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Cree Edward Russell

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Lieutenant Colonel Edward Russell Cree MRCS LRCP
27 May 1858 [Falmouth] – 29 Dec 1903 [Pinewood Sanatorium Wokingham Berks]

Service Record — Edward Russell Cree

31 July 1880 Surgeon-Captain.

1885 Served in the Sudan Expedition. Present at Suakin. He saw action at Hasheen, Tofrek and Temai.

31 July 1892 Surgeon-Major.

11 Oct 1899–31 May 1902: Anglo–Boer War

1899–1902 Served in South Africa. He was present at the relief of Ladysmith.

  • Operations of 17 to 24 Jan 1900 and the action at Spion Kop
  • Operations of 5 to 7 Feb 1900 and action at Vaal Kranz
  • Operations on Tugela Heights (14 Feb to 27 Feb 1900), and actions at Pieter's Hill
  • Operations in Natal (Mar to June 1900) including action at Laing's Nek (6 to 9 June )
  • Operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria ( July to 29 Nov 1900)
  • Operations in Orange River Colony (May to 29 Nov 1900)
  • Operations in the Transvaal 30 Nov 1900 to Sept 1901
  • Operations in Orange River Colony (Sept and Oct 1901)
  • Operations in Cape Colony (Oct 1901 to 31 May 1902)

Was mentioned in despatches of Sir R H Buller Natal Field Force (30 Mar and 19 June 1900) (London Gazette 8 Feb 1901).

31 July 1900 Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.

Oct 1901 to 31 May 1902 Principal Medical Officer No 1 General Hospital Cape Town.

Malta 17 Dec 1902 Arrived from South Africa.

Malta 30 Oct 1903 Returned to England on sick leave.

Bibliography

  • Entry No: 6782. William Johnston, Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army, 20 June 1727-23 June 1898. (Aberdeen, University Press, 1917).
  • Succession Books Vol XVI, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.
  • Changes of Station Jan 1903. Br Med J (1903), 1; 2199: 469 (Published 21 February 1903).