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GOLD K.C.B. GROUP OF 10 MEDALS TO SURGN. GENL. J.H.K. INNES, 60TH FOOT.

** NEW ** The unique Gold K.C.B. Deputy Surgeon-General's Victorian British group with 1870 German and Prussian awards, later Inspector General and made Honorary Surgeon to Queen Victoria. Consisting of: Knight Commander's (K.C.B. Military Division) metal breast star in silver and enamel; Knight Commander's (K.C.B. Military Division) Neck Badge with 18 carat hallmarks; Jubilee 1887 in silver with 1897 clasp; Crimea Medal with Sebastopol clasp contemporarily engraved to Surgeon I. Ker. Innes, 60th Foot; Indian Mutiny Medal with Delhi clasp to Surg. J.H.K. Innes, 1st Bn. 60th Rifles; Afghanistan Medal with Ali Musjid clasp to Surgn. Genl. J.H. Ker. Innes, A.M.D.; German Iron Cross 1870 2nd Class; German Medal for the Franco-Prussian War 1870-71; Turkish Crimea Sardinian issue; Prussian Wilhelm I Centenary Medal 1897, accompanied by corresponding dress miniature medals mounted as worn.
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£7,500.00
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C.B. London Gazette 16.11.1858. K.C.B. London Gazette 21.7.1887. Surgeon General Sir John Harry Ker Innes was born in 1820 and educated at University College, London. He entered the Army Medical Service as an Assistant Surgeon on the 8 Apr 1842, becoming a Surgeon on the 11 Mar 1853. In 1854, his regiment at that time being stationed in India, he went to the Crimea as a volunteer, and took part in the siege of Sebastopol and in the attack on the Redan on the 18 June 1854. During the Indian Mutiny he served with great distinction with the 1st Battalion of the 60th Rifles. He was wounded on the 30th May 1857 and his horse shot from under him in the action on the Hindun. A participant in the battle of Budlike Serai, Innes was present also at the storming of the heights before Delhi, and the siege, assault, and capture of that city. As P.M.O. of Sir John Jones's force he went through the Rohilkund campaign, and subsequently held a like appointment in Oude with Brigadier Troup's column, he was mentioned in despatches many times and appointed C.B.

In 1871 he was selected to act as British Medical Commissioner on the staff of the Crown Prince of Prussia during the Franco-Prussian War. At the end of this campaign he received from the Emperor the Iron Cross and service medal. He was promoted to Deputy Surgeon-General on the 31 Dec 1858 and Inspector General on the 24 July 1872. From 1876 until 1880 he held the appointment of P.M.O. in India, and in 1877 was appointed an Honorary Surgeon to the Queen. From 1878-79 he was P.M.O. of the Afghanistan Expeditionary Force, where he was present at the assault and capture of Ali Musjid and the subsequent advance up the Khyber, where he was mentioned in despatches. He retired from the service on the 27th January 1880. He was in receipt of a Reward for Distinguished Service granted him in 1885. Innes died in Florence from double pneumonia on the 12th March 1907, aged 88.

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