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A recent purchese from a UK Auction.

Bimbashi (Major) Yusef Effendi Dervish, OBE.

A Medical Officer of the Egyptian Army Medical Corps,

awarded the OBE for his services in Equatoria.

Awards.

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 1st type Officer's (O.B.E.) Civil Division breast badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1919.

1914-15 Star (Yuzb. Yusef Eff. Dervish, Med. Corps S.G.).

British War Medal (Yuzbashi, Med. Corps E.A.).

Victory Medal (Yuzbashi, Med. Corps E.A.).

Egypt, Order of the Nile, 5th Class breast badge, silver, silver-gilt and enamel.

Ottoman Empire, Order of the Medjidie, 5th Class breast badge, silver, gold and enamel, mounted court style for display,

WO 329 / 2956 Medical Corps Sudan Government "Yuz Yusef Eff Dervish (3) roll dated 23rd December 1918.

Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire 5th June 1926.

Decoration and warrant sent to the Foreign Office on 15th July 1926.

O.B.E. Sudan Government Gazette No. 482, 15 November 1926. 'The King has beengraciously pleased to give orders for the following appointment to the MostExcellent Order of the British Empire for servicesrendered in the Sudan'

To be Honorary Officer of the Civil Division of the saidMost Excellent Order.

'El Bimbashi Yusef Effendi Dervish, Medical Officer, Yei.'

District HQ Equatoria Province.

He was awarded the 1914-15 Star trio as a Yuzbashi (Captain) in the MedicalCorps of the Government of Sudan/Egyptian Army.

Regards, Brian

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I have since discovered the below information of (Kaimakam) Lieutenant Colonel Yusef Eff Dervish, OBE.

From the
Sudan
Government Staff Lists.

Commissioned into the Sudan Government Medical Services on 6th April 1911.

April 1920, Medical Officer (El Yuzbashi) at Yei.

April 1923, Medical Officer (El Bimbashi) at Kajo Kaji on sleeping sickness duty.

April 1924, Medical Officer (El Bimbashi) at Tembura.

January 1926 till December 1932, Medical Officer (El Bimbashi) (OBE) at Yei, on sleeping sickness duty.

July 1931 promoted to (Kaimakam) Lieutenant Colonel.

8th December 1932, Retiring, (El Kaimakam) (OBE) at Source Yubo.

Cheers, Brian.

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I have since discovered the below information of (Kaimakam) Lieutenant Colonel Yusef Eff Dervish, OBE.

From the
Sudan
Government Staff Lists.

Commissioned into the Sudan Government Medical Services on 6th April 1911.

April 1920, Medical Officer (El Yuzbashi) at Yei.

April 1923, Medical Officer (El Bimbashi) at Kajo Kaji on sleeping sickness duty.

April 1924, Medical Officer (El Bimbashi) at Tembura.

January 1926 till December 1932, Medical Officer (El Bimbashi) (OBE) at Yei, on sleeping sickness duty.

July 1931 promoted to (Kaimakam) Lieutenant Colonel.

8th December 1932, Retiring, (El Kaimakam) (OBE) at Source Yubo.

Cheers, Brian.

Brian,

Most interesting. The fact that he was commissioned in 1911 may explain the Medjidjie. The only way you may find the answer to its award is trawling through the Sudan Gazette.(or Egypt Gazette).

Paul

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