An Indian D.S.O. group of four to Surgeon Colonel R.H.Carew, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Lot 128
An Indian D.S.O. group of four to Surgeon Colonel R.H.Carew, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Sold for £10,800 (US$ 18,152) inc. premium
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An Indian D.S.O. group of four to Surgeon Colonel R.H.Carew, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Distinguished Service Order, V.R., in gold and enamel; Abyssinia 1866-67 (Asst Surn R.H.Carew. H.M. 45th Regt); India General Service 1854-95, one bar, Sikkim 1888 (Surjn Major R.H.Carew Medl Staff); India General Service 1895-1902, one bar, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 (Surjn Coll R.H.Carew A.M.S.). In a purpose built fitted case. Toned, very fine or better. (4)

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  • D.S.O. London Gazette 12.4.1889.

    In recognition of services during operations in Sikkim.

    M.I.D. London Gazette 11.2.1898.

    Colonel Richard Hugh Carew was born on the 10th August 1841, L.R.C.P. & L.R.C.S.I.. Assistant Surgeon Staff on 31st March 1865 45th Foot 1st May 1867; A.M.D. Surgeon 31st March 1865. He joined the Medical Staff and served in the Abyssinia Expedition of 1868, he was present at the capture of Magdala. He then took part in the Sikkim Expedition of 1888 as Senior Medical Officer. He received the D.S.O. and was also mentioned in despatches. He became Lieutenant Colonel of the R.A.M.C. on the 7th December 1891 and Colonel on the 11th December 1895. He took part in the operations on the North West Frontier of India 1897-98, serving as a Medical Officer with the Tochi Field Force. He became Colonel on the 7th December 1895. He died at Sirinagar, Cashmere on the 24th September 1902.
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