A C.B. group of five to Surgeon E.G.McDowell, Army Medical Department,
Lot 107
A C.B. group of five to Surgeon E.G.McDowell, Army Medical Department,
Sold for £2,640 (US$ 4,376) inc. premium
Lot Details
A C.B. group of five to Surgeon E.G.McDowell, Army Medical Department,
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B., Military Division, breast badge and gold enamel; Second China War 1857-60, one bar, Taku Forts 1860, officially impressed (Asst Surgn E.G.McDowell, 44th Regt); Egypt 1882-89, dated reverse, two bars, Suakin 1884, El-Teb-Tamaai (Bde Surgn E.G.McDowell. A.M.Dept); Khedive's Star, dated 1882; Turkey, Order of Medjidieh, Third Class neck badge in gold, silver and enamel. Very fine or better. (5)

Footnotes

  • C.B. London Gazette 1884

    Turkey, Order of Medjidieh, 3rd Class. London Gazette 1882

    Surgeon Colonel Edmund Greswold McDowell was born at Longford on the 30th November 1831. He was appointed Acting Assistant Surgeon on 6.11.1855; Assistant Surgeon Staff 6.11.1855 comm. having been antedated from 9 Jan 1857; 44th Foot 9.11.1858. He served with the 44th Regiment in the campaign of 1860 in North China, including the actions of Sinho, and the storm and capture of the Taku Forts (Medal and clasp). Staff 12.10.1861. Surgeon Staff 3.9.1870. Army Medical Department Surgeon Major 3.9.1870. Brigade Surgeon 4.8.1881. He served in the Soudan Expedition under Sir Gerald Graham in 1884, as Principal Medical Officer, and was present in the engagements at El-Teb and Tammai (twice mentioned in despatches, C.B., and two clasps); Deputy Surgeon General, afterwards Surgeon Colonel 4.3.1886. He was granted the local rank of D.S.G. in Egypt 26.8.1885. He retired on 30th November 1891 and died on the 26th July 1907.
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