Good Medical group, Surgeon General, K.C.B. Indian Mutiny clasp, Lucknow (Asst Surgn. 2nd Bn Rifle Bde.); I.G.S. 1854, Hazara 1891 (Dep Surgn Genl). Honorary Physician to Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King George V

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Indian Mutiny clasp, Lucknow (Asst Surgn. 2nd Bn Rifle Bde.); India General Service 1854-95, one bar, Hazara 1891 (Dep Surgn Genl. A.F.Bradshaw Medl. Staff). Coronation 1911; Coronation 1902, silver 

Surgeon-Major-General Alexander Frederick Bradshaw
 
Mounted as originally worn.
 
Entitled to K.C.B. London Gazette 1912. C.B., and mentioned in despatches  Hazara (Black Mountains) Field Force
 
M.I.D. L.G. 20/10/1891
 
Born in 1834, he was educated at a private school in Cambridge and qualified for the medical profession at St.Bartholomew's Hospital, London. He joined the Army Medical Department in 1857, joining the 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade as Assistant Medical Officer the same year. He served with the Battalion through the Mutiny and received the medal with clasp Lucknow. After ten years he transferred as Medical Officer to the Chestnut Troop R.H.A.. During the Afghan War of 1879 he served on the Staff, (no medal ).
 
In 1884 he was Principal Medical Officer to the Zhob Valley Expedition, action at Hamza Village (mentioned in despatches) while in 1891 he was principal Medical Officer to the Hazara (Black Mountains) Field Force, and was decorated with the C.B., mentioned in despatches and received the India General Service Medal with clasp Hazara. He continued to serve in India until 1895, when he retired. From 1892-95 he was principal Medical Officer to Her Majesty's Forces in India.
 
He was Honorary Physician to Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King George V, he was advanced to K.C.B. in 1912, and received an award in 1914 for distinguished service. During WW1 he was Honorary Consulting Physician to the Military Hospitals at Oxford, and in the neighbourhood. He died on the 27th September 1923, aged 88.
 
Some sources erroneously quote Afghanistan Medal. Whilst present in that area there is no medal entitlement and photos in later life show the four medals offered being worn.
 
With good research plus a copy of his memoirs of the Indian Mutiny as published in the Rifle Brigade Chronicle of 1922. Also some useful copy photographs.
 
A good senior officers medical group.
 
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