Lot 12: C.B. C.B.E Group of Six Awarded to Lieutenant Colonel George Mackintosh 78th Seaforth Highlanders
November 30, 2016
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: C.B. C.B.E Group of Six Awarded to Lieutenant Colonel George Mackintosh 78th Seaforth Highlanders, group consists of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB) Military Breast Badge in gilt and enamels, Military Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) 1st type neck badge silver gilt and enamel, Afghanistan 1878-80 no bar Â2ND LIEUT: G MACKINTOSH 78th FOOTÂ, Indian General Service 1854-95 clasp Hazara 1888 ÂÂLt G Mackintosh 2d Bn Sea HighrsÂ, Queens South Africa medal with four clasps Cape Colony, Driefontein, Transvaal and Wittebergen ÂMAJOR G MACKINTOSH SEA HIGHRSÂ and Kings South Africa medal with two clasps South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 ÂLt Col G MACKINTOSH SEAF HGRSÂ. Medals have been mounted for display along with a copy portrait of George Mackintosh, three piece officers bonnet badge and a gold Seaforth Highlanders Association medal engraved to the reverse and dated 1937. Contact marks to the campaign medals and centre of CB is loose. Born on 28th August 1860, educated at Marlborough and the Royal Military College Sandhurst. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in 1878 and joined the 78th Foot in India February 1879. He took part in the 2nd Afghan war and the Hazara expedition with the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. During the Hazara expedition he was the orderly officer to Colonel Crookshank CB, during this campaign he was Mentioned in Despatches. Posted to the 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, stationed in Dublin, Ireland, where he was appointed Adjutant of the 3rd Volunteer Battalion in Elgin. In 1897 he was posted back to the 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders and served in Malta and Crete. 1900 was posted to South Africa where he served during the Boer War, during this time he was present at the actions at Poplar Grove, Dreifontein, Wittebergen and in the Transvaal. Commanded the 2nd battalion Seaforth Highlanders from 24th May 1901 until 3rd August 1901 and again from 13th March 1902 until 31st May 1902. Was temporarily commander of the township of Phillipolis. He returned from South Africa in 1903 with the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, first to Dublin and then in 1904 moved to Aldershot. Officer commanding 2nd Seaforth Highlanders May 1905 until May 1909 in Aldershot and Edinburgh where the battalion was inspected by HRH Prince Leopold Duke of Albany. From 1912 and throughout the first world war he was appointed commander of No1 Highland District Perth and later officer in command records Perth until April 1919. The award of the CB was in the 1911 honours list and the CBE appeared in the honours list of 1919.