A K.C.B. and group of nine to Surgeon General Sir J.H. Ker Innes, Army Medical Department, late 60th Foot,
Lot 106
A K.C.B. and group of nine to Surgeon General Sir J.H. Ker Innes, Army Medical Department, late 60th Foot,
Sold for £6,600 (US$ 10,593) inc. premium

Lot Details
A K.C.B. and group of nine to Surgeon General Sir J.H. Ker Innes, Army Medical Department, late 60th Foot,
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, K.C.B. Knight Commander's set of insignia in gold, silver and enamel, Military Division; Jubilee 1887, silver issue with bar 1897; Crimea 1854-56, one bar, Sebastopol, engraved (Surgeon I.Ker Innes. 60th Foot.); Indian Mutiny 1857-58, one bar, Delhi (Surg.J.H.K.Innes, 1st Bn 60th Rifles); Afghanistan 1878-80, one bar, Ali Musjid (Surgn. Genl J.H.Ker Innes. A.M.D.); Germany, Iron Cross 1870, Second Class; Germany Medal for the Franco/Prussian War 1870-71 Medal; Turkish Crimea, Sardinian issue. Prussia, Wilhelm I Centenary Medal 1897. With corresponding miniatures of the first eight. Some contact marks, very fine. (Lot)

Footnotes

  • K.C.B. London Gazette 21.7.1887.

    C.B. London Gazette 16.11.1858.

    Surgeon General Sir John Harry Ker was born in 1820, he was educated at University College, London. He entered the Army Medical Service as an Assistant Surgeon on the 8th April 1842. He became a Surgeon on the 11th March 1853. In 1854, his regiment at that time being stationed in India, he went to the Crimea as a volunteer, and took part in the seige of Sebastopol and in the attack on the Redan on the 18th June 1854, entitled to the Order of Medjidie. During the Indian Mutiny he served with great distinction with the 1st Battalion of the 60th Rifles. He was wounded on the 30th May 1857 and his horse shot in the action on the Hindun. He was present at the battle of Budlike Serai, at the storming of the heights before Delhi, and the seige, assault, and capture of that city. As P.M.O. of Sir John Jones's force he went through the Rohilkund campaign, and subsequently held a like appointment in Oude with Brigadier Troup's column, he was mentioned in despatches many times and appointed C.B. In 1871 he was selected to act as British Medical Commissioner on the staff of the Crown Prince of Prussia during the Franco-Prussian War. At the end of this campaign he received from the Emperor the Iron Cross and service medal. He was promoted to Deputy Surgeon-General on the 31st December 1858 and Inspector General on the 24th July 1872. From 1876 until 1880 he held the appointment of P.M.O. in India, and in 1877 was appointed an Honorary Surgeon to the Queen. From 1878-79 he was P.M.O. of the Afghanistan Expeditionary Force, where he was present at the assault and capture of Ali Musjid and the subsequent advance up the Khyber, where he was mentioned in despatches. He retired from the service on the 27th January 1880. He was in receipt of a Reward for Distinguished Service granted him in 1885. He died in Florence from double pneumonia on the 12th March 1907, aged 88.
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