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Prize, Training Ship, Nursing & Other Medals from the James N. Spencer Collection

James N Spencer

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№ 932


6 July 2004

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North Persian Forces Medical Officers Memorial Medal 1921, obverse: snake coiled around a staff, branches of laurel and scimitars to either side, the sun in splendour in the background, scroll below, ‘North Persian Forces’ and on outer band, ‘Memorial Medal’; reverse: inscription in raised letters (year of award and name etc. engraved), ‘Presented by The Medical Officers N.P.F. 1921, Awarded for the Best Contribution to Tropical Medicine during the Year 1924 to Captain William Hood Dye, R.A.M. Corps’, 57mm., silver, hallmarks for London 1925, nearly extremely fine £70-90

William Hood Dye was born on 28 June 1889. During the Great War he served as a Temporary Lieutenant Dental Surgeon, 1914-15 and was subsequently promoted Lieutenant in August 1916, Captain in February 1917 and held the rank of Acting Major between August 1918 and September 1919. He served on a Hospital Ship in the Mediterranean during 1916-17, was based in Mesopotamia, 1917-18, was in N.W. Persia for the period 1918-20 and seconded to the Colonial Office for service in Nyasaland during 1921-25. Dye resigned his commission in April 1925.