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VICTORIAN C.B./C.M.G. GROUP OF 8 MEDALS TO SURGEON-GENERAL W.H. MCNAMARA, R.A.M.C.

** NEW ** The classy Sudan C.B. and South African C.M.G. Surgeon-General's group, consisting of: The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Military Division, Companion's (C.B.) breast Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, with top-riband buckle; The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Companion's (C.M.G.) breast Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, with top-riband buckle; Egypt Medal 1882-89, dated with Tel-El-Kebir to Surgn Maj: W.H. McNamara A.M. Dept.; Queen's Sudan Medal 1896-98 to Lt. Col: W.H. McNamara. R.A.M.C.; Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony clasp to Surgn. Genl. W.H. McNamara, M.D., C.B., C.M.G., R.A.M.C.; King's South Africa Medal with 1901 & 1902 clasps to Surg. Genl. W.H. McNamara, M.D., C.B., C.M.G., R.A.M.C.; Khedive's Star 1882, unnamed as issued; Khedive's Sudan Medal 1896-1908 with The Atbara and Khartoum clasps to Colonel W.H. McNamara. R.A.M.C.
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£4,250.00
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C.B. Gazetted 15 Nov 1898. Colonel William Henry McNamara, M.D., Royal Army Medical Corps “In recognition of services in Egypt and the Sudan, including the Battles of Atbara and Khartoum.”

C.M.G. Gazetted 27 Sep 1901 Colonel William Henry McNamara, M.D., F.R.C.S.I., C.B. “In recognition of services in South Africa.”

Surgeon-General William Henry McNamara, C.B., C.M.G. (1846-1915) was born in Corbally, Limerick, Ireland and educated at Queen's College Cork and Ledwich School of Medicine, Dublin, qualifying as M.D. at Queen's University of Ireland, 1867 and appointed Surgeon, Army Medical Department, later the same year. Posted for service with the 106th Foot in 1868, he was made Surgeon Major in 1879, he served in the Egyptian war of 1882, with the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers and in the Nile expedition of 1898 he served as Principal Medical Officer at first of the British brigade, afterwards of the British division and was present in the actions of the Atbara river and of Omdurman, Mentioned in Despatches in the London Gazette 24 May and 30 Sep 1898. In South Africa he served from 1899 to 1902, at first as Assistant Principal Medical Officer afterwards as Principal Medical Officer of the lines of communication, and further Mentioned in Despatches in the London Gazette 16 Apr 1901 and 29 July 1902. Made a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in 1881, McNamara was advanced as Brigade Surgeon Lieutenant-Colonel in 1893 and granted the local rank of Surgeon-General whilst acting as Principal Medical Officer in South Africa from 17 Apr 1900 and retired in 1905, living in Ealing for the latter part of his life.

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