No 453 Brigade Surgeon William Carden Roe LRCSI (1854)
30 Nov 1833 [Borris-in-Ossory Queen's Co.] – 6 Oct 1922 [Bournemouth]
Brigade Surgeon William Carden Roe qualified LRCSI in 1854 and entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon on 1 December 1854.
In 1855, he served with the 89th Regiment in the Eastern Campaign of 1855–1856. He was present at the siege and fall of Sebastopol and received the Crimea Medal with clasp and the Turkish Medal.
- The dress and accoutrements of our soldiers. Colombo 1872.
- On the clothing of the infantry soldier, in letters in the Army and Naval Gazette 1896.
Service Record — William Carden Roe
1 Dec 1854 Appointed Acting Staff Assistant Surgeon vice Staff Assistant Surgeon Frederick George Poulden, who became Assistant Surgeon 82nd Foot.
12 Jan 1855 Appointed Assistant Surgeon 89th Regiment of Foot on the promotion of Assistant Surgeon Richard Gilborne as Surgeon 89th Foot.
2 Mar–28 June 1855 Served at the siege of Sebastopol and the attack on the Redan on 18th June 1855.
5 Aug 1859 Appointed Staff Assistant Surgeon from the 89th Foot, vice Staff Assistant Surgeon Thomas Walsh who became Assistant Surgeon 89th Foot.
1861–1862 On duty in Birr, County Offaly, Ireland.
1862–1864 On duty in Ceylon.
1865 On duty in Dublin.
1866–1867 On duty in Pembroke Dock.
26 June 1867 Appointed Surgeon 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot.
18 Apr 1868 Became Surgeon Ceylon Rifle Regiment. He served as their medical officer until the regiment ceased to exist in June 1873.
Sept 1873 Appointed to the 67th Brigade Depôt at Birr.
1874–1877 On duty in Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland.
Malta 18 Dec 1877 Surgeon Major. Arrived from England.
Malta 13 Jan 1878 Left for England.
1878–1879 On duty in Dover.
1879–1880 On duty in Dublin.
27 Nov 1879 Brigade Surgeon.
11 Nov 1880 Retired on half-pay with the honorary rank of Deputy-Surgeon General.
11 Aug 1894 Death of his wife, a daughter of General Layard, aged 52 years, at Portmore Weymouth.
22 Jan 1897 Marriage arranged to take place very quietly in April between George Theodore Whitfield Hayes, only son of K. H. Hayes and grandson of the Hon Justice Hayes, of Mountjoy Square and Malahide, Dublin and Margaretta Emily, second daughter of Deputy Surgeon General Carden Roe of Shackenhurst, Bournemouth, and Loran Park, Roscrea, County Tipperary.
6 Oct 1922 Deputy-Surgeon General William Carden Roe died at Bournemouth, aged 88 years.
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