Sir John Furley CH KStJ

Died aged 83

Sir John Furley, CH, CB (19 March 1836 in Ashford, Kent – 27 September 1919 in Oxford) was an English humanitarian who worked to improve medical care both in wartime and at home. He was an active member of the Red Cross from its foundation, and one of the founders of St John Ambulance Association, set up to promote first aid training. He travelled to Paris and South Africa to bring humanitarian supplies, and also produced various inventions to help the wounded, including some types of stretcher. He received a knighthood and Order of the Companions of Honour for his charitable works.

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Sir John Furley C.H., K.St.J Philanthropist A founder of St, John Ambulance and British Red Cross Society was born and lived here 1836-1919

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