The K.St.J group of eight to Surgeon Sir J.Fayrer, Surgeon to the Prince of Wales,
Lot 162
The K.St.J group of eight to Surgeon Sir J.Fayrer, Surgeon to the Prince of Wales,
Sold for £8,400 (US$ 13,925) inc. premium
Lot Details
The K.St.J group of eight to Surgeon Sir J.Fayrer, Surgeon to the Prince of Wales,
The Order of St.John, Knight of Grace set of insignia, comprising neck badge and breast star in silver and enamel; Jubilee 1887, silver issue, with bar for 1897; Coronation 1902; India General Service 1854-95, one bar, Pegu (Asst Surgn J.Fayrer. M.D.); Indian Mutiny 1857-58, one bar, Defence of Lucknow (Asst Surgn J.Fayrer, M.D.); Portugal, The Order of Villa Vicosa, Second Class set of insignia, comprising neck badge and breast star in silver-gilt and enamel; Turkey, Order of Medjidie, third class neck badge in gold, silver and enamel; Greece, Order of the Redeemer, third class neck badge in silver-gilt and enamel. With corresponding miniatures. With medal for the Visit of the Prince of Wales to India 1875, silver issue. (Lot)

Footnotes

  • K.C.S.I. London Gazette 18.11.1884.

    Sir Joseph Fayrer was born on the 6th December 1824 at Plymouth, he was educated under the Rev. R.Wallace at Dalrymple in Ayrshire under private tutors, and at a private school in Liverpool. In 1840 he began the study of engineering, but, finding it too mechanical, at the age of 17 was appointed a Midshipman to the Thames, one of the West Indian Mail Steam-Packet Service and went in her to the West Indies, Mexico and South America. He then went to Bermuda on HMS Tenedos and attended the practice of the Royal Naval Hospital Bermuda. In August 1844 it was decided that he should go to London to become a pupil at Charing Cross Hospital. In 1847 Sir William Burnett, the Naval Director-General procured him a commission to HMS Victory for service at Haslar Hospital. After a few weeks of duty he was permitted to resign his commission briefly to accompany Lord and Lady Mount-Edgcumbe around Europe. He was involved at Palermo in political disputes and attended the wounded. In Rome in January 1949, he underwent examination and received the degree of M.D.. On returning to England he held for a few months an appointment in the Ordnance Medical Department, an appointment as Assistant Surgeon in Bengal, and on the 29th June 1850, he left Gravesend in the Camperdown for Calcutta in medical charge of recruits for regiments in India. He died on the 21st May 1907 at Belfield, Falmouth, aged 82.
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