Wife attends her late husband’s Investiture in the Order of St John.
A Shipley woman been presented with an insignia awarded to her husband for his work with St John Ambulance.
Alyson Marriott told us: “My late husband was invested as an Officer of the Order for his years of work with St John. He has sadly passed away and I was presented with his award.
“An announcement was made on 9th May 2022 in the London Gazette that our late Queen had graciously sanctioned an appointment for Peter Marriott, a local resident to be invested as an Officer in the said Most Venerable Order of St. John in recognition of his services to training in East Region. Sadly, Peter passed away in July 2022.”
The Insignia was presented to his wife, Alyson Marriott who accepted the award bestowed upon Peter on his behalf, by Colonel Roger Merryweather, a member of the St John Priory Group, on Sunday 26th November 2023.
It should have taken place in London, but was cancelled twice owing to train strikes – the Investiture finally took place at St John’s Training Centre in Newark.
When Peter was 8 years of age, he started attending cadets with Lodge Colliery St John Ambulance division in Brinsley. His roles over the years varied from assisting Pete Smith at Brinsley’s division, to become a Trainer and an Assessor.
In 2001 he took up the position of Corps Staff Officer for Youth. He also volunteered as a trainer/assessor on the District Training Team for Nottingham and Lincolnshire.
He had already been promoted to Serving Brother with the St. John and had been awarded a service medal for 50 years but had volunteered in total for 58 years prior to his death.
Recently Peter was involved in training vaccinators from all walks of life during covid and his claim to fame with that he was filmed by a local television crew for the local news.
Peter has also been nominated for an award by the Community Operations Training Team for his commitment to recruit, train and deploy thousands of volunteers during covid.
He is sadly missed.
Pictured: Peter Marriott, of Shipley, posthumously awarded the Officer of the Order of St John.
His wife Alyson Marriott and Colonel Roger Merryweather at the Investiture that took place in Newark last Sunday.