Three to Fleet Surgeon F.J.Lilly, Royal Navy,
Lot 216
Three to Fleet Surgeon F.J.Lilly, Royal Navy,
Sold for £2,880 (US$ 4,911) inc. premium
Lot Details
Three to Fleet Surgeon F.J.Lilly, Royal Navy,
East and West Africa 1887-1900, one bar, Witu Augst 1893 (F.J.Lilly. Surgn R.N. H.M.S. Blanche.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, two bars, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith (Staff-Surg: F.J.Lilly. R.N. H.M.S.Forte); Africa General Service 1902-56, one bar, Gambia (Fleet Surgeon F.J.Lilly. R.N.). Good very fine. (3)

Footnotes

  • M.I.D. London Gazette 12.12.1893; 10.9.1901.

    Surgeon General Frederick J.Lilly was born on the 16th November 1858. He joined the service at Haslar Hospital as a Surgeon on 11th February 1884, and was appointed to HMS Rifleman (1885-89), and Blanche (Sept 1891 to April 1894. Whilst in Blanche he accompanied Consul General Rendal Rod C.M.G., and Commander G.R.Lindley, R.N., with an escort of 25 men to Witu in July 1893 to take over the district from the Imperial British East Africa Company and to confer with the Chief Fumo Omari. In August 1893 he was appointed Medical Officer in Charge of the Naval Brigade landed from HM Ships Blanche, Sparrow, and Swallow, and of Zanzibari and Sudanese troops sent to punish Chief Fumo Omari who was terrorising the surrounding country. He was present at the engagements Pumwani and Jonengi from 7th to the 13th August. He was MID on the 12th December 1893 and also in the Foreign Office Depatch from Mr Rendal Rod to the Earl of Roseby 11/19 August 1893.

    He was promoted to Staff Surgeon on 11 February 1896, and next appointed to Mildura (April 1897) for service on the Australian Station and the Protection of Floating Trade. He was appointed Staff Surgeon of Forte in the Boer War, and was landed with the force from the Cape Squadron for the defence of Durban in November 1899, and was present at the blockading off Delagoa Bay. Appointed Medical Officer in Charge of Captain E.P.Jones's Naval Brigade attached to the Natal Field Force and served with the Ladysmith Relief Column. Prsent at the Battles of Kolenso 15 February 1899, and at Spion Kop, Vaalkrantz, Hart's Hill, Picket's Hill, and Elandslaagte on 10 April 1900. Promoted to Fleet Surgeon 'for services in the South African War' on 21 October 1900.

    He next served as Fleet Surgeon of Doris (Flagship) in the Gambia punitive Expedition in January 1901 where he was placed in overall command of the Base Hospital in Tendeba, and to assist with the military sick and wounded in the Colonial hospital at Bathurst. He was MID on 10th September 1901. He retired with the rank of Surgeon General on 12th November 1912.

    He wrote a chapter on 'Relief of Ladysmith' (Part VII) in the book 'Naval Brigades in the South African War' (1901).
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