Four to Deputy Surgeon General H.J.Rose, Royal Artillery, late 2nd Foot,
Lot 49
Four to Deputy Surgeon General H.J.Rose, Royal Artillery, late 2nd Foot,
Sold for £2,640 (US$ 4,442) inc. premium
Lot Details
Four to Deputy Surgeon General H.J.Rose, Royal Artillery, late 2nd Foot,
Crimea 1854-56, one bar, Sebastopol, engraved (Henry J.Rose, 2nd Queens Rl Regt); Second China War 1857-60, two bars, Taku Forts 1860, Pekin 1860, officially impressed (Asst Surgn J.Rose. 1st Bn 2nd Regt); Afghanistan 1878-80, one bar, Ali Musjid (Surgn Maj H.J.Rose, E/3 Bde R.A.) Turkish Crimea, Privately produced example, Sardinian issue with scroll suspension. With corresponding miniatures except the disc of the first is absent. With minor badges and a photograph of him in uniform. Lightly polished throughout, very fine. (Lot)

Footnotes

  • Deputy Surgeon General Henry Joseph Rose had served with the 2nd Foot and East Yorkshire Regiment. He had been admitted a Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, in 1855, he joined the Army Medical Department the same year as an Assistant Surgeon. He served in the Crimea from 1855, including the siege and fall of Sebastopol, receiving the medal with clasp and Turkish medal. In 1860 he served in the North China campaign, and was present at the taking of Sinho and Tangku, the actions of the 18th and 21st Septmber and surrender of Pekin, and was in medical charge of the 2nd Queen's Royal from the taking of Tangku to the end of the campaign, receiving the medal with two clasps. During the Afghan War of 1878-80 he was present at the storming and capture of Ali Musjid, receiving the medal with clasp. For ten years he was Principal Medical Officer at the School of Musketry, Hythe. He was promoted to Brigade Surgeon in 1880, he was granted the rank of honorary Deputy Surgeon-General the following year when he retired. He died at a nursing home in London on the 2nd June 1915, aged 82, after a short illness.

    See lot 44 for the medals to his son.
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