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

Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £480

Estimate: £450 - £550

Pair: Surgeon-Major G. F. Alexander, Royal Army Medical Corps

Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (Surgn. Captn., R.A.M.C.); Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Khartoum (Surgn. Captn. R.A.M.C.) first with faint jeweller’s mark to obverse, second with edge bruising, nearly very fine (2) £450-550


George Forbes Alexander was born at Banff on 19 April 1860, and qualified M.B., Edin. 1883. He was appointed Surgeon, afterwards Surgeon Captain, R.A.M.C., on 27 July 1887, becoming Major in July 1899. He served at the Relief of Chitral in 1895 (Medal with clasp), and on the Nile Expedition in 1898, including the battle of Khartoum (Queen’s medal and Khedive’s medal with clasp). He went on retired pay in July 1907.

With some copied research.