The K.C.V.O, Kt., C.M.G., C.B., C.I.E., K.St.J and group of ten to Deputy Assistant Director-General Sir E.S.Worthington, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Lot 107
The K.C.V.O, Kt., C.M.G., C.B., C.I.E., K.St.J and group of ten to Deputy Assistant Director-General Sir E.S.Worthington, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Sold for £5,040 (US$ 6,645) inc. premium

Lot Details
The K.C.V.O, Kt., C.M.G., C.B., C.I.E., K.St.J and group of ten to Deputy Assistant Director-General Sir E.S.Worthington, Royal Army Medical Corps,
The Royal Victorian Order, K.C.V.O., Knight Commander's set of insignia, comprising neck badge in silver, silver-gilt and enamel, the star numbered (340), the neck badge numbered (K340); Knight Batchelor's Badge, 1st type, in silver-gilt and enamel; The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B., Companion's neck badge, Military Division, in silver-gilt and enamel; The Most Distinguished Order of St.Michael and St.George, C.M.G., Companion's neck badge in silver-gilt and enamel; The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, C.I.E., Companion's neck badge, in gold and enamel; Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, four bars, Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Lieut.E.S.Worthington. Med. Staff. R.F.F.); King's South Africa, two bars, S.A.01, S.A.02 (Capt:E.S.Worthington. R.A.M.C.); 1914 Star (Major Sir E.S.Worthington. M.V.O. R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory Medal with MID oakleaf (Lt.Col.Sir E.S.Worthington.); Union of South Africa Commemoration Medal 1910, unnamed; Thailand, Order of the White Elephant, Second class set of insignia, comprising neck badge and breast star in silver-gilt, silver and enamel; Belgium, Order of Leopold, Officer's breast badge; Belgium, Croix de Guerre with palme; U.S.A., Distinguished Service Medal, Army issue. The relevant campaign medals court mounted as worn. Very small amounts of enamel damage to the orders, top lugs removed from QSA and KSA, otherwise very fine or better. (Lot)


  • K.C.V.O. London Gazette 3.6.1918.
    Kt. London Gazette 1.7.1913.
    C.M.G. London Gazette 23.6.1915.
    C.B. London Gazette 3.6.1919.
    C.I.E. London Gazette 30.3.1921.
    K.St.J London Gazette 4.5.1917.
    M.I.D. London Gazette 22.6.1915.
    Thailand, Order of the White Elephant, 3rd Class. London Gazette 16.1.1920.
    Belgium, Order of Leopold, 4th Class. London Gazette 7.6.1919.
    Belgium, Croix de Guerre. London Gazette 7.2.1921.
    U.S.A., Distinguished Service Medical. London Gazette 8.3.1920.

    Sir Edward Scott Worthington was born on the 24th October 1876 and was educated privately and at Trinity University, Toronto. Soon after qualifying M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. in 1899 he volunteered for service as a Civil Surgeon in the War in South Africa In November 1900, he joined the R.A.M.C. as a Lieutenant, having been recommended for a commission by the commander-in-chief.

    For this services in South Africa he was awarded the Queen's medal, with four clasps, and the King's medal, with two clasps. After a brief period in the United Kingdom in 1902-3 he served in India for five years before returning to England in 1908. Two years later he was present, as medical officer on the staff of the Duke of Connaught, at the opening of the first Parliament of the Union of South Africa, and he later went to Canada when the Duke was appointed Governor-General of the Dominion.

    When war broke out in 1914 Worthington was recalled to England, and he was with the British Expeditionary Force in France until October, 1916, when he returned to England. Towards the end of the war he was Deputy Assistant Director-General of medical services at the War Office for a short time, and he also became an Honorary Physician to the King. He retired in 1926.

    Worthington was the recipient of many Crown honours. He was appointed M.V.O. in 1911 and created a Knight in 1913. For his war services he was awarded the C.M.G. in 1915 and the C.B. in 1918, in which year he was also promoted K.C.V.O. His appointment as C.I.E. was the reward for his services as medical officer on the staff of the Duke of Connaught in India when the Princes' Council was opened in 1920. Other awards he received were the Belgian Croix de Guerre and the American Distinguished Service Medal, and he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Leopold of Belgium and of the Sacred Elephant of Siam.
    He was also appointed a Knight of Grace of the Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem in 1913. Worthington married Miss Winifred J. Wallace in 1914 and they had one son and one daughter.

    He died on the 5th April 1953, aged 76.
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