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Saint John Ambulance Brigade 1916

The Saint John Ambulance Brigade 1916 (SJAB) saw action in the 1916 Rising transporting many wounded Rebels, Civilians and British Forces to the various hospitals around Dublin. Corps Superintendent Holden Stodart was shot dead whilst proceeding to the aid of a wounded soldier at the rear of Pembroke Road in the afternoon of the 26th of April. Holden Stodart was a native of Dublin, born in Blackrock and left a wife and child, he worked for the Guinness brewery. The Irish Automobile Club provided many cars vans and trucks to the SJAB to transport the many causalities to the various temporary hospitals set up around Dublin. Although the SJAB offered its services to the military at the outbreak of the rebellion all causalities were treated equally.

Superintendent Holden Stodart