A C.B. group of eight to Major-General J.G.MacNeece, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Lot 114
A C.B. group of eight to Major-General J.G.MacNeece, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Sold for £5,400 (US$ 9,076) inc. premium
Lot Details
A C.B. group of eight to Major-General J.G.MacNeece, Royal Army Medical Corps,
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. Military Division breast badge; The Order of St.John, Honorary Associate's breast badge in silver; Delhi Durbar 1911, engraved (Surgeon General J.G.MacNeece. C.B.); Afghanistan 1878-80, one bar, Kandahar (Surgeon.J.G.Macneece. A.M.B.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, three bars, Natal, Transvaal, S.A.01 (Colonel.J.G.MacNeece. R.A.M.C.); Portugal, Order of St.Maurice and St.Lazarus, in silver-gilt and enamel; Italy, Messina Earthquake Merit Medal 1908; Italy, Messina Earthquake Medal. Very fine or better. (8)

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  • C.B. London Gazette 19.6.1911.

    M.I.D. London Gazette 8.2.1901.


    Major-General James Gaussen MacNeece was born at Arboe, Co.Tyrone on 27th February 1856, he was educated at the Royal School, Dungannon, he gained his medical knowledge in Dublin and obtained the Diploma L.R.C.P. & S.I. in 1877. In 1878 he entered the Army Medical Service as a Surgeon. He was promoted to Surgeon-Major in 1890, Lieutenant-Colonel in the RAMC in 1898. Colonel in 1905, and Surgeon-General in 1910. He served in the Afghan War of 1878-80; Bozdar Field Force, 1881; Zhob Valley, 1884; South Africa 1900-01, when he was mentioned in despatches. He was appointed Principal Medical Officer of Malta in 1905, and the Order of St.Maurice and St.Lazarus was conferred upon him by His Majesty the King of Italy, for his services in connection with the Messina Earthquake in 1908. In 1911 he was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath. He was Principal Medical Officer of the Lucknow Division, India, from 1910-11. At the start of the WW1 he was appointed Deputy Director of Medical Services of the Central Force, and was subsequently transferred to India and officiated as Director of Medical Services (temporary) from 1915 to 1917, when he was invalided home, but never completely recovered from his illness. He was placed on retired pay in 1917 and was promoted Major-General on the retired list in 1918. He died on the 13th December 1919.
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