one bar, Fenian Raid 1866 (Surgn. I.Ryall, 18th. Bn.). With a key for the Inauguration of the Police Signal System Hamilton 31 Nov.1896, with harp badge etc. Good very fine. (3)
Surgeon-Major I.Ryall was born at Fethard, Co.Tipperary, Ireland in 1880. He was educated privately, Kilkenny College, Dublin; Trinity College, Dublin, Matriculated 1847; Toronto University, Canada, Matriculated 8.12.1853; Trinity College School of Medicine, obtained M.B. 1855; Bachelor of Medicine, 12.5.1855. Surgeon 4.4.1866, 13th Regiment; Surgeon Major 6.4.1886; Retired 3.5.1889.
His war service was at Port Colborne and at the Battle of Ridgeway. He was the First Surgeon of the 13th Regiment and served continuosly for 23 years, he was succeeded in 1889 by Dr.Griffin. In addition to his military service he served at St.Thomas's Hospital in London for six months in late 1855. Served as Medical Health Officer, Hamilton 1876-1901. Attending Physician at House of Refuge, Hamilton. He was prsented his medal at a special ceremony in 1900. Attending Physician at the Maternity Hospital, Hamilton. He died in Janary 1901.
Sold with original warrant appointing him to Surgeon Major, and assorted photocopied documentation.