Six to Surgeon Commander R.H.Cowling, Royal Navy, late Australian Army,
Lot 303
Six to Surgeon Commander R.H.Cowling, Royal Navy, late Australian Army,
Sold for £492 (US$ 823) inc. premium
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Six to Surgeon Commander R.H.Cowling, Royal Navy, late Australian Army,
1939-1945 Star; Pacific Star; War Medal; Australian Service Medal, all four impressed (VX104345 R.H.Cowling); United Nations Korea Medal; Campaign Service Medal 1962, two bars, Radfan, Malay Peninsula (Surg. Cdr. R.H.Cowling. R.N.). Court mounted as worn. The Malay Peninsula bar sewn to the Radfan bar, light contact marks, very fine. (6)

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  • Surgeon Commander R.H.Cowling, MB, BS, DLO, RN. Retd, was born in Yorkshire but was educated in Australia where his father was Professor of English at Melbourne University. After medical qualification at Melbourne in 1941 he joined the Australian Army but was invalided in 1943 after active service in New Guinea. In 1947 he joined the Royal Navy and showed interest in ENT surgery. He passed the DLO examination in 1951 after a spell at sea in HMS Theseus. During his service career he served as an ENT Specialist and Senior Specialist in the Royal Naval Hospitals in Plymouth, Haslar and Hong Kong. Between these appointments he gained wide experience as a general surgeon at sea. Following promotion to Surgeon Captain in 1968 Dick Cowling served for the second time with the Royal Marines in Deal but due to failing health he was put on the retired list at the age of 54. He was a G.P. for a short time in Warwick after his retirement. He died on the 13th March 1978, aged 59.
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