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Major Robert Henston MacNicol
MB BCh (Dubl 1902)
28 Oct 1878 [Rathmines Dublin] – 26 Jan 1924 [Millbank London]

Introduction

Major Robert Henston MacNicol RAMC was the only son of Mr John MacNicol of Dublin. He was educated at Trinity College Dublin, where he graduated BA, MB, BCh and BAO in 1902.

After acting as house surgeon of the Adelaide Hospital Dublin, he entered the RAMC as a lieutenant on 31 August 1903.

Major Robert Henston MacNicol died in The Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital Millbank, on 26 January 1924.

Service Record — Robert Henston MacNicol

31 Aug 1903 Lieutenant RAMC (on probation). Confirmed in rank 26 February 1904.

1903 – 1904 Home Service.

Oct 1904 – Nov 1909 Served in Madras, India.

28 Feb 1907 Promoted Captain RAMC.

1909 – 1914 Home Service.

Nov 1909 Moved from Maymyo to Edinburgh, Scottish Command.

Oct 1910 Moved from Edinburgh to RAMC College Millbank. In 1911, qualified as a Specialist in Dermatology at the Royal Army Medical College, Millbank.

Oct 1911 Moved from Colchester to Mill Hill.

Dec 1911 Moved from Mill Hill to Woolwich.

Malta 24 Jan 1914 Arrived from Woolwich, as a Specialist in Dermatology.

28 July 1914 Start of the Great War.

Jan 1914 – Sept 1914 On duty at Malta.

1 Aug 1914 Implemented the mobilisation order given to him by the DDMS and took over Blocks A, B, C and D Mtarfa Barracks so as to prepare them for the reception of casualties.

4 Aug 1914 Mobilised with an infantry battalion from Mtarfa to his war station at Ghajn Tuffieha. He was relieved at Mtarfa Barracks by Captain Colin Clarke RAMC.

4 Aug 1914 Britain declares war on Germany.

23 Sept 1914 Returned to England.

Sept 1914 – 1915 Home Service.

28 Feb 1915 Promoted Major RAMC.

Aug 1915 – Jan 1916 Served at Mudros during the Gallipoli campaign.

Jan 1916 – Mar 1917 Served with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.

1917 – 1919 Home Service.

1919 – 1923 On duty at Malta.

Malta 16 May 1919 Returned to Malta.

Malta 1920 On duty at Malta.

Malta 1921 On duty at Malta.

Malta 1922 On duty at Malta.

Malta 28 May 1923 Returned Home on sick leave.

24 Oct 1923 Placed on half pay due to ill health.

26 Jan 1924 Died in The Queen Alexandra Military Hospital Millbank.

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