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British War Medal

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British War Medal, Victory Medal, India General Service Medal 1908, 3 bars, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919, Mahsud 1919-20, Waziristan 1919-21, 1939-45 Star, War Medal, Defence Medal, Special Constabulary Medal (GV), Captain…

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Origin: United Kingdom
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British War Medal, Victory Medal, India General Service Medal 1908, 3 bars, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919, Mahsud 1919-20, Waziristan 1919-21, 1939-45 Star, War Medal, Defence Medal, Special Constabulary Medal (GV), Captain Archibald Alistair Bruce Scott, Royal Army Medical Corps.

He was born in Edinburgh on 26th May 1893.
He was presumably a member of the Special Constabulary before earning his MB chB in 1916 and being granted a Temporary Commission as Lieutenant in the RAMC on 4th March 1916.

He was sent to serve in Mesopotamia from April to August 1916, followed by long service in India from 1916 until 1921.
During his time in India he was promoted to Captain on 4th March 1917.
Followed by the Afghanistan Campaign in the North West Frontier in 1919.

He was granted his Permanent Regular Army Commision as Lieutenant RAMC on 1st April 1919.
Promoted to Captain 4th September 1919 having been serving as Acting Lieutenant Colonel then Acting major until 16th march 1920.

He served in the Campaign in Waziristan and against the Mahsud Tribe from 1919-1920.

He spent some time in Malta after the various campaigns in India, returning home to Retire form the army on 20th March 1923.

He returned to Military Service in World War 2, joining the British Expeditionary Force in France in 1939.
He served as Ophthalmic Specialist at 2 General Hospital in 1940.
Then Ophthalmic Specialist at Military Hospital Fort George.
Then from 1942-45 as Ophthalmic Specialist Military Hospital Edinburgh.

His award for India being extremely rare, one of only 9 of this combination, only 15 member of the R.A.M.C. earning the clasp for Mahsud