Service Record — William Mawer James
30 Sep 1875 Gentleman William Mawer James was commissioned surgeon Army Medical Department.
Sep 1876 Posted to Bombay from Haslar.
1877 – 1878 On duty in Bombay.
Mar 1882 Returned to Portsmouth.
Sep 1885 While serving in Bombay, obtained six months leave of absence to England on urgent private affairs.
June 1887 Posted from sick leave in England to general duty in the Mhow Circle Bombay Command.
30 Sep 1887 Promoted Surgeon–Major.
On general duty in the Mhow Division, Bombay command. Appointed to the medical charge of the station hospital at Indore, vice Surgeon Arthur Harding, who reverted to general duty, Mhow Division.
Apr 1890 Tour of duty in Bombay expired. Surgeon John Chislett Culling who was serving in the Bombay Command was transferred from general duty in the Mhow district to the medical charge of the station hospital at Indore vice Surgeon-Major W M James.
July 1890 Moved from Bombay to Portsmouth.
Nov 1890 Moved from Portsmouth to Gosport.
Aug 1891 Moved from Gosport to Portland.
Apr 1892 Moved from Portland to Gosport.
May 1892 Moved from Gosport to Dover.
Oct 1892 Moved from Dover to to the King's Dragoon Guards Windsor.
Malta 1 Dec 1892 Arrived from England by exchange.
Malta 1893 On garrison duty.
Malta 22 Sep 1894 Returned to England.
30 Sep 1895 Promoted Surgeon-Lieutenant-Colonel having completed twenty years full-pay service.
Dec 1895 Moved from Shorncliffe to Canterbury.
3 Feb 1897 Retired on retired pay.
July 1897 Succeeded Brigade Surgeon John Hoysted, retired pay, in charge of troops at Beverley.
June 1898 Succeeded Deputy Surgeon General Henry Joseph Rose, retired pay, who relinquished the medical charge of the School of Musketry at Hythe.
June 1901 – Nov 1908 Brought back on the establishment from the Army Medical Reserve and placed in medical charge of troops at the School of Musketry, Hythe. In Sep 1908, Capt Ernest Brodribb was appointed surgeon at the School of Musketry Hythe vice Lt Col W M James, retired pay.
Nov 1908 – Aug 1909 Placed in medical charge of troops at Guildford. In Aug 1909, Lt Col Arthur De Courcy Scanlan, retired pay, assumed medical charge of troops at Guildford.
31 Jan 1928 Died at Ottawa aged 79 years.