Military
Promotion
23 March 1943 (Age 24 years)

Note: Appointed as Unpaid Lance Corporal.
Military
Promotion
13 April 1943 (Age 24 years)

Note: Promotion ratified to Paid Lance Corporal.
Military
Transfer
June 1943 (Age 24 years)

Note:
An undated entry in his service Record states "SOS MEF on embarking for unknown destination". SOS - Struck Off Strength, MEF - Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. This would have been connected with the invasion of Sicily which started at midnight 9-10 June 1943. The reason for the cryptic entry in his record was that the planned invasion was being kept secret. To distract the Axis, and if possible divert some of their forces to other areas, the Allies had engaged in several deception operations. This was successful and reduced the strength of the German and Italian Forces. The enemy forces had withdrawn from Sicily by 18 August 1943 but Jim's role with the RAMC would have meant a large clear up job dealing with the wounded.
Army Blood Transfusion Unit
Army Blood Transfusion Unit

Note:
A Transfusion Orderly administers an emergency plasma transfusion during heavy fighting. © IWM (NZ 1445)

Military
Leave
19 March 1944 (Age 25 years)

Note: Disembarked in the UK and granted 21 days disembarkation leave.
Military
Posted
9 May 1944 (Age 25 years)

Note:
Posted to Army Blood Supply Depot, Southmead Hospital, Bristol and relinquishes rank of Paid Lance Corporal (ie. now back to Private). In 1938 the Ministry of Defence had established a committee in London to consider how blood transfusion support would be provided to military hospitals in the event of war. This led to the formation of the Army Blood Transfusion Service and the opening of the Army Blood Supply Depot (ABSD), Bristol in 1939, which was the first military transfusion service in the world. Such was the demand at the outbreak of war that the ABSD processed more than 33,000 donations in its first year \endash six times more than the busiest civilian service prior to the war. The ABSD went on to produce all dried products, crystalloids and grouping sera, as well as all the equipment for collecting and administering blood.
Bristol's Army Blood Transfusion Service, Feb 1944
Bristol's Army Blood Transfusion Service, Feb 1944

Note:
A Blood Donation Campaign carried out a few weeks before Jim was posted to Bristol. A busy scene Colston Avenue in Bristol, showing pedestrians and vehicles going about their daily business. The statue of Edmund Burke has been covered in boards publicising the Ministry of Information blood donation campaign. Along with an illustration of a wounded serviceman and the dates of the campaign, the poster includes the words: "Enrol as a blood donor for the Second Front". In the background, the large warehouse buildings of Thos. Reynolds and Sons Ltd, a builders' merchant and iron monger and E Taylor and Sons Ltd, a leather merchant, can be seen. In addition, to the left of the photograph, is the large Bristol and West Building Society. Behind the warehouse buildings, the tower of St Stephen's Church on Corn Street is also clearly visible. Parked beside the statue is a blood transfusion van, which has a map on the rear which illustrates "Where your blood goes". © IWM (D 18549)


Military
Training
11 July 1944 (Age 25 years)

Note: Attended and passed a course of instruction in the duties of a Transfusion Orderly, Group C, Class I.
Military
Training
11 July 1944 (Age 25 years)

Note:
Becomes Advanced Transfusion Orderly, Class I.
Main Laboratory : Army Blood Supply Depot
Main Laboratory : Army Blood Supply Depot

Note:
In the foreground a woman in a green uniform stands at a bench covered with empty bell jars. To the left another woman is pouring blood from one jar to another through a funnel. In the background there are racks of jars, some full, some empty next to two women and a soldier standing at a large metallic bowl attached to a machine. © IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 3521)

Military
Promotion
12 March 1945 (Age 26 years)

Note: Promoted to Corporal (Unpaid).
Army Blood Supply Depot
Army Blood Supply Depot

Note:
Corporal Toye, an ATS medical technician, inspects a bottle of plasma before it is placed in store at the Army Blood Supply Depot at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. All plasma is kept for 3 weeks at room temperature then re-examined by a medical officer before being released. © IWM (H 29535)

Military
Promotion
15 May 1945 (Age 26 years)

Note: Promoted to Corporal (Paid). Effective from 12 March 1945.
Military
Promotion
10 June 1945 (Age 26 years)

Note:
Appointed War Substantive (WS) rank of Corporal. War Substantive (WS) rank means that the holder may revert at the end of war to the previous rank held.
Occupation
Corporal RAMC
3 October 1945 (Age 26 years)

