Lot Archive


№ 533


27 September 1994

Estimate: £2,500–£3,000

A Great War D.S.O. O.B.E. rou of twelve awarded to Lieutenant Colonel C.P. Doig, Seaforth Highlands, whose campaign service is most remarkable

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER, G.V.R.; ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, O.B.E. (Military) istrype; INDIA GENERAL SERVICE 1895-1902, 1 clasp, Relief of Chitral 1895 (Lieut., 2d. Bn. - Seaforrh Highlrs.); QUEEN'S SUDAN 1896 (Lieut., 1/Sea. Highrs.); QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen (Lieut., Seaforth Highrs.); INDIA GENERAL SERVICE 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1908 (Captn., 1st Bn. Sea. Highrs.); 1914 MONS STAR (Major, Sea. Highrs.); BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS, M.I.D. (Lt. Col.); DELHI DURBAR 1911 (Major, 1st. Bn. Sea. Highrs.); KHEDIVE'S SUDAN 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Khartoum (Lieutt., 1st Bn. Seaforth Highlrs.) backstraps of clasps neatly removed to facilitate court mounting as originally worn, some light contact marks and edge bruises to the earlier medals but generally good very fine and sold with an original portrait photograph (12)

D.S.O., London Gazette, 14 January 1916.

O.B.E., London Gazette, 3 June 1919.

Claude Prendergast Doig was the son of Colonel A.J. Doig of Oughternard, Co. Galway. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and R.M.C. Sandhurst, being gazetted 2nd Lieutenant, Seaforth Highlanders on 10 October 1894. He served with the Chitral Relief Force under Sir Robert Low in 1895 with the 2nd battalion, and was present at the engagement at Mamugai; in the campaign in the Soudan under Sir Herbert Kitchener in 1898 with the 1st battalion, and was present at the battle of Khartoum; in the South African War in 1899-1902, and took part in the operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900, including the action at Wittebergen - slightly wounded; on the North West Frontier of India with the Zakka Khel Expedition, 1908. During the Great War he served with the Seaforth Highlanders and in command of a battalion, Oxford & Bucks. L.I. and Royal Scots. Lieutenant Colonel Doig retired on 24 April 1919. Alhough the Seaforth Highlanders served at Chitral, in the Sudan, the Boer War and on the North West Frontier in 1908, Doig, through changing battalions, was the only Seaforth officer to do so.