The Collection of Medals to the Medical Services formed by Colonel D.G.B. Riddick

Date of Auction: 7th March 2007

Sold for £1,400

Estimate: £750 - £850

A Great War M.C. group of five awarded to Captain F. C. Atkinson-Fleming, Royal Army Medical Corps

Military Cross, G.V.R., rev, inscribed, ‘Capt. F. C. Atkinson-Fleming, attd. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Loos 29th April 1916’; 1914 Star (Lieut., R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Capt.); General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Iraq (Capt.) good very fine (5) £750-850


M.C. London Gazette 23 June 1916.

M.I.D. London Gazette 24 June 1916.

Frederick Charles Atkinson Fleming was born on 7 May 1890. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he gained the M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O. and L.M. Entering the R.A.M.C. as a Lieutenant in August 1914, he was promoted to Captain in August 1915. He served with the B.E.F. in France, 1914-15, 1916-17 and 1918 and was mentioned in despatches and awarded the M.C. After the war he served in Mesopotamia, 1919-21, India, 1921-23 and then with the B.A.O.R., 1925-28 where he was Surgery Specialist at the Military Hospital at Wiesbaden and Cologne. After serving at the Military Hospital at York in 1929, he was posted to the Citadel Military Hospital in Cairo in 1929 but was invalided in 1931. Further service then followed in India, 1932-34, at the Landi-Kotal and Nowshera British Services Hospital.