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The Awards of Major-General Stuart Macdonald

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The Awards of Major-General Stuart Macdonald

A Great War C.B., C.M.G. group of nine awarded to Major-General Stuart Macdonald, Royal Army Medical Corps The Most Honourable Order of The Bath, C.B. (Military) Companion?s neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels; The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., Companion?s breast badge, silver-gilt and enamels; India General Service 1895-1902, 1 clasp, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 (Surgn. Captn., A.M.S.); Queen?s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Orange Free State, South Africa 1902 (Major, R.A.M.C.); 1914 Star (Lt. Col., R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory Medals, with small M.I.D. oak leaf (Col.); Coronation 1911; French Croix de Guerre, 1914-1916, good very fine (9) Footnote: C.B. London Gazette 3 June 1918.C.M.G. London Gazette 14 January 1916.M.I.D. London Gazette 17 February 1915, 1 January 1916, 4 January 1917, 24 December 1917, and 25 May 1918.Stuart Macdonald was born at Elgin on 14 April 1861, educated at Elgin Academy and Aberdeen University, and qualified as M.B. at Aberdeen in 1884. He joined the Army Medical Service as a Surgeon in February 1887, and served in India on the Punjab Frontier in 1897-98. Promoted to Major in February 1899, he next served overseas in South Africa in 1902. He served during the Great War in France and Flanders from 9 August 1914, and was in command of 1 General Hospital from October 1914 to April 1915. He was afterwards on the Staff as Assistant Director of Medical Services to 1 Division, April 1915 to November 1916, and as Deputy Director of Medical Services, November 1916 to April 1918. Awarded the Croix de Guerre in 1917, Macdonald was appointed Honorary Physician to the King in 1918, and retired in 1920. Major-General Stuart Macdonald died on 19 May 1939. (BAG264)
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