Three to Surgeon Captain G.A.Dreaper, Royal Navy,
Lot 228
Three to Surgeon Captain G.A.Dreaper, Royal Navy,
Sold for £720 (US$ 1,210) inc. premium
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Three to Surgeon Captain G.A.Dreaper, Royal Navy,
Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, no bar (St.Surgn.G.A.Dreaper. R.N. H.M.S. Magicienne.); Africa General Service 1902-56, two bars, Jubaland, Somaliland 1902-04 (St.Surgn. G.A.Dreaper, R N H.M.S.Magicienne.); British War Medal (Surgn Capt. G.A.Dreaper. R.N.). The last officially renamed otherwise very fine or better. (3)


  • C.B. London Gazette 1920.

    Surgeon Rear-Admiral George Albert Dreaper was educated at the Carmichael Medical School in Dublin. He took the L.R.C.S.I. in 1883 and the L.K.Q.C.P. in 1884. He entered the Navy as a Surgeon in 1884. He served aboard HMS Magicienne during the Boer War and alos in East Africa in the Jubaland expedition in 1900-01, when he received the appreciation of the Admiralty. He became Fleet Surgeon in 1904 and served on HMS Fox in the Somaliland campaign including the capture of the Mullah's stronghold on the 21st April 1904, he was mentioned in despatches for this. From 1908-10 he was in charge of the surgical wards at Chatham Naval Hospital. He was promoted to Deputy Surgeon-General in 1913, and given the charge of the surgical wards of the naval hospital at Plymouth from 1914-16. From 1916-19 he was in command of the naval hospital in Hong Kong. He was promoted to Surgeon Rear-Admiral in 1919. His final appointment was command of Chatham Naval Hospital. He received the C.B. in 1920. He retired in 1923 and died on the 28th June 1927, aged 63, at the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar.
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