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No 1505 Somerville-Large Brisbane Warren

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No 1505 Surgeon-Major Brisbane Warren Somerville-Large LRCP (Edin 1874) LRCS (Edin 1874)
7 Oct 1852 [Cork] – 4 Feb 1934

Surgeon-Major Brisbane Warren Large took the Edinburgh double qualification in 1874. He changed his name by deed poll from Large to Somerville-Large probably around 1 August 1887.

Service Record — Robert Beresford Smyth

4 Feb 1877 Commissioned Surgeon.

Oct 1877 Left for Hong Kong from Devonport.

1878 At Penang, Malacca and Singapore.

1879–1881 At Penang.

1881–1882 At Hong Kong.

Apr 1882 At Penang.

4 Feb 1889 Promoted Surgeon-Major.

Malta 26 Sept 1890 Arrived at Malta from Dublin.

Malta 1891 On garrison duty.

Malta 1892 On garrison duty.

Malta 1893 On garrison duty.

Malta 1894 On garrison duty.

Malta 1895 Officer in charge Tigne, Sliema and Manoel Districts.
Resident at Capua Palace Sliema.

Malta 1896 Officer in charge Tigne, Sliema and Manoel Districts.
Resident at Capua Palace Sliema.

31 Aug 1896 Left for Dublin England.

4 Feb 1897 Promoted Surgeon-Lieutenant Colonel.

1899–5 Aug 1902 During the South African War of 1899-1902, he took part in the operations in the Transvaal, Orange River Colony and Cape Colony.

4 Jan 1900 Granted local rank of Colonel whilst in charge of a General Hospital in South Africa.

Jan 1900–Nov 1901 PMO No 6 General Hospital in South Africa.

Nov 1901–May 1902 PMO No 12 General Hospital in South Africa, with local rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

June 1903 Acting on behalf of the Widows and Orphans' Fund of No 6 General Hospital, South Africa Field Force donated the sum of £1390 19s 2d to the Compassionate Branch of the RAMC Fund. The money was to be spent on subscriptions for the admission of orphan children of Warrant Officers, NCO's and men of the RAMC into some charitable school or institution.1

20 Dec 1905 Retired.

17 July 1915 Re-employed during the Great War from July 1915.

References

  1. Drew R., 1968. Entry No: 6625. Medical Officers in the British Army 1660 – 1960. Volume 1: 1660 – 1898. London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
  2. RAMC/PE/3/27/Drew. Manuscript for Drew's Roll.
  3. TNA:WO 25/3901, Records of Service - Officers of the Medical Department (1790–1847).
  4. Malta Army and Navy directory at the Malta Chronicle office November 1895.
  5. Succession Book Vol 15. Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.
  6. Changes of Station September 1890. Br Med J (1890), 2; 1555: 926 (Published 18 October 1890).
  7. 1Corps News J R Army Med Corps (1903) 1 :3 ;254-255 September 1903.