Group of five to Surgeon R.B.Lesslie,
Lot 206
Group of five to Surgeon R.B.Lesslie,
Sold for £2,400 (US$ 3,781) inc. premium

Lot Details
Group of five to Surgeon R.B.Lesslie,
South Africa 1877-79, one bar, 1879 (Civil Surgn R.B.Lesslie.); Turkey, Russo-Turkish 1878 War Medal; Turkey, Order of Medjidieh, fourth class breast badge; Belgium, Order of Leopold, Knight's breast badge in silver-gilt, silver and enamel; Congo, Service Star & Silver Clasp. Some enamel damage to the Belgium medal, otherwise very fine. (5)

Footnotes

  • Dr Rolph B.Leslie graduated from Toronto University in 1876, with M.A. and M.D., later L.R.C.P. 1879; F.R.G.S.. On leaving Canada he volunteered for service in the Turkish Army and received an appointment as Surgeon-Major. He served in the Turko-Servian War, and later (1877-78) throughout the Russo-Turkish War. After hostilities ceased he was placed in charge of a hospital in Constantinople during the epidemic of small-pox. Shortly after his return to England he was appointed Civil Surgeon in connection with the British force in South Africa, and remained there until the close of the Zulu war. He then spent a year or so in Trinidad. In 1883 he accepted a position offered by the International African Association , and spent upwards of three years on the Lower Congo, where he served under Sir Francis De Winton, who was at that time administrator. He was decorated with the Order of Leopold in 1886 for his services in the Congo. On his return he published "Hints to Travellers in the Tropics" embodying his experiences of the more severe and fatal Aafrican fevers. In later years his time was spent for the most part in travelling with patients in search of health, and it was whilst engaged in a trip of of this kind he met with his untimely death. He died in Dominica on the 20th September 1893.

    Sold with assorted research.
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