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Coates George John

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Surgeon Captain George John Coates
MD (RUI 1880)
8 Sep 1856 – 13 Oct 1936

Service Record — George John Coates

5 Feb 1881 Surgeon-Captain.

1884–1885 Served in Bechuanaland.

Malta 15 Apr 1886 Arrived from Buttevant.

Malta Feb 1887 Together with Brigade-Surgeon Thomas Rudd described a febrile illness in the Sultana family at Sannat Gozo as being Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, which was claimed to be an entirely new disease for the Maltese Islands.1

Malta 17 Oct 1887 On Home leave.

Malta 21 Jan 1888 Returned from leave. Resident at Great Britain Hotel Valletta.

Malta 20 July 1889 To England on sick leave.

9 Dec 1889 Returned to Malta.

Malta 1890 On garrison duty.

Malta 5 Apr 1891 Left for Cork Ireland.

5 Feb 1893 Surgeon-Major.

1897–1898 Served on the North West Frontier British India.

11 Oct 1899–31 May 1902 Anglo-Boer War.

1900 Served in China.

5 Feb 1901 Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.

1902 Served in South Africa.

26 Sept 1904 Reduced to half-pay.

13 Mar 1906 Restored to full-pay.

29 Dec 1908 Reduced to half-pay.

25 June 1910 Retired.

12 Nov 1914 Rejoined for service during the Great War.

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