Lot Archive


№ 485


5 March 1996

Estimate: £800–£1,000

A good C.M.G., C.B.E. group of nine awarded to Major-General C. H. Bowle-Evans, Indian Medical Service, Director of Medical Services, H.M. Forces in India
The Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., breast badge in silver-gilt and enamels, converted for neck wear; The Order of the British Empire, C.B.E. (Military) 1st type, neck badge; India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Waziristan 1894-5 (Surgn. Lieut., I.M.S.); India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Relief of Chitral 1895, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 (Surgn. Lt., I.M.S.); China 1900, no clasp (Captain, I.M.S.); 1914 Star (Lt.Col., I.M.S.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. (Col.); General Service 1918-62, 2 clasps, S. Persia, N.W. Persia, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Col., I.M.S.), the first three medals named to C. H. Evans, later medals named to C. H. Bowle-Evans, together with a second China medal named to Captn. C. H. Bowle-Evans, 36th Sikh Infy., very fine or better and a scarce group (10)

C.M.G. London Gazette 3 June, 1915; C.B.E. London Gazette 3 June, 1919.
London Gazette 22 June, 1915 and 3 February 1920,
Charles Harford Evans (took name of Bowle-Evans in 1902) was born on 19 October, 1867. Educared at Cambridge and Bart’s. B.A. 1889; M.B. B.S. 1894; D.T.M. 1909; D.P.H. 1910; Cantab. M.R.C.S. 1893; L.R.C.P. Lond. 1893; joined the Indian Medical Service as Surgeon-Lieutenant, 29 January, 1894. Served in Waziristan 1894-5; Chitral 1895; North West Frontier 1897-8; China 1900. During the Great War , in command of the Lucknow casualty Clearing Station; France 1914-16 (Despatches); India, commanding Dera Dun War Hospital, 1916-18; Persia , Assistant Director of Medical Services, Bushire Force, 1918-19 (Despatches); Honorary Physician to the King, 9 July, 1923. He was promoted to Major-General and appointed Director of Medical Services in India, 6 September, 1923, the first I.M.S. Officer to hold the appointment, all previous holders being R.A.M.C. personnel. See also Lot
244 for the related miniature dress medals.