A Second World War D.C.M. group of four to Assistant Surgeon E.E.Vaughan Indian Medical Department,
Lot 182
A Second World War D.C.M. group of four to Assistant Surgeon E.E.Vaughan, Indian Medical Department,
Sold for £2,640 (US$ 4,313) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Second World War D.C.M. group of four to Assistant Surgeon E.E.Vaughan, Indian Medical Department,
Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.VI.R. (Asst.Sgn.E.E.Vaughan. I.M.D.); 1939-1945; Africa Star; War Medal. With corresponding miniatures. Good very fine. (4)

Footnotes

  • D.C.M. London Gazette 21.10.1941.

    Indian Medical Department attd 25th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.

    On 17 Jun during operations at Halfaya Pass, Asst. Surg Vaughan reached the Troop Position whilst it was being heavily shelled by Medium Artillery, and tended the wounded. By this time enemy A.F.Vs had reached the lip of the Escarpment and the position was under continuous fire from open sights. Two men were hit on either side of the W.O. and this did not deter him from continuing his duty. I consider that Asst. Surg Vaughan showed great devotion to duty under exceptional circumstances. (Originally recommended for a Military Cross.).

    Ernest Edmunds Vaughan, MB BS Madras 1938. Captain Indian Medical Service. He was taken Prisoner of War and was housed at Oflag Spangenburg bei Kassel (P.O.W. number 1702). He was a member of the Reading Pathology Society and late Divisional Surgeon of the St.John Ambulance Brigade. He lived at 72a Shinfield Road, Reading, Berkshire.

    One of only two D.C.M.'s to Indian Forces. Sold with some original wartime booklets of his including a medical listing of soldier's he treated and type of illness in the POW camp from 3.2.1944.

    Ex Lot 275. Glendining's 25.3.1992.
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