A Great War C.M.G. group of five to Lieutenant Colonel W.W.Pope, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Lot 112
A Great War C.M.G. group of five to Lieutenant Colonel W.W.Pope, Royal Army Medical Corps,
Sold for £1,680 (US$ 2,865) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Great War C.M.G. group of five to Lieutenant Colonel W.W.Pope, Royal Army Medical Corps,
The Most Distinguished Order of St.Michael and St.George, C.M.G., Companion's breast badge in silver-gilt and enamel; Egypt 1882-89, dated reverse, one bar, Tel-El-Kebir (Surgeon. W.W.Pope. A.M.Dept); India General Service 1895-1902, one bar, Punjab Fontier (Surgn: Major W.W.Pope. A.M.S.); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, one bar, Defence of Ladysmith (Lt Col.W.W.Pope, R.A.M.C.); Khedive's Star, dated 1882. Light contact marks to the Egypt medal, otherwise very fine. (5)

Footnotes

  • C.M.G. London Gazette 1.1.1917.

    Lieutenant Colonel William Wippell Pope was born in Exeter on 17 September 1857 and was educated at Sherbourne School. He entered the Army as a Surgeon, afterwards Surgeon-Captain, in February 1881. He served in the Egypt campaign of 1882, being present at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir, and in 1888 served in the operations in Zululand. Promoted to Surgeon-Major in February 1893, he was next employed with the Tirah Expeditionary Force, 1897-98. In the Boer War he took part in the operations in Natal during 1899, including the actions at Reitfontein and Lombard's Kop. He was then present in the defence of Ladysmith, including the action of 6 January 1900. Pope attained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in February 1901 and was placed on Retired Pay in June the same year. He was re-employed in 1914 and was awarded the C.M.G. for his wartime service. Lieutenant Colonel Pope died on 31st January 1924.

    Sold with copied research and photographs.
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