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The Miniature Awards of Brig.Gen. C.P.Scudamore


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The Miniature Awards of Brig.Gen. C.P.Scudamore

Companion of the Order of the Bath, C.B. (GOLD and enamels, Military, 19.5 mm x 20 mm); Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.C. (GOLD and enamels, 20 mm x 27 mm); Distinguished Service Order (Victoria, gilt and enamels, 19 mm); India General Service Medal, 1854-95, 3 Clasps - BURMA 1885-7, BURMA 1887--9, HAZARA 1888 (silver, 18 mm); India General Service Medal, 1895-1902, 3 Clasps - PUNJAB FRONTIER 1897-8, SAMANA 1897, TIRAH 1897-8 (silver, 18 mm); Queen's South Africa Medal, 1899-1902, 2 Clasps - NATAL, TRANSVAAL (silver, 18 mm); 1914-15 Star (bronze, 19 mm x 22 mm); British War Medal (silver, 18 mm); Victory Medal with Oakleaves (MID) (bronze, 18 mm); and Egyptian Commander of the Order of the Nile (silver gilt and enamels, 16.7 mm x 30 mm). All are of fine quality manufacture, early, period strikings, nice patinas, mounted in a Laidecker mount, slight enamel chipping on D.S.O. and little enamel loss on one star tip of Order of the Nile, as a group, extremely fine. Footnote: Brigadier-General Charles Philip Scudamore was born in 1861. He served in the Burma campaigns from 1885-1887, as well as the Hazara Expedition during 1888. Scudamore took part in the campaign in the North West Frontier of India from 1897-1898 and the action of the Ublan Pass on August 27, 1897. He was with the Flying Column during operations in the Kurram Valley in August and September of 1897 and in addition, was present at the Defence of the Samana Forts and the Relief of Gulistan. Continuing in India, he was part of the Staff of the Tirah Campaign form 1897-98, the Reconnaissance of the Kharmana Defile and was present at the action of November 7, 1897 and operations against the Khani Khel Chamkanis. The year 1900 saw him shift his theatre of operations to the Boer War, taking part in operations in the Transvaal, Natal and Cape Colony, plus the action at Ruidam. Scudamore became Commandant, School of Signaling at Aldershot from 1906-1909 and then retired in 1910. After the outbreak of the Great War, he served as a Staff Officer with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in 1915 and later, the Egyptian Expeditionary Force for the remainder of the war. He was cited in the London Gazette for his Distinguished Service Order on August 3, 1888, "For services during operations in Burma."; for his Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George in 1919 and his Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1919. He is Mentioned in Despatches in the London Gazette for Burma on September 2, 1887 and again in 1888; for India on February 11, 1898 and April 5, 1898; his Brevet of Major on May 20, 1898; and his First World War I service, five times, on January 28,1916, July 13, 1916, January 16, 1918, June 14, 1918 and January 22, 1919. (BMM408)
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