Africa General Service 1902-56,
Lot 50
Africa General Service 1902-56,
Sold for £720 (US$ 1,193) inc. premium
Lot Details
Africa General Service 1902-56,
two bars, S.Nigeria, Aro 1901-1902, engraved (Dr: J.C.Whitley, S.Nigeria Rgt:). Very fine. (1)

Footnotes

  • Dr Whitley served as the Medical Officer having been first appointed in October 1898.

    He is noted in the London Gazette of the 18th April 1902, as "Dr J.C.Whitley, as the only Medical officer attached to the Expedition, had a tremendous lot of work, and his care of and attention to the sick and wounded night and day without a relief was unceasing".

    He was invalided out on the 24th Augst 1902 due to the state of his eyes, however the report by the High Commissioner at Old Calabar about him states that "Dr Whitley joined the Protectorate service on the 20th October 1898, and has at all times been an undesirable person". It was noted that he was a heavy drinker and there was an influence of this among officers of the Protectorate. On return to the UK his eyes were examined and his problem was not traced to his alcoholism. A subsequent letter from Whitley notes at astonishment that his employment has been terminated.

    Sold with relevant photocopied papers which make interesting reading.
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