Orders, Decorations and Medals (22 September 2000)

Date of Auction: 22nd September 2000

Sold for £650

Estimate: £500 - £600

Three: Surgeon Frederick Le Mesurier, Staff of H.H. Omar Pacha and Acting Inspector-General of Hospitals, Ottoman Army

Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (Surgeon, Staff of H.H....r Pacha) officially impressed naming partially obscured by suspension claw, fitted with silver ribbon buckle; Order of the Medjidie, 5th class breast badge, silver, gold and enamel, fitted with silver ribbon buckle; Turkish Crimea, Sardinian issue, unnamed, fitted with replacement scroll suspension and silver ribbon buckle, together with a contemporary gilt-tooled leather display frame with affixed news cutting, nearly extremely fine and rare (3) £500-600

Footnote

Frederick Le Mesurier was born on Guernsey, Channel Islands, in April 1813, son of Lieut-Colonel Haviland Le Mesurier, who died of wounds received when leading his regiment, the 12th Portuguese Infantry, in the battle of the Pyrenees at the end of July 1813. On becoming a Medical Doctor, Frederick Le Mesurier served with the Army in India as an Assistant Surgeon, from June 1841 until June 1845, when he resigned. During the Crimean War he was attached to the Ottoman Army, on the Staff of H.H. Omar Pacha, as Acting Inspector-General of Hospitals. Prior to joining the Army he was Surgeon at the Town Hospital in Guernsey, and had served four years in the Royal Guernsey Militia.