MBE (Military) Member’s 1st type breast badge, silver (hallmarks for London 1919);
QSA(5) CC, OFS, Tr, SA01, SA02 (14924 Pte. J. G. A. Forbes. RAM.C.);
1914 Star, with clasp (14924. Sgt. J. G. A. Forbes. RAM.C.);
BWM and VM with M.I.D. oak leaves (Q.M. & Lieut. J. G. A. Forbes.);
MSM GV, 1st issue (14924 A.S.Mjr: J. G. A. Forbes. RAM.C.);
Army LS&GC GV, 1st issue (14924 S.Sjt: J. G. A. Forbes. RAM.C.)
MBE London Gazette 11 November 1919. Forfeited London Gazette 3 October 1922.
MSM London Gazette 1 January 1918. Forfeited London Gazette 6 October 1922.
James George Annand Forbes served in the Royal Army Medical Corps in both the Boer War and in the Great War, and was Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 22 June 1915). He was appointed Quartermaster, with the rank of Lieutenant, on 25 October 1918, but he was deprived of his rank of Lieutenant; his membership of the Order of the British Empire was cancelled and annulled; and he forfeited his Meritorious Service Medal ‘in consequence of his having been convicted by the Civil Powers’, 3 October 1922.
I thought the MSM might be renamed but I take it that he never returned his MBE or MSM?
MBE (Military) 1st type;
QSA (2) TH, RoL (11952 Pte. A. E. Malley. R.A.M.C.);
KSA (2) SA01, SA02 (11952 Pte. A. E. Malley. R.A.M.C.);
BWM and VM (11952 W.O.Cl. 1 A. E. Malley. R.A.M.C.);
Army LS&GC GV (11952 Q.M. Sjt: A. E. Malley. R.A.M.C.);
MSM GV (11952 Q.M. Sjt: A. E. Malley. R.A.M.C.);
French Medal of Honour, silver with crossed swords, unnamed;
French Medal of Honour, War Department, bronze medal for epidemics (M. A. Malley 1919) naming embossed on reverse;
Serbian Samaritan Cross 1912
MBE LG 3 July 1926. MSM LG 18 June 1917. French Medal of Honour LG 17 March 1920. French Epidemics Medal LG 29 March 1922. Serbian Samaritan Cross LG 24 October 1919.
A E Malley was born 24 August, 1879. He served in the ranks for 18 years and 361 days; Sergeant-Major 14 April, 1917
Thomas William O’Hora Hamilton was born on 24th May 1860 at Aldershot, Hampshire, and having been educated at King’s School, Canterbury, and then at Trinity College, Dublin where he gained a Bachelor of Arts followed by a Bachelor of Medicine and qualified as a Surgeon, was then appointed a Surgeon Captain with the Army Medical Services on 3rd February 1883.
Hamilton married in 1891, Hannah, the daughter of Charles de Gallye Lamotte, M.D., of the Cloisters, Sunderland, being subsequently promoted to Surgeon Major on 3rd February 1895, on which date he transferred as a Major into the Royal Army Medical Corps.
With the outbreak of the Boer War, Hamilton saw service in South Africa from 1899, and was then present during the relief of Kimberley operations in the Orange Free State from February to May 1900, including the action at Paardeberg on 17th to 26th February 1900, the actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein and Zand River. Then present during the operations in the Transvaal in May and June 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill between 11th to 12th June 1900, he was then present on further operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, between July and 29th November 1900, including the actions at Belfast on 26th to 27th August 1900. Hamilton was also present on operations in the Cape Colony, south of Orange River during 1899 to 1900, including the actions at Colesberg from 14th January to 3rd February 1900, Hamilton was Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in the London Gazette for 16th April 1901, and appointed a Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George for his services during the Boer War.
Having returned from South Africa, Hamilton was then promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 3rd February 1903. Having been awarded the Coronation Medal 1911, Hamilton was placed on Retired Pay on 4th November 1911, but was then re-employed on home service during the Great War from 5th August 1914. Hamilton died on 22nd April 1918.
A group of six medals awarded to Colonel
Nicholas Tyacke, Royal Army Medical
Corps:- India General Service medal with
Punjab Frontier 1897-98 Bar (Captain
RAMC); Queen's South African medal
with five bars (Tugela Heights/OFS/Relief
of Ladysmith/Transvaal/Laing's Nek) -
Captain RAMC; King's South Africa
medal with two bars; 1914/15 Star trio
with MID emblem (Lt.Col./Col.) together
with a large selection of copy research,
correspondence and paperwork (Colonel N
Tyacke born at Constantine 1866,
mentioned in despatches in the Boer War
and First War, etc) £400 - 600
QSA (4) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (15143 Pte. R. Lyon, R.A.M.C.);
Natal (1) 1906 (Cpl: R. Lyon, Natal Medical Corps);
British War Medal (Sjt. R. Lyon 1st F. Amb. S.A.M.C.)