A C.M.G. pair to Consulting Physician J.W.Washbourn, Imperial Yeomanry Hospital,
Lot 115
A Boer War C.M.G. pair to Consulting Physician J.W.Washbourn, Imperial Yeomanry Hospital,
Sold for £1,680 (US$ 2,632) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Boer War C.M.G. pair to Consulting Physician J.W.Washbourn, Imperial Yeomanry Hospital,
The Most Distinguished Order of St.Michael and St.George, C.M.G., breast badge in gold and enamel; Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, three bars, Cape Colony, Orange Free State (Consulting Physician. J.W.Washbourn, I.Y, HP.). Small edge bruise to the QSA, otherwise very fine. (2)

Footnotes

  • C.M.G. London Gazette 1900.

    Dr John Wichenford Washbourn was born at Gloucester in 1863, he was eductaed at King's College Gloucester, Guy's Hospital, the University of Vienna and the University of Konigsberg. An exceptional student, at the Intermediate M.B. examination of the London University in 1883 he gained the gold medal and exhibition in chemistry, and at the Final M.B. examination in 1886 the University scholarship and medal in medicine and the gold medal in forensic medicine, together with honours in B.S. He became heavily involved with Guy's Hosptial and the London Fever Hospital and took on numerous appointments. In 1900 he proceeded to South Africa until June 1901, where he was consulting physician to the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital, first at Deelfontein and afterwards at Pretoria. He was gazetted C.M.G. in 1900, and after consulting physician to His Majesty's forces in South Africa 1901. On his return to the U.K. he filled the presidential chair in the Section of Pathology and Bacteriology at the annual meeting of the B.M.A..

    He was famous for the part he played in the elucidation of the causation of the Maidstone typhoid fever epedemic in 1897, when he was called in to advise the local authorities.

    He died on the 20th June 1902 from influenza. There is a bronze memorial to him at Guy's Hospital, London.

    Sold with detailed research.
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