Orders, Decorations and Medals (28 & 29 March 2012)

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Date of Auction: 28th & 29th March 2012

Sold for £920

Estimate: £200 - £300

Irish Horse - 29th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry Tribute Medal 1902, silver, 36 x 32mm., obverse inscribed, ‘Irish Horse 29th Imp. Yeo.’; reverse inscribed, ‘Services rendered in South Africa, Surgeon Capt. Arthur Ricketts 1902’, good very fine, rare £200-300


Arthur Ricketts was born on 7 August 1874, the son of W. T. Ricketts of Burchetts, Chailey, Sussex. He was educated at Dulwich College and University College, London. He qualified as a M.D. (London) and M.R.C.S. Ricketts was employed as a House Surgeon at the University College Hospital. During the Boer War he served as a Civil Surgeon (1900-01) then as a Surgeon Captain with the Irish Horse (1902). Awarded the C.M.G. in 1901. During the Great War he served as a Major in the R.A.M.C. Appointed a Fellow of the British Medical Association in 1961. Latterly living at 122 Holden Road, North Finchley, Ricketts died on 14 May 1968.