Superb Victorian Campaign Medal Group Brigade Surgeon
Surgeon Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Palmer, Indian Medical Service.
This superb group of 6 named medals comprises: Afghanistan Medal 1878-80, 1 clasp, clasp Kandahar named to Surgn.E. Palmer 3 Bl. C.; Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880 named to Surgeon E. Palmer, 3rd Bengal Cavy. India General Service Medal 1854-95, clasp Hazara 1891 named to Surgn.-Major E. Palmer I.M.S.; India General Service Medal 1895-1902, clasp Relief of Chitral 1895 named to Surgn. Lieut. Col., 9th Bl. Lcrs. ; Queen’s Sudan Medal 1896-98 named to Surg. Lt. Col. E. Palmer, I.M.S. and Khedive’s Sudan Medal 1896-1908 no clasp named to Surg. Lt. Col. E. Palmer. I.M.S. see image of some contact marks, nearly very fine and better
Edward Palmer. Surgeon, 3rd Bengal Cavalry and 9th Bengal Lancers.
The Indian Medical Gazette Jan 1887 records that:
The Commander-in-Chief in India is pleased to sanction an exchange of appointments between the undermentioned officers of the Indian Medical Services – Surgeon-Major E. Palmer, 3rd Bengal Cavalry and Surgeon G. A. Emerson, 9th Bengal Lancers.
The London Gazette April 21st 1899 (pp 2547) notes that Surgeon Lt Col Edward Palmer, Bengal Establishment, was to be Brigade Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel as of 26th June 1898
Born 8th October 1846 Galway, Ireland died 23rd July 1906
Educated at Queen’s College Galway and Guy’s Hospital. Licentiate Royal College of Surgeons Ireland 1869. Licentiate Midwifery King & Queen’s College of Physicians 1870. Assistant Surgeon Mar 1872. Surgeon Jul 1873. Appointed to medical charge of 3rd Bengal Cavalry (from 4th NI) Jul 1879. Afghan war served with 3rd Bengal Cavalry throughout second campaign (mentioned in despatches). Granted two years furlough to Europe Jan 1881. Surgeon Major Mar 1884. Hazara 1891. Surgeon Lt.-Colonel Mar 1892. Chitral 1895. Brigade Surgeon Lt.-Colonel Jun 1898. Retired Mar 1901.
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