Awards to Civilians from the Collection of John Tamplin

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Date of Auction: 19th September 2003

Sold for £360

Estimate: £300 - £350

The South African campaign medal awarded to Doctor Alfred Hartley, for his services as a Civil Practitioner during the Galeka campaign of 1878

South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1878 (Civil Practr. A. Hartley) extremely fine £300-350


Alfred Hartley served as a Civil Practitioner in the war against the Galeka and other Kaffir tribes during 1878, for which he received the medal with clasp. He subsequently attended the University of Edinburgh where he qualified as a M.B. and C.M. in 1881, and as M.D., Edinburgh, in 1883. He then practised as a Doctor of Medicine at Malton, Yorkshire, and in 1896 contributed an article entitled ‘Anaesthetics’ to the Practitioner. Doctor Hartley died at Malton on 16 January 1907.