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Surgeon Captain Robert James McCormack
MD
14 Feb 1857 – 2 Jan 1927

Introduction

Robert James McCormack was educated at Belfast taking the MD and MCh in Queen's University Ireland in 1881. He entered the army on 2 Aug 1884 retiring on 19 Aug 1903.

He served in the South African War of 1899-1902 acting as PMO at the Base Durban. He was present at the relief of Ladysmith and was mentioned in despatches (Sir R A Buller 30 Mar and 9 Nov 1900) London Gazette 8 Feb and 16 Apr 1901 receiving the Queen's Medal with clasp and the King's Medal with 2 clasps.

Service Record — Robert James McCormack

2 Aug 1884 Surgeon Army Medical Staff.

Malta 29 Jan 1885 Arrived from Curragh.

Malta 15 June 1886 To England in charge of troops.

10 Aug 1886 Returned to Malta.

Malta 22 May 1887 Home on leave.

18 Aug 1887 Returned to Malta.

Malta 22 May 1888 On garrison duty. Resident at 7 Piazza Miratore Floriana.

Malta June 1889 Arrived in England from Malta on leave till 21 Sept 1889.

Malta 9 Dec 1890 On garrison duty.

Malta Jan 1891 To Woolwich.

Malta 1892 On garrison duty.

Malta 1893 On garrison duty.

Malta 1894 On garrison duty.

Malta 1895 On garrison duty.

2 Aug 1896 Promoted Surgeon-Major.

Malta 1896 On garrison duty.

Malta 1897 On garrison duty.

Malta 1898 On garrison duty.

Malta 26 Sept 1899 Returned to England.

11 Oct 1899–31 May 1902 Anglo–Boer War

27 Sept 1899–21 June 1903 Served in the war in South Africa. He acted as PMO at the base, Durban. He was mentioned in despatches (Sir R H Buller, 30 Mar and 9 Nov 1900) and 8 Feb and 16 Apr 1901 (London Gazette).

19 Aug 1903 Retired.

1905–1916 Employed at Omagh while on the retired list.

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