168 Staff Surgeon Thomas Parr
MRCS (Eng 1842) LM LKQCPI (1869) FRCS (Eng 1870)
15 July 1819 [Canterbury] – 17 Nov 1894 [Charlton Dover]
Surgeon Thomas Parr was born in the Infantry Barracks at Canterbury in 1819. He qualified MRCS (Eng) on 8 July 1842 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1870. Surgeon Parr was commissioned in the Army Medical Department as an assistant surgeon in 1846. He served with the 55th Regiment on the Bhutan Expedition including the recapture of fort Dewangiri in 1865.
In March 1872, Surgeon Thomas Parr retired on half pay with the honorary rank of Deputy Inspector General. For a time he practised or resided at Donaghadee Co. Down. In 1875, he was at Hill House, Uxbridge, where he was Surgeon Major to the 5th Middlesex Militia. Latterly he resided at 1 Godwyne Road, Dover and died at Charlton, Dover in 1894.
Service Record — Thomas Parr
21 July 1846 Staff Assistant Surgeon.
1846–1847 In Sierra Leone.
21 July 1848 Exchanged with Assistant Surgeon Thomas Kehoe 2nd West India Regiment.
21 Oct 1853 Promoted Surgeon 3rd West India Regiment from 2nd West India Regiment.
26 Oct 1855 Staff Surgeon 2nd Class.
Malta 4 June 1856 Arrived from Turkey.
Malta 20 Aug 1856 Left for England.
1856–1857 In Chatham.
26 Jan 1858 Appointed Surgeon 67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot, vice Surgeon John Elliott Carte who became Surgeon 14th Foot. Concurrently, Assistant Staff Surgeon Charles William Woodroffe became Staff Surgeon of the Second Class vice Parr.
24 Sept 1859 Exchanged with Staff Surgeon Jones Lamprey.
1859–1860 In the East Indies.
1860–1861 In Maidstone.
16 Aug 1861 Surgeon 55th (Westmoreland) Regiment of Foot. Served with his regiment in Bhutan.
21 July 1866 Promoted Surgeon Major 55th Regiment of Foot.
9 Oct 1869 Staff Surgeon Major.
1870–1872 In Peterborough.
27 Mar 1872 Retired to half-pay with the honorary rank of Deputy Inspector General.
- Drew R., 1968. Entry No: 4868. Medical Officers in the British Army 1660 – 1960. Volume 1: 1660 – 1898. London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
- RAMC/PE/3/27/Drew. Manuscript for Drew's Roll.
- Succession Book Vol 4 (1 May 1846). Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.