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The Unauthorized [and Illicit] Dr. Watson Battle of Maiwand Bar

The Unauthorized [and Illicit] Dr. Watson Battle of Maiwand Bar

“The campaign brought honours and promotion to many, but for me it had nothing but misfortune and disaster.”

– A Study in Scarlet (STUD)

Facsimile of Dr. John Watson’s 2nd Afghan War Medal With the [at last and about time] Long Overdue Maiwand Bar*

For the believer in versimilitude actual 2nd Afghan War Medals may be obtained from English and American dealers in 19th Century British War Medals.

AN INJUSTICE RECTIFIED ◊

IN HONOR OF DR. WATSON WHEREVER

A reminder of the visissitudes of life: After Watson caught typhoid fever while recovering from his wounds●, he was returned to England because of his ill health and put on pension, eventually gravitating to London. There his sprendthrift ways put him in a bad financial hole. He was introduced to a fellow who had similar financial problems and the pair decided to share some rooms. That fellow was Sherlock Holmes.

* Under 19th Century regulations, the British Army issued bars to members of units who served in victorious engagements only! Because the British and Indian forces at Maiwand suffered a terrible defeat, no Maiwand bar could be authorized.

● Dr. John Watson [on leave from the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers] was attached to the 66th Berkshires [C. O. Lieut. Col. James Galbraith] at Maiwand as an Assistant Surgeon. He was wounded there and rescued from certain death by Murray, his orderly.

◊ Although on that day, July 27, 1880, the 66th Berkshires lost 285 killed of its 489 officers and men and won impersihable renown for its heroism, the fact that Maiwand was a defeat precluded the issuance of a Maiwand bar to its survivors. Which was a pretty rotten trick!

Image result for lighter side of sherlock holmesThis post was adapted, with permission, from a cartoon by the late Norman Schatell, BSI. For those interested in Schatell’s work, please check out the book The Lighter Side of Sherlock Holmes by his son, Glenn Schatell. Ordering information and a few samples can be found at http://lightsidesherlockholmes.tumblr.com.

 

 

 

Sherlocko the Monk: The Curious Episode of the Red Hot Coin (May 2, 1911)

Sherlocko the Monk: The Curious Episode of the Red Hot Coin (May 2, 1911)

“The smell of hot metal …” – The Red-Headed League (REDH) We’ve shared a few installments of Sherlocko The Monk, a comic strip drawn by Gus Mager from 1910 to 1913 in the Hearst newspapers of the era. We are pleased to share another of these comic strips, The Curious Epiosde of the Red Hot Cent, that was published… Continue Reading

A Sherlock Hound Phonecard

A Sherlock Hound Phonecard

” Holmes the sleuth-hound” – The Red-Headed League (REDH) We discussed Sherlock Hound on these pages before. Between November 6, 1984 and May 21, 1985, 26 episodes of the animated series Sherlock Hound aired in Japan. Based on the Sherlock Holmes stories, the characters were portrayed by anthropomorphic dogs. Sherlock Hound was the title given to the series when syndicated… Continue Reading

Sherlocko the Monk: The Mystery of the $100,000 Deficit (February 3, 1911)

Sherlocko the Monk: The Mystery of the $100,000 Deficit (February 3, 1911)

“… a premature examination of accounts exposed my deficit.” – The Adventure of the Gloria Scott (GLOR) We’ve shared a few installments of Sherlocko The Monk, a comic strip drawn by Gus Mager from 1910 to 1913 in the Hearst newspapers of the era. We are pleased to share another of these comic strips, The Mystery of the $100,000 Deficit,… Continue Reading

Hawkshaw the Detective: The Curious Episode of the Ferris Wheel and the Stolen Silver Bars (December 7, 1919)

Hawkshaw the Detective: The Curious Episode of the Ferris Wheel and the Stolen Silver Bars (December 7, 1919)

“What sort of burglars are they who steal silver …” – The Adventure of the Abbey Grange (ABBE) We’ve shared a few installments of Sherlocko The Monk, a comic strip drawn by Gus Mager from 1910 to 1913 in the Hearst newspapers of the era. This time, we will change it up and offer up a strip of… Continue Reading

Sherlocko the Monk: The Episode of the Fifty Dollar Bill (July 24, 1911)

Sherlocko the Monk: The Episode of the Fifty Dollar Bill (July 24, 1911)

“… give him an advance upon his allowance …” – The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (BERY) We’ve shared a few installments of Sherlocko The Monk, a comic strip drawn by Gus Mager from 1910 to 1913 in the Hearst newspapers of the era. We are pleased to share another of these comic strips, The Episode of the Fifty Dollar… Continue Reading

Sherlock Hound – The Sovereign Gold Coins (1985)

Sherlock Hound – The Sovereign Gold Coins (1985)

“Holmes held up a sovereign.” – The Adventure of the Priory School (PRIO) Between November 6, 1984 and May 21, 1985, 26 episodes of the animated series Sherlock Hound aired in Japan. Based on the Sherlock Holmes stories, the characters were portrayed by anthropormorphic dogs. Sherlock Hound was the title given to the series when syndicated in the United… Continue Reading

Sherlocko the Monk: The Great Post-Office Mystery; or, Why the Check Was Not Received

Sherlocko the Monk: The Great Post-Office Mystery; or, Why the Check Was Not Received

“We pulled up at the Great Peter Street post-office …” – The Sign of the Four (SIGN) We’ve shared a few installments of Sherlocko The Monk, a comic strip drawn by Gus Mager from 1910 to 1913 in the Hearst newspapers of the era. We are pleased to share another of these comic strips, The  Great Post-Office Mystery; or,… Continue Reading

A Few Covers of the Sherlock: The Blind Banker Comic Book Series

A Few Covers of the Sherlock: The Blind Banker Comic Book Series

“… I have been over the drawings again …” – The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (BRUC) In 2012n, the Japanese company of Kadokawa Comics produced a series of manga graphic novels, or comic books, based on the first season of the BBC television series Sherlock. Beginning in 2016, there was an English version printed by Titan Comics. Beginning in… Continue Reading

A Graphic Novel Version of 3GAR

A Graphic Novel Version of 3GAR

“… a highly sensational and flowery rendering of the whole incident.” – The Adventure of the Six Napoleons (SIXN) Usually, if you are looking to read The Adventure of the Three Garridebs, you’ll find it in The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, the collection of the last 12 stories of the Sherlock Holmes Canon to be published. Perhaps, in some other… Continue Reading