The K.C.B. and group of four to Surgeon Major General Sir A.F.Bradshaw, Medical Staff, late Rifle Brigade,
Lot 102
The K.C.B. and group of four to Surgeon Major General Sir A.F.Bradshaw, Medical Staff, late Rifle Brigade,
Sold for £3,480 (US$ 5,686) inc. premium

Lot Details
The K.C.B. and group of four to Surgeon Major General Sir A.F.Bradshaw, Medical Staff, late Rifle Brigade,
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, K.C.B. Knight Commander's set of insignia, comprising neck badge in silver-gilt and enamel and breast star in gold, silver and enamel; Coronation 1911; Coronation 1902, silver issue; Indian Mutiny 1857-58, one bar, Lucknow (Asst Surgn A.F.Bradshaw. 2nd Bn Rifle Bde.); India General Service 1854-95, one bar, Hazara 1891 (Dep Surgn Genl. A.F.Bradshaw Medl. Staff). Very fine or better. (Lot)

Footnotes

  • K.C.B. London Gazette 1912.

    M.I.D. London Gazette 20.10.1891

    Surgeon-Major-General Alexander Frederick Bradshaw was born in 1834, he was educated at a private school in Cambridge and qualified for the medical profession at St.Bartholomew's Hospital, London. He joined the Army Medical Department in 1857, joining the 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade as Assistant Medical Officer the same year. He served with the Battalion through the Mutiny and received the medal with clasp Lucknow. After ten years he transferred as Medical Officer to the Chestnut Troop R.H.A.. During the Afghan War of 1879 he served on the Staff, and received the medal for the campaign.

    In 1884 he was Principal Medical Officer to the Zhob Valley Expedition and was mentioned in despatches, while in 1891 he was principal Medical Officer to the Hazara (Black Mountains) Field Force, and was decorated with the C.B., mentioned in despatches and received the India General Service Medal with clasp Hazara. He continued to serve in India until 1895, when he retired. From 1892-95 he was principal Medical Officer to Her Majesty's Forces in India.

    He was Honorary Physician to Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King George V, he was advanced to K.C.B. in 1912, and received an award in 1914 for distinguished service. During WW1 he was Honorary Consulting Physician to the Military Hospitals at Oxford, and in the neighbourhood. He died on the 27th September 1923, aged 88.

    Sold with assorted research.
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