Awards to the Medical Services from the Collection of the late Tony Sabell

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Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £120

Estimate: £120 - £160

Pair: Lieutenant H. M. Setna, Indian Medical Service

Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Serving Brother’s badge, silver and enamel, unnamed; India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Waziristan 1921-24 (Lt., 1.M.S.(sic)) good very fine (2) £120-160

Footnote

Homi Meherjibhoy Setna qualified in Medicine at Bombay in 1921 with the degrees M.B., B.S. He was commissioned into the Medical Branch of the Indian Territorial Force as Lieutenant on 1 January 1923 and with the rank of Temporary Lieutenant in the Indian Medical Service on 14 October 1923. He served in Waziristan and received the I.G.S. with clasp for Waziristan 1921-24. He was for a time Resident Medical Officer at Turner’s Sanitorium at Parel, Bombay. Later he came to Britain and received the Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 1928. A year later he was awarded the Diploma in Tropical Hygiene from the Grant Medical College, Bombay. Returning to England and living in Harlesden, he obtained registration with the General Medical Council on 30 April 1930. Dr Setna was appointed an Associate Serving Brother of the Order of St. John on 16 November 1965. He died in London in the Spring of 1967.

With copied research.