Orders, Decorations and Medals (8 September 2015)

Date of Auction: 8th September 2015

Sold for £1,400

Estimate: £1,400 - £1,600

A Great War Salonika D.S.O. group of five awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel F. J. Garland, Royal Army Medical Corps

Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., complete with top suspension brooch in its Garrard & Co. Ltd. case of issue; 1914 Star (Capt. F. J. Garland, R.A.M.C.) second initial officially corrected; British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Lt. Col. F. J. Garland.) the last three in their named card boxes of issue; India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (Maj. F. J. Garland, R.A.M.C.) in card box of issue; together with silver Q.A.I.M.N.S.R. cloak badge awarded to his wife, extremely fine (6) £1400-1600

Footnote

D.S.O. London Gazette 3 June 1918: ‘For distinguished service in connection with Military operations in Salonika.’

M.I.D.
London Gazette 21 July 1917 and 11 June 1918.

Frederick Joseph Garland was born on 5 November 1877, eldest son of James Garland, an architect of Galway, Ireland. He studied medicine at the Catholic University Medical School, Dublin, where he obtained his MB, BCh, and BAO in 1901. He was gazetted into the Royal Army Medical Corps on 30 January 1904 and soon after served in India. During the Great War he served in France 1914-15 and afterward in the Balkans, where he met his future wife, Miss Ethel May Whitehouse, who was serving in the Q.A.I.M.N.S.(R). He married on 31 December 1918 and afterwards returned to India where he served during the Afghanistan campaign on the North West Frontier. He retired in 1829 but had a retired paid job as Medical Officer to the 2nd Battalion, Royal Tank Corps, which was stationed at Lydd in Kent. Lieutenant-Colonel Garland died on 29 April 1937, aged 59, and was buried at St Mary’s Cemetery, Kensal Green, London.

Sold with two original M.I.D. certificates, Warrant and statutes for D.S.O., and commission documents for the ranks of Lieutenant and Major.