"Major Henry Joseph Francis Audus was born on 1 June 1860, the son of Francis Audus of London. He enlisted into the Army Hospital Corps in 1878, and served in South Africa during the Zulu War. He was promoted to Corporal in 1882, during his service in Egypt, and was promoted to 1st Class Sergeant in the 1890s. He served between 1896 and 1900 in Malta, and his daughter Daisy Kathleen Audus was born on 28 December 1899, at Cottonera, Malta. He was commissioned as Quartermaster and Lieutenant on 3 February 1900, and was promoted to Q.M. and Captain on 3 February 1910."
"Serving with the R.A.M.C. as part of the ‘Old Contemptibles’ in 1914, he would later be mentioned in despatches and awarded the O.B.E. (in 1918) for his work in France. He was promoted to Q.M. and Major on 3 February 1915, and retired to half pay on 1 September 1919. He died at Bromley, Kent, on 31 January 1937, aged 76."[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
The O.B.E. and Long Service Group of 9 awarded to Quartermaster and Major Henry Joseph Francis Audus, Royal Army Medical Corps, late Army Hospital Corps, awarded the O.B.E. specifically for his work with the British Expeditionary Force in France, comprising:
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Military Division, Officer’s (O.B.E.) breast badge, in silver-gilt, bearing hallmarks for London dated 1918;
South Africa, 1877-1879, no clasp (3795. Pte H. J. Audus. A.H.C.);
Egypt and Sudan, 1882-1889, date reverse, 3 clasps, El-Teb_Tamaai, Suakin 1884, Tel-El-Kebir (3795 2nd Cpl H. Audus. A.H.C.), naming somewhat worn in parts;
1914 Star (Hon: Capt: & Q.M. H.J.F. Audus. R.A.M.C.);
British War and Victory Medals, 1914-1919, the latter with bronze M.i.D. bronze spray of oak leaves (Q.M. &. Major. H. J. F. Audus.);
Army Long Service and Good Conduct, V.R., 2nd type with swivel suspension, small letter reverse (3795. 1 Cl: S: Sgt: H.J.F. Audus. M.S.C.);
Khedive’s Star, 1882, unnamed as issued;
Source:Medals orders decorations.