A Good Brigade Surgeon’s Abyssinia and 2nd Afghan Pair.
Abyssinia, Asst Surgn A. Barrie. M.D. Bombay M. Dept; Afghan 1878-9-80, Surgn Major A. Barry M.D. 2nd Bo Lt Cavy (last correctly engraved naming, not spelling difference of surname)
Andrew Barry (Note Bombay lists show as Barry) was born in 1843; MD Glasgow, 1864 and LRCS 1864.
Asst Surgeon on probation, AMD 1865; Asst Surgeon Bombay, 1865; Surgeon July 1873. Surgeo Major 1877 and Brigade Surgeon February 1888.
Retired August 1895 and died in St Andrews October 1915.
Served in the Kathiawar Field Force (Waghirs) 1865-66 (no medal for campaign)
Abyssinia Campaign (Medal)
Afghan War, in relief of Kandahar from Quetta under General Phayre; “In medical charge of the 2nd Bombay Light Cavalry” (Medal)
Much more detailed research yet to be done.
Medals VF, normal repair to suspension of Abyssinia medal.