Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Edmund Master
BA (1890) MA (1895) MB BC (Camb 1893) MRCS LRCP (1893)
9 Jan 1869 [Bromley Kent] – 23 July 1954 [Bristol]
Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Edmund Master was the son of Charles Gilbert Master of the Madras Civil Service and Emma Caroline Onslow, daughter of Thomas Onslow Esq. He was educated at Clifton College and matriculated in 1887. He was admitted to Cassius College Cambridge on 1 October 1887 and obtained his BA in 1890 and MB BCh in 1893. He also attended the London Hospital and passed his MRCS LRCP in 1893.
Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Edmund Master was commissioned in the Army Medical Department, later the Royal Army Medical Corps, in 1894. He served in the Tirah Expedition of 1897–1898 and in Crete in 1905. During the First World War he served in France and Macedonia commanding No 12 Stationary Hospital and No 67 General Hospital.
Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Edmund Master retired in 1921 and was subsequently in medical charge of troops at Horsfield Barracks until 1932. He died in a Bristol nursing home on 23 July 1954.
29 Jan 1894 Appointed Surgeon-Lieutenant from Surgeon on probation.
29 Jan 1897 Surgeon-Captain.
1897–1898 Served in the Tirah Campaign North West Frontier British India.
9 Oct 1897 Ordered suddenly to accompany the Queens Regiment on the Tirah Campaign against the Afridis tribesmen.
12 Nov 1904 Arrived at Malta from Devonport England.
Jan 1905 Company Officer 30 Coy RAMC. On duty at Cottonera.
28 Feb 1905 Embarked for Crete as Senior Medical Officer Crete. Relieved Capt Cunningham who was due to return to England, tour expired.
29 Oct 1905 Promoted Major RAMC.
24 Dec 1906 Arrived from Crete.
Feb 1907 On leave to England.
July 1907 On duty at Cottonera.
Jan 1908 Officer in charge Barrack Hospital Mtarfa.
1909 Officer in charge Barrack Hospital Mtarfa.
8 Oct 1909 Returned to Chatham England - tour expired.
28 July 1914 Start of the Great War.
4 Aug 1914 Britain declares war on Germany.
1 Mar 1915 Promoted Lieutenant Colonel RAMC. In 1915 he was mentioned by the Secretary of State for valuable services in conjunction with the Great War.
23 July 1954 Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Edmund Master died in a Bristol nursing home.
- Drew R., 1968. Entry No: 7409. Medical Officers in the British Army 1660 – 1960. Volume 1: 1660 – 1898. London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
- Succession Books Vol XIX Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.
- Extracts from private letters re the Tirah Campaign N W Frontier 1897–1898 (RAMC/185).