Group of Three, Assistant Surgeon A.H.F. Lynch,
Army Medical Service and 12th Foot. CRIMEA 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol (Staff. Asst. Surgn.) contemporary engraved naming; NEW ZEALAND 1845-1866, reverse undated (Asst. Sur., 12th Foot); TURKISH CRIMEA 1855 SARDINIAN ISSUE (Staff Asst. Surgn.) contemporary engraved naming, fitted with the British Crimea Medal suspension. Good very fine. Arthur Henry Francis Lynch was born in Edinburgh on 13 August 1830. During his lifetime he gained the L.K.Q.C.P. Ireland and L.M. 1867; L.R.C.S.I. 1852; L.M. Coombe Hospital, Dublin 1853 and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Van Diemen?s Land. He was appointed Acting Assistant Surgeon on 14 December 1854 and Assistant Surgeon with the 7th Dragoons on 9 February 1855. In December 1855 he was appointed Staff Assistant Surgeon but was transferred to the reserve in August 1856. Two years later he was reappointed Staff Assistant Surgeon and on 28 January 1859 was transferred to the 12th Foot. With that regiment he served in New Zealand, 1860-61. Appointed Staff Assistant Surgeon on 22 December 1863, he retired on Half Pay on 25 November 1864 and died at Fulham on 28 November 1888. Sold with copied research. He is several times mentioned in ?Ensign Hamilton?s Letter?, which appeared in the Military Historical Society of Australia Journal, April/June 1983. The letter from a young ensign to his father, dated 14 February 1859, reports on his voyage to India.