Five to Surgeon E.W.Kelsall, Medical Staff, late Army Medical Department and Royal Artillery,

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Lot 209
Five to Surgeon E.W.Kelsall, Medical Staff, late Army Medical Department and Royal Artillery,

Sold for £ 1,104 (US$ 1,380) inc. premium
Five to Surgeon E.W.Kelsall, Medical Staff, late Army Medical Department and Royal Artillery,
Afghanistan 1878-80, one bar, Kandahar (Surgn.E.W.Kelsall. 5/11th Bde R.A.); Egypt 1882-89, dated reverse, one bar, Tel-El-Kebir (Surgeon.E.W.Kelsall. A.M.Dept); India General Service 1854-95, one bar, Burma 1885-7 (Surgn E.W.Kelsall Medl Staff); Khedive's Star, dated 1882; Royal Humane Society, bronze medal, 38mm diam., engraved (Edard Wm Kelsall 20,Jly,1869.). A couple of light contact marks, otherwise very fine or better. (5)

Footnotes

  • Surgeon E.W.Kelsall was born in 1851. He was educated for the medical profession, at the Royal College of Surgeons, and the College of Physicians, Dublin, and spent further time studying at the University of Edinburgh. He passed the open competition for Netley, and obtained his commission in 1875. In the Afghan War although he was sent to the front and though not present at Maiwand, he was active in bringing in the wounded on the fatal July 28th. In the ill fated sortie of August 15th, he was with the advanced line of skirmishers, and was one of the first to reach the hostile village, being close beside Major Trench when the latter was shot down. On the arrival of Sir F.Roberts' relieving force from Kabul, Dr Kelsall was detailed to join that General's army, and was prsent at the battle in which Ayoub Khan was routed. For his services in this campaign, Dr Kelsall was mentioned with commendation in the despatches home, and received the medal and clasp. In 1882 he served in Egypt and was present both in Kassassin and Tel-el-Kebir. In 1884 he sailed for India, and was stationed at Kirkee (bombay) until November 1886 when he received orders to join Sir F.Roberts' field force in Burma. He died on the 6th December 1886 as one of the first victims to cholera in the Yemethen district.

    He received the Royal Humane Society Medal for saving a boy from drowning on the 20th July 1869.

    Sold with assorted research.
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