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India General Service 1854, Naga 1879-80 – Surgeon 44th Bengal Native Infantry.

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India General Service 1854, Naga 1879-80 – Surgeon 44th Bengal Native Infantry, Mentioned is Despatches.

India General Service, clasp Naga 1879-80, Surgn J. O’Brien , 44th Bengal  N.I.(Officially impressed naming, British army style)

Joseph O’Brien was born on 8 January 1844, and educated at Q.C. Cork and Ledwich School, Dublin; M.A. 1869;

M.D. 1870;

Q.U.I. M.R.C.S. 1869;

L.R.C.P. and S. Ed. 1870;

Assistant Surgeon, 1 April 1870;

Surgeon, 1 July 1873.

Served on the North-East Frontier, Naga Hills 1879-80 and action of Konoma (Despatches G.G.O.s No. 123 and 405 of 1880, medal with clasp).

Surgeon Major 1st April 1882

Lieut Colonel 4th May 1898

He retired on 19 August 1898, and died at Instow, Devon, on 29 December 1921.

His brother B O’Brien was also a Surgeon in the indian army.

Provenance DNW December 2008

Condition – EF and nicely toned.