Pair to Doctor A.J.Chalmers, CVMC late A.F.F.,
Lot 245
Three to Doctor A.J.Chalmers, Ashanti Field Force,
Sold for £2,520 (US$ 4,231) inc. premium
Lot Details
Three to Doctor A.J.Chalmers, Ashanti Field Force,
Ashanti 1900, siler issue, one bar, Kumassi (Dr: A.J.Chalmers. A.F.F.); Coronation 1911, engraved (Capt A.J.Chalmers C.V.M.C.); egypt, order of the Nile, 3rd Class neck badge, by Lattes A couple of light contact marks, otherwise good very fine. (3)


  • Doctor Albert John Chalmers was born at Manchester in 1870, he was educated at Manchester Grammar School and University College, Liverpool. He qualified in 1890 and held the Holt Fellowship of University College Liverpool, befor entering the West African Medical Service. He served on the Gold Coast for 4 years speciailising in tropical medicine. He served in the Ashanti War of 1900 and was a member of the garrison that fought it's way out of Coomassie and was Mentioned in Despatches. In 1901 he went to Ceylon and for the next ten years was registrar at the Colombo Medical College where he lectured on pathology and animal parasitology, and developed the College into one of the best teaching institutions in the East. He served as part of the Ceylon Coronation Contingent in 1911. After a period of service with the Pellagra Field Commission he became, in 1913, director of the Wellcome Tropical Research Laboratories at Khartoum where he worked up until the time of his death. He helped to produce the 2500 pages of the third edition of the Manual of Tropical Medicine. He died of acute infective jaundice after a week's illness on the 6th April 1920.
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