Note: Noted on Christine's birth certificate
Occupation
Motor Mechanic
3 October 1945 (Age 26 years)

Note: Noted on Christine's birth certificate
Residence 3 October 1945 (Age 26 years)
Note: Noted on Christine's birth certificate
Military
Promotion
26 November 1945 (Age 26 years)

Note: Promoted to Acting Paid Sergeant after holding the rank unpaid for 21 days.
Military
Posted
1 January 1946 (Age 26 years)

Note: Posted to Army Transfusion Store Depot, West House, Chilton Polden, Somerset. Relinquishes Acting Sergeant rank and reverts to War Substantive Corporal.
Military
Promotion
15 January 1946 (Age 26 years)

Note: Promoted again to Acting Paid Sergeant
Residence 20 February 1946 (Age 27 years)
Note: Address at Release Medical.
Military
Medical
20 February 1946 (Age 27 years)

Note: Medically examined for the purpose of release. Medical Category B2.
Military
Release
28 February 1946 (Age 27 years)

Note: Struck Off Strength on proceeding for release.
Military
Released From Service
1 March 1946 (Age 27 years)

Note: Transferred to Reserve List.
Military
Award of WW2 Medals
1946 (Age 26 years)

Note: Details of Jim Twose's medals.
Military
Record of Service in RAMC
1946 (Age 26 years)

Portrait
Joan Audrey, Annie, Christine and Jim C1947
1947 (Age 27 years)

Note: Bridlington Beach
Occupation
Newsagent (Retired)
1 July 1998 (on the date of death)

