A Great War D.S.O. group of seven to Colonel C.H.Howkins, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Lot 127
A Great War D.S.O. group of seven to Colonel C.H.Howkins, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Sold for £1,620 (US$ 2,722) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Great War D.S.O. group of seven to Colonel C.H.Howkins, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., in silver-gilt and enamel; Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, four bars, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, S.A.01, S.A.02 (C.H.Howkins. Surgeon.); 1914-15 Star (Lt:Col:C.H.Howkins. R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory Medal with MID Oakleaf (Col.C.H.Howkins.); Coronation 1911; Territorial Decoration, G.V.R.. Mounted as worn. The third gilded, otherwise very fine or better. (7)

Footnotes

  • C.B.E. London Gazette 3.6.1919.

    D.S.O. London Gazette 4.6.1917.

    M.I.D. London Gazette 1.1.1916; 26.5.1917; 30.12.1918; 10.7.1919.

    Colonel C.H.Howkins was born in 1876, he was educated at Mason College and Birmingham University. He entered as Civil Surgeon and served in operations in Cape Colony and the Transvaal May 10 to 31 May 1902. Served France and Belgium from 28th March 1915 to 11th November 1918. Wounded. In Command of 1 S.Midland Field Ambulance to 11.4.1917. Afterwards on Staff as Assistant Director Medical Services 61 Division from 12th April 1917. Member of the Warwickshire County Territorial Force Association. Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. Member of the British Medical and Dental Associatons. Dean of the Birmingham Dental Hospital 1925-45. He died on the 30th October 1947.

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