|Clery||J A||Colonel||Surgeon General James Albert Clery was born in 1846 and qualified as a Doctor (MB) in Dublin in 1870. Appointed to the Army Medical Department the following year, Clery became Surgeon Major just prior to participating in the Gordon Relief Expedition, 1884-85, when he had charge of the Abu Dam Field Hospital (medal and clasp). He next saw active service in the Sudan Campaign of 1896, for which he was mentioned in despatches. On the outbreak of the Boer War, by which stage he had risen to the rank of Surgeon Colonel, Clery became Principal Medical Officer on the line of communication in Natal and participated in the Relief of Ladysmith operations. His hospital was situated at Chieveley Siding, just south of Colenso, and by the end of hostilities he had received promotion to Surgeon General and another mention in despatches. His CB was awarded by Royal Warrant dated 22 October 1901. |
CB (Military) Companion's breast badge, silver-gilt and enamel, Egypt (1) The Nile 1884-85 (Surgn Maj, MB, Med Staff), Queen's Sudan (Lt Col, RAMC), QSA (6) CC TH OFS RofL Tr LN (Surgn General, CB, RAMC), officially corrected, KSA (2) (Surg Genl, MB, CB, RAMC), Khedive's Star 1884-6, unnamed, Khedive's Sudan (0). DNW 4 Dec 91 £1,800. DNW Dec 06 £3,000. eBay Apr 07 £3,750 no sale.
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
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