An Indian Campaign D.S.O. group of six to Lieutenant Colonel F.W.Wright, Indian Medical Service,
Lot 125
An Indian Campaign D.S.O. group of six to Lieutenant Colonel F.W.Wright, Indian Medical Service,
Sold for £7,440 (US$ 12,492) inc. premium
Lot Details
An Indian Campaign D.S.O. group of six to Lieutenant Colonel F.W.Wright, Indian Medical Service,
Distinguished Service Order, V.R., in gold and enamel; Afghanistan 1878-80, one bar, Kandahar (Surgn F.W.Wright. M.B. 45th Ben:N.I.); Kabul to Kandahar Star, impressed (Surgeon F.W.Wright 3rd Sikh Infantry); India General Service 1854-95, two bars, Burma 1885-7, Burma 1887-89 (Surgn Major F.W.Wright 33rd Bl Infy); China 1900, no bar (Lt Coll F.W.Wright M.B., D.S.O., I.M.S.); India General Service 1895-1902, one bar, Waziristan 1901-2 (Lt Col: F.W.Wright. D.S.O. I.M.S. Court mounted for display. Very light contact marks, otherwise very fine or better. (6)

Footnotes

  • D.S.O. London Gazette 25.11.1887.

    For operations in Burma.

    M.I.D. London Gazette 2.9.1887.

    Surgeon-Major Frederick William Wright was born in 1850, he was the son of the late Robert John Wright of Norwich. He was educated at Edinburgh where he graduated as M.B. and C.M. in 1872. He entered the Indian Medical Service in 1873, he served in the Afghan War 1878-80, being present in the affair of Jugdulluk, action of Charasiah, march from Kabul to the relief of Kandahar and battle of 1st September. Operations against the Maris. He received the medal with clasp for Kandahar, and bronze star. He then served in Burma 1886-87 and was MID and received the medal with clasp and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. He served with the British Contingent of the China Expeditionary Force 1900-01 (Medal), and in Waziristan 1901-02 (Medal and clasp). He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 1st April 1893. He retired on 7th December 1905. He married in 1914 Edith Bella Freeman of Dover, and was granted a good service pension on 4th January 1919. He died on 9th September 1927.
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