A C.B. group of five to Surgeon General W Rutherford, Inspector General of Hospitals,
Lot 108
A C.B. group of five to Surgeon General W Rutherford, Inspector General of Hospitals,
Sold for £4,200 (US$ 6,732) inc. premium

Lot Details
A C.B. group of five to Surgeon General W Rutherford, Inspector General of Hospitals,
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B., Companion's breast badge, Military Division in gold and enamel, hallmarked 1866; Sutlej 1845-46, Sobraon reverse, no bar (Asst Surgn Wm Rutherford 62nd Regt); Crimea 1854-56, one bar, Sebastopol, regimentally impressed (W.Rutherford. M.D. Staff. Surgeon.); Second China War 1857-60, two bars, Taku Forts 1860, Pekin 1860, officially impressed (Dy Inspr Genl of Hospls W.Rutherford.); Turkish Crimea, Sardinian issue. All contained in purpose built fitted case. Some enamel damage to one lim on the C.B., small edge bruise to the China medal, otherwise very fine. (5)

Footnotes

  • C.B. London Gazette 1867.

    William Rutherford was born on the 25th February 1816; B.A., T.C.D., 1835; M.D. Glasgow 1847; Assistant Surgeon Staff 2nd July 1841; 62nd Foot 16 July 1841; Staff 3rd Sept 1847; S.Staff, 2nd Class, 11 June 1852; Deputy Inspector General 15th February 1861 A.M.D.; Deputy Surgeon General 15th Feb 1861; Representative for Great Britain at Geneva Conference in 1863 and at signing of Geneva Convention 1864; Surgeon General 1st April 1874; retired on Half Pay on 28th April 1876. Head of the Medical Branch, Medical Department, War Office 1872-74 and of the Sanitary Branch, 1874-76. He died on the 24th March 1887.
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