Note: Occupation on death certificate.
Residence 1 July 1998 (on the date of death)
Note: Address at death.
Death 1 July 1998 (Age 79 years)
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Residence
Noted on birth certificate
Residence
Noted on Baptism Certificate
Portrait
Jim and Gladys on a winning streak.
Portrait
Jim Twose taken in about 1924.
Portrait
Bridlington Railway Station.
Military
Enlisted as a Private in the Royal Army Medical Corps
Military
Joined 151st Cavalry Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Reported to Reception Centre, Malton. Conveyed to Newcastle.
Military
Allotted his Army Number.
Military
Assessed as Medically Fit A1.
Military
Graded as Nursing Orderly, Group C, Class 3.
Residence
Address at marriage.
Military
Embarked in the UK for travel to Middle East. Arrived in Egypt on 22 Feb 1941.
Military
Advanced to Nursing Orderly, Group C, Class 2.
Military
Granted leave until 9 August 1941.
Military
Granted 5 days leave to 3 November 1941
Military
Wounded in action and taken prisoner, probably in Libya by the Italians.
Military
After his brief spell as a prisoner of war he was released and admitted to hospital. This was probably during a British counter offensive, Operation Compass, against the Italians in Western Egypt and Eastern Libya.
Military
A Letter from the RAMC.
Military
Transferred to No 2 Convalescence Depot.
Military
Discharged to Base Depot.
Military
Transferred to 1 Base Transfusion Unit.
Military
Attached to 1st British General Hospital, Kantara, Egypt.
Military
Attached to 2nd British General Hospital at Tahag Camp, Quassassin near Ismalia in Egypt.
Military
Attached to No 3 Field Transfusion Unit (FTU), Alexandria. A F.T.U. was a small unit carrying in general only medical equipment relating to Blood Transfusion and was therefore unable to function except when attached to a larger medical unit. It however possessed its own transport and was able to move quickly from one medical unit to another if required. Usually it worked in close co-operation with a Field Surgical Unit, assisting it in pre-operative treatment and selection of cases. When manned by Army personnel, it consisted of an R.A.MC. officer in command, with a corporal in charge of the transfusion team, and one or two other R.A.M.C. men and a driver for the refrigerator truck.
Military
Moved from Alexandria. Arrived at Tripoli West on 20 February 1943. The Allies had captured Tripoli on 23 January 1943.
Military
Appointed as Unpaid Lance Corporal.
Military
Promotion ratified to Paid Lance Corporal.
Military
An undated entry in his service Record states "SOS MEF on embarking for unknown destination". SOS - Struck Off Strength, MEF - Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. This would have been connected with the invasion of Sicily which started at midnight 9-10 June 1943. The reason for the cryptic entry in his record was that the planned invasion was being kept secret. To distract the Axis, and if possible divert some of their forces to other areas, the Allies had engaged in several deception operations. This was successful and reduced the strength of the German and Italian Forces. The enemy forces had withdrawn from Sicily by 18 August 1943 but Jim's role with the RAMC would have meant a large clear up job dealing with the wounded.
Military
Disembarked in the UK and granted 21 days disembarkation leave.
Military
Posted to Army Blood Supply Depot, Southmead Hospital, Bristol and relinquishes rank of Paid Lance Corporal (ie. now back to Private). In 1938 the Ministry of Defence had established a committee in London to consider how blood transfusion support would be provided to military hospitals in the event of war. This led to the formation of the Army Blood Transfusion Service and the opening of the Army Blood Supply Depot (ABSD), Bristol in 1939, which was the first military transfusion service in the world. Such was the demand at the outbreak of war that the ABSD processed more than 33,000 donations in its first year \endash six times more than the busiest civilian service prior to the war. The ABSD went on to produce all dried products, crystalloids and grouping sera, as well as all the equipment for collecting and administering blood.
Military
Attended and passed a course of instruction in the duties of a Transfusion Orderly, Group C, Class I.
Military
Becomes Advanced Transfusion Orderly, Class I.
Military
Promoted to Corporal (Unpaid).
Military
Promoted to Corporal (Paid). Effective from 12 March 1945.
Military
Appointed War Substantive (WS) rank of Corporal. War Substantive (WS) rank means that the holder may revert at the end of war to the previous rank held.
Occupation
Noted on Christine's birth certificate
Occupation
Noted on Christine's birth certificate
Residence
Noted on Christine's birth certificate
Military
Promoted to Acting Paid Sergeant after holding the rank unpaid for 21 days.
Military
Posted to Army Transfusion Store Depot, West House, Chilton Polden, Somerset. Relinquishes Acting Sergeant rank and reverts to War Substantive Corporal.
Military
Promoted again to Acting Paid Sergeant
Residence
Address at Release Medical.
Military
Medically examined for the purpose of release. Medical Category B2.
Military
Struck Off Strength on proceeding for release.
Military
Transferred to Reserve List.
Military
Details of Jim Twose's medals.
Portrait
Bridlington Beach
Occupation
Occupation on death certificate.
Residence
Address at death.
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On the reverse this picture has: Hello Granny and Grandad, Here I am again. Sonny Jim
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Note: St Johns Ambulace Brigade.
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Note: Jim shows off his war wound. Two of these soldiers are Pte. Lambert and Pte. Durham but its' not clear which.
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The characteristic "Vampire" sign outside an Advanced Blood Bank in the Western Desert. Dressing stations and mobile operating theatres draw blood as required. © IWM (E 18700)
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Note: Privates Wright, Smith and Short.
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Note: Jim Twose is top right. The photo is annotated on the rear with the subsequent fate of those pictured (see image of back).
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Note: Left to Right: Pte. Edwards, Pte. McEvoy and Pte. Twose
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A Transfusion Orderly administers an emergency plasma transfusion during heavy fighting. © IWM (NZ 1445)
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A Blood Donation Campaign carried out a few weeks before Jim was posted to Bristol. A busy scene Colston Avenue in Bristol, showing pedestrians and vehicles going about their daily business. The statue of Edmund Burke has been covered in boards publicising the Ministry of Information blood donation campaign. Along with an illustration of a wounded serviceman and the dates of the campaign, the poster includes the words: "Enrol as a blood donor for the Second Front". In the background, the large warehouse buildings of Thos. Reynolds and Sons Ltd, a builders' merchant and iron monger and E Taylor and Sons Ltd, a leather merchant, can be seen. In addition, to the left of the photograph, is the large Bristol and West Building Society. Behind the warehouse buildings, the tower of St Stephen's Church on Corn Street is also clearly visible. Parked beside the statue is a blood transfusion van, which has a map on the rear which illustrates "Where your blood goes". © IWM (D 18549)
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In the foreground a woman in a green uniform stands at a bench covered with empty bell jars. To the left another woman is pouring blood from one jar to another through a funnel. In the background there are racks of jars, some full, some empty next to two women and a soldier standing at a large metallic bowl attached to a machine. © IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 3521)
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Corporal Toye, an ATS medical technician, inspects a bottle of plasma before it is placed in store at the Army Blood Supply Depot at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. All plasma is kept for 3 weeks at room temperature then re-examined by a medical officer before being released. © IWM (H 29535)
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