Five to Major C.Christy, ........
Lot 215
Five to Major C.Christy, Royal Army Medical Corps, late West African Field Force,
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Lot Details
Five to Major C.Christy, Royal Army Medical Corps, late West African Field Force,
Royal Niger Company's Medal 1886-97, one bar, Nigeria 1886-1897, the disc a QSA (6233 Pte T.Meaney. Leinster Regt); East and West Africa 1887-1900, one bar, 1897-98 (Dr.C.Christy. W.A.F.F.); British War and Victory Medal (Major C.Christy); Belgium, Order of the Crown, Officer's fourth class breast badge. These all court mounted as worn by Hunt & Roskell Ltd. With a copy of the first medal. Very fine. (6)

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  • Major Cuthbert Christy was born at Chelmsford, educated at Oliver's Mount School, Scarborough, and went on to Edinburgh to study medicine, he graduated in 1892. He then spent three years travelling in South and Central America, he then joined the West African Fronier Force in Northern Nigeria, and later assisted Haffkine in his plague laboratory at Parel, Bombay. He then spent time as a Civil Surgeon in lowland India which was followed by extensive travel in the northern mountains, his experience and qualification led to his appointment as a member of the first Sleeping Sickness Commission in Uganda, and later of an expedition sent out to the same region by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He returned to the UK and lectured at Liverpool for three years, followed by a further period of travel in East Africa and Uganda. During WW1 he became adviser for malaria in the East African expeditionary force with chage of the malaria hospital in Dar-es-Salaam. After the war he continued his expeditions in Central Africa, collecting specimens of rare animals and birds. Just prior to his death he had been serving on a Commission appointed by the League of Nations to inquire into the existence of slavery in Liberia.
    He died on the 29th May 1932.
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