A Great War C.M.G. and Rhodesian Campaign D.S.O. group of seven to Colonel C.H.Hale, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Lot 116
A Great War C.M.G. and Rhodesian Campaign D.S.O. group of seven to Colonel C.H.Hale, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Sold for £6,600 (US$ 10,350) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Great War C.M.G. and Rhodesian Campaign D.S.O. group of seven to Colonel C.H.Hale, Royal Army Medical Corps,
The Most Distinguished Order of St.Michael and St.George, C.M.G. neck badge, in silver-gilt and enamel; Distinguished Service Order, V.R., in silver-gilt and enamel; British South Africa Company Medal 1880-1897, Rhodesia 1896 reverse, no bar (Surgn Captn C.H.Hale. Med. Staff.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, four bars, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, S.A.01, S.A.02 (Major C.H.Hale, D.S.O. R.A.M.C.); 1914-15 Star (Col.C.H.Hale D.S.O. A.M.S.); British War and Victory Medal with MID Oakleaf (Col.C.H.Hale). Very fine or better. (7)

Footnotes

  • C.M.G. London Gazette 2.2.1916. For services in Gallipoli.

    D.S.O. London Gazette 7.5.1897.

    In recognition of services during the recent operations in South Africa 1896.

    M.I.D. London Gazette March 9.3.1897; 28.1.1916; 13.7.1916.

    Colonel Charles Henry Hale was born at Eastbourne on 9th March 1863, he was the second son of Mr G.W.Hale. He was educated at Plymouth Grammar School and St.Mary's Hospital, taking the M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. Lond in 1884. After acting as Assistant Medical Officer at the Salop and Mongomery Counties Asylum, he entered the Army as Surgeon and became Captain with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 5th February 1887. He served in South Africa from 1890-97 and was Mentioned in Depatches and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. The insignia was presented to him by the Queen at Windsor on the 19th May 1897. He became Major on 5th February 1899 and served in the Boer War from 1901-1902, taking part in the operations in Orange River Colony from March 1901 to 31 May 1902, and operations in the Cape Colony February to March 1901-1902, entitled to QSA with four bars. He became Lieutenant Colonel 7 June 1911. He served in WW1 from 1914, becoming Colonel on 1st March 1915. He was Assistant Director of Medical Services from 28th April 1915 to 28th December 1915 and D.A.M.S. 9th Corps, to the evacuation of Sulva Bay, and then D.D.M.S. 8th Corps, to the evacuation of Cape Helles. He was created C.M.G. 1916 for his services at Gallipoli. He retired on retired pay on the 23rd May 1917. He died on 20th July 1921 at Plymouth.

    His MIC indicates that Lieutenant Colonel G.E.Hale applies for the medals of his late brother.
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