"We fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, sleep to wake". "Until the day dawn".
Heddon village notes
A RARE medal was auctioned in Tyneside on Wednesday and is behind the story of a medical officer from Heddon. A Tulloch Medal was awarded by the Royal Army Medical College as a prize for pathology and only one other example has come up for sale.
The medal was presented to Lt. Dr Forbes Tulloch who served as a civil surgeon from 1902-03 with the South African Field Force and who was the son of John Tulloch who was the deputy surgeon general on the army medical staff.
Following these years in 1905 Lt. Dr Forbes Tulloch joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and in 1905 he was sent to Uganda as part of a team investigating the cause of sleeping sickness who unfortunately died of the disease in 1906 after returning to England. While he was travelling back to England his father also died.