C.M.G. London Gazette 27.9.1901 'In recognition of services in operations in South Africa'.
Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Forster Freyer, C.M.G., was born in Galway in March 1858 and entered the Army Medical Department as a Surgeon in August 1884. Quickly seeing active service in the Suakin operations of the following year, when he was attached to 'James' Camel Corps' (Who Was Who refers), he was next posted to India and served in the Burma operations of 1886-87. Advanced to Surgeon Major in August 1896, Freyer participated in the operations leading up to the relief of Ladysmith, at one time commanded No. 4 General Hospital and was twice Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazettes 8.2.1901 and 16.4.1901 refer), and awarded the C.M.G. Placed on the Retired List as a Lieutenant-Colonel in August 1909, he was briefly 're-employed during the Great War' and died in July 1947.