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VICTORIAN RHODESIA D.S.O./C.M.G. GROUP OF 7 MEDALS TO COL. C.H. HALE, MED. DEPT.

** NEW ** A rare Rhodesian D.S.O.and Gallipoli C.M.G. Colonel's group, consisting of: The Most Distinguished Order of St.Michael and St.George, C.M.G. neck badge, in silver-gilt and enamel; Distinguished Service Order V.R., British South Africa Company Medal 1880-1897 with Rhodesia 1896 reverse to Surgn. Captn. C.H.Hale. Med. Staff.; Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901 & 1902 clasps to Major C.H.Hale, D.S.O. R.A.M.C.; 1914-15 Star to Col. C.H.Hale D.S.O. A.M.S.; WWI War and Victory Medal with M.I.D. Oakleaf to Col. C.H.Hale.
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£7,500.00
Description

D.S.O. Gazetted 7 May 1897: "In recognition of services during the recent operations in South Africa 1896."

C.M.G. Gazetted 2 Feb 1916: "For services in Gallipoli."

M.I.D.s Gazetted 9 Mar 1897, 28 Jan 1916; 13 July 1916.

Colonel Charles Henry Hale was born in Eastbourne on 9 Mar 1863, the second son of Mr G.W.Hale. He was educated at Plymouth Grammar School and St.Mary's Hospital, taking the M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. Lond in 1884. After acting as Assistant Medical Officer at the Salop and Mongomery Counties Asylum, Hale entered the Army as Surgeon and became Captain with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 5th February 1887. He served in South Africa from 1890-97 and was Mentioned in Depatches and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. The insignia was presented to him by the Queen at Windsor on the 19 May 1897. He became Major on 5 Feb 1899 and served in the Boer War from 1901-1902, taking part in the operations in Orange River Colony from Mar 1901 to 31 May 1902, and operations in the Cape Colony Feb to Mar 1901-1902, entitled to QSA with four bars. He became Lieutenant Colonel 7 June 1911. He served in WWI from 1914, becoming Colonel on 1 Mar 1915. He was Assistant Director of Medical Services from 28 Apr 1915 to 28 Dec 1915 and D.A.M.S. 9th Corps, to the evacuation of Sulva Bay, and then D.D.M.S. 8th Corps, to the evacuation of Cape Helles. He was created C.M.G. 1916 for his services at Gallipoli. He retired on retired pay on the 23rd May 1917 and died on 20th July 1921 at Plymouth.

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