A Second World War D.S.O. group of seven to Captain ??? W.Laurie, Indian Medical Service,
Lot 128
A Second World War D.S.O. group of seven to Lieutenant Colonel W.Laurie, Indian Medical Service,
Sold for £2,040 (US$ 3,382) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Second World War D.S.O. group of seven to Lieutenant Colonel W.Laurie, Indian Medical Service,
Distinguished Service Order, G.VI.R., dated 1945; India General Service 1936-39, one bar, North West Frontier 1937-39 (Capt.W.Laurie, I.M.S.); 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence Medal; War Medal with MID Oakleaf. Mounted as worn. Chip to enamel on reverse of D.S.O. and to centres on both sides, crown not straight on obverse, otherwise very fine. (7)

Footnotes

  • D.S.O. London Gazette 12.12.1945.

    Lt.Col. Laurie has commanded 21 Fd Amb in operations since Sep 44. He is absolutely fearless, and in action - whatever the weather - at any time of day or night - in the midst of shell, mortar and S.A. fire - he would be found well forward helping to establish advanced dressing stations and making sure that casualties were quickly evacuated. Regimental Aid Posts were not forgotten and stretcher parties worked more quickly and more cheerfully for his presence, encouragement, and advice. Many a casualty owes his life to the energy, organising skill, and devotion to duty of this officer who has set an outstanding example which would be difficult to equal.

    M.I.D. London Gazette 29.11.1945.

    Lieutenant Colonel William Laurie was born on 18.11.1909; MB ChB 1935; Lt (IMS on prob 31.10.1936 to 28.1.1937), retiring 29.1.1937. R.A.M.C. SSC 29.1.1937 to 2.7.1937, resigned 3.7.1937; Major 10.1.1944; MD Glas 1949, FRCPA 1961 TDD Wales 1949. Senior Pathologist Natal Government Service. Director of the East African Medical Survey. Director of State Health Laboratory Services Perth, W.Australia.
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