Transport Medal to Surgeon R S Carnegie
TRANSPORT MEDAL, 1899-1902, single clasp, S. Africa 1899-1902 (R. S. Carnegie.); officially re-impressed in upright capitals. Lightly toned, two tiny edge nicks, otherwise pleasing extremely fine. Surgeon Robert Stanley Carnegie, of Kenilworth Cottage, Rathgar, near Dublin, Ireland, appears to have qualified as a Doctor in 1890, working initially at Coombe Hospital, Dublin and then taking the position of Senior Surgeon at the City of Dublin Hospital. His career then took him seawards, serving as Surgeon aboard the S.S. Bavarian on the Allan Line of Ships operating from Glasgow. This vessel was used in the transportation of troops from the UK to South Africa in support of the Second Boer War between late 1899 and October 1902. He also appears to have served with the Dominion Line, American Line and Inman Line, and is noted as ‘Died – (Medal) Issued to Mother, 1904’, although the cause and circumstances of his death are as yet unconfirmed. Sold with copy medal roll confirming the above award, copy page concerning the S.S. Bavarian, copy entry from ‘The Medical Directory 1902’ concerning his medical service, and framed image of the S.S. Bavarian.