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VICTORIAN GOLD D.S.O. GROUP OF 6 MEDALS TO LT. COL. F.W. WRIGHT, I.M.S.

** NEW ** The spectacular 1887 gold D.S.O. group, consisting of: Distinguished Service Order, V.R., in gold and enamel; Afghanistan Medal 1878-80 with Kandahar clasp to Surgn. F.W. Wright. M.B. 45th Ben. N.I.; Kabul to Kandahar Star reverse to Surgeon F.W. Wright, 3rd Sikh Infantry; India General Service Medal 1854-95 with Burma 1885-7 and Burma 1887-89 clasps to Surgn. Major F.W. Wright, 33rd Bl. Infy.; China Medal 1900 to Lt. Coll. F.W. Wright M.B., D.S.O., I.M.S.; India General Service Medal 1895-1902 with Waziristan 1901-2 clasp to Lt Col: F.W. Wright. D.S.O. I.M.S.
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D.S.O. Gazetted 25 Nov 1887: “For operations in Burma.” M.I.D. Gazetted 2 Sep 1887.

Surgeon-Major Frederick William Wright was born in 1850, the son of the late Robert John Wright of Norwich and educated at Edinburgh where he graduated as M.B. and C.M. in 1872. Entering the Indian Medical Service in 1873, he served in the Afghan War 1878-80, being present in the affair of Jugdulluk, action of Charasiah, march from Kabul to the Relief of Kandahar and battle of 1st September. He was involved in the operations against the Maris and received the medal with clasp for Kandahar, and bronze star. Wright then served in Burma 1886-87 and was MID and received the medal with clasp and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. He served with the British Contingent of the China Expeditionary Force 1900-01 (Medal), and in Waziristan 1901-02 (Medal and clasp). Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 1 Apr 1893. He retired on 7 Dec 1905. He married Edith Bella in 1914, became Freeman of Dover and was granted a good service pension on 4 Jan 1919, dying on 9 Sep 1927.

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