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VICTORIAN EGYPT 'TOSKI' D.S.O. GROUP OF 4 MEDALS TO SURGN. MAJ. A.E. HAYES, A.M.D.

** NEW ** The scarce Egypt 'Toski' action D.S.O. group, consisting of: Distinguished Service Order V.R.; Afghanistan Medal to Surgn. A.E. Hayes, A.M.D.; Egypt Medal with Gemaizah 1888 & Toski 1889 clasps to Surgeon Major A.E. Hayes, Med. Staff (E.A.); Khedive's Star 1884-6; Order of Medjidieh, Third class neck badge, in gold, silver and enamel.
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£4,500.00
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D.S.O. Gazetted 8 Nov 1889: "In recognition of services during the action of Toski." M.I.D. Gazetted 11 Jan 1889 and 6  Sep 1889. Surgeon-Major Aylmer Ellis Hayes was born in 1850, the son of the late Captain Hayes of the 83rd Regiment. He studied at St.Mary's Hospital in 1865 and took the diploma of MRCS Eng in 1871. He joined the Army Medical Staff in 1877, he became Surgeon-Major in 1889. He served in the Afghan War of 1878-80 (medal). He again saw active service in the Sudan Campaign of 1888-89, he was present at the actions of Gemaizah and of Toski (as P.M.O. of the Egyptian Army). He was mentioned in despatches twice and received a 2 bar Egypt Medal, Khedive's Star and Third Class Order of Medjidie and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order in November 1889. His insignia was presented to him by the Queen on 19th August 1890. He served as registrar and secretary to the Surgeon-General at Netley Hospital and from 1893 to 1895 was in command of the 2nd Station Hospital at Aldershot. He then served at Hong Kong and in September 1897 he retired from the active list. When the Boer War broke out he rejoined the Army in command of the Connaught Hospital, Aldershot, where he had the care of some hundreds of invalids from South Africa.He died on 19th May 1900.

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