A C.I.E., O.B.E. and C.St.J group of eight to Major J.Cairns, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Lot 118
A C.I.E., O.B.E. and C.St.J group of eight to Major J.Cairns, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Sold for £1,320 (US$ 2,130) inc. premium

Lot Details
A C.I.E., O.B.E. and C.St.J group of eight to Major J.Cairns, Royal Army Medical Corps,
The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, C.I.E., Companion's neck badge, in gold and enamel; The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E., 1st type, Military Division; British War Medal (Major J.Cairns.); Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Efficiency Decoration, G.VI.R. with India suspension, engraved on reverse (Major (Hony.Lt.-Col.). J.Cairns A.F. (Med.Corps)); Service Medal for the Order of St.John (2263. Asst/Commr. J.Cairns. No.1 Dis. India. S.J.A.B.D. 1938.). Very fine or better. (8)

Footnotes

  • C.I.E. London Gazette 1.1.1936.

    Chief Medical and Health Officer, North Western Railway, Punjab.

    O.B.E. London Gazette 12.9.1919.
    C.St.J. London Gazette 1935.

    Lieutenant Colonel J.Cairns was born on the 12th July 1885, he was educated at Allan Glen's School, Glasgow, and the University of Glasgow. he was resident House Surgeon and Physician Royal at Victoria Infirmaries, Glasgow; Assistant to Professor of Anatomy; Resident Assistant Physician Knightswood and Ruchill Hospitals, Glasgow. He served with the RAMC during WW1 in India. After WW1 he became Lieutenant Colonel in the Auxiliary Force Medical Corps. In 1919 he accepted the appointment of Assistant Medical Officer of Health, Bombay, and in March 1920, was appointed Principal Medical Officer of Health of the G.I.P. Railway, a post he held until 1927, when he became the Chief Medical Officer on the North Western Railway. He had been in charge of the No.1 District S.J.A.B. India since 1927, and during this period of office performed invaluable work for the Brigade in India. He was Chief Medical and Health Officer to the North-Western Railway of India and honorary president of the Punjab Branch of the British Medical Association. On the occasion of the Quetta Earthquake he was sent to Quetta in charge of the medical contingent which left Lahore fully equipped within a few hours of the disaster. He earned his C.I.E. for this. He died at Lahore on the 16th December 1939.
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