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VICTORIAN GOLD D.S.O. GROUP OF 4 MEDALS TO SURJN. MAJOR R.H. CAREW, A.M.S.

** NEW ** The classy and rare Sikkim Surgeon Major's gold Distinguished Service Order cased group, consisting of: Distinguished Service Order VR in gold and enamel; Abyssinia 1866-67 to Asst. Surn. R.H.Carew. H.M. 45th Regt; India General Service Medal 1854-95 with Sikkim 1888 clasp to Surjn. Major R.H.Carew, Medl. Staff; India Medal 1895-1902 with Punjab Frontier 1897-98 clasp to Surjn. Coll. R.H.Carew A.M.S. in a purpose built contemporary velvet-lined fitted case which has kept the medals toned and extremely fine.
Price:
£10,500.00
Description

Distinguished Service Order London Gazette 12 Apr 1889: "In recognition of services during operations in Sikkim." Mentioned In Despatches London Gazette 11 Feb 1898. Colonel Richard Hugh Carew was born on 10 Aug 1841, and entered service as a Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians & Royal College of Surgeons, becoming Assistant Surgeon of Staff on 31 Mar 1865 with the 45th Foot from 1 May 1867 and as A.M.D. Surgeon 31 Mar 1865. He joined the Medical Staff and served in the Abyssinia Expedition of 1868 and was present at the capture of Magdala. He then took part in the Sikkim Expedition of 1888 as Senior Medical Officer. For this he received the D.S.O. and was also Mentioned in Despatches, becoming Lieutenant Colonel of the Royal Army Medical Corps on 7 Dec 1891 and Colonel on 11 Dec 1895. He took part in the operations on the North West Frontier of India 1897, serving as a Medical Officer with the Tochi Field Force. Carew finally obtained the rank of Colonel on 7 Dec 1895 and died at Sirinagar, Cashmere on 24 Sep 1902.

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