Four to Surgeon Lieuenant Colonel J.A.Nelis, Indian Medical Service,

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Four to Surgeon Lieuenant Colonel J.A.Nelis, Indian Medical Service,

Sold for £ 1,620 (US$ 2,020) inc. premium
Four to Surgeon Lieuenant Colonel J.A.Nelis, Indian Medical Service,
Afghanistan 1878-80, two bars, Ahmed Khel, Kandahar (Surgn J.A.Nelis, 2nd Sikh Infy); Kabul to Kandahar Star (Surgeon J.A.Nelis 2nd Sikh Infy); India General Service 1854-95, two bars, Hazara 1888, Samana 1891 (Surgeon J.A.Nelis 1st Bn 5th Goorkha Regt); India General Service 1895-1902, two bars, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (Surgn Lt Col: J.A.Nelis. I.M.S.). Some light contact marks to the first and third, otherwise very fine. (4)

Footnotes

  • Lieutenant Colonel James Alexander Nelis was born on 23rd May 1854, he was educated at Trinity College Dublin, where he graduated M.B. and also took the licence in Surgery in 1876. He entered the Indian Medical Service as Surgeon on the 31st March 1877, becoming Surgeon Major on the 31st March 1889 and Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel on 31st March 1897, retiring on 4th July 1902. He spent his service career chiefly on the North West Frontier where he was Medical Officer of the 5th Gurkhas. He was part author of 'A Guide to Kashmir', in which country he had spent many periods of leave in big game shooting.
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