The K.C.V.O. group of three to Surgeon in Chief Sir William Bennett, St.John Ambulance Brigade,
Lot 104
The K.C.V.O. group of three to Surgeon in Chief Sir William Bennett, St.John Ambulance Brigade,
Sold for £1,440 (US$ 2,304) inc. premium

Lot Details
The K.C.V.O. group of three to Surgeon in Chief Sir William Bennett, St.John Ambulance Brigade,
The Royal Victorian Order, K.C.V.O., Knight Commander's set of insignia, comprising neck badge and breast star, in silver-gilt, silver and enamel, the star numbered (3), the neck badge numbered (K3) in Collingwood & Co case of issue; Coronation 1911; Service Medal of the Order of St.John (8066. Surg In Chief. Sir. William Bennett. Hqs. Staff. S.J.A.B. 1930.). With a B.R.C.S. medal for War Service 1914-1918. Very fine or better. (Lot)

Footnotes

  • K.C.V.O. London Gazette 23.7.1901. For services to troops invalided home from the war in South Africa.

    Sir William Henry Bennett was born at Chilmark, near Salisbury on 20.3.1852, he was educated at Weymouth College and entered St.George's Hospital on 16th September 1869, he qualified M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. in 1873, and was elected F.R.C.S. Eng. in 1877. Among his numerous appointments were those of H.M. Inspector of Anatomy for London, member of the Consulting Staff of Osborne, and Consulting Surgeon to a number of hospitals, including St.George's, St.John and St.Elizabeth, and the Seaman's, Greenwich.

    He was a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and was Chairman of the Convalescent Homes Committee of the King Edward VII Hospital Fund.

    At varying periods he was Examiner in Surgery at Cambridge University, Lecturer on Anatomy and on Surgery at St. George's Hospital, Surgeon-in-Chief to the St. John Ambulance Brigade, Chairman of the Invalid Children's Aid Association and of the Star and Garter Home, Richmond and Sandgate, and of the Lord Wandsworth Agricultural College, and his presidences included those of the Institute of Hygiene and the Illuminating Engineering Society.

    Sir William Bennett was made K.C.V.O. in 1901 for his services to the sick and wounded returning from the South African War, for which he was publicly thanked by Lord Roberts.

    Throughout the Great War he gave up all his private affairs for work with the British Red Cross Society and Order of St. John. He was appointed a Knight of Grace of St. John and a Commander of the Royal Order of the Redeemer of Greece.

    Sir William Bennett, who was the author of numerous medical works, died at his residence in London on the 24th December 1931, aged 79.
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