Captain Thomas Crean VC, RAMC - Dr. Tom Crean VC, DSO - who featured in our first "From The Archives" piece - was commemorated on a stamp to mark the medical heroes of the Boer War entitled "Angels of Mercy". Dr Tommy Crean won 9 Irish caps (1894 – ’96), was on the Irish second Triple Crown winning teams of 1896 and toured South Africa with the 1896 Lions, playing in all 4 tests.

He was awarded the Victoria Cross during the Boer War and the DSO during WW1.