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Williams Thomas Robert

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336 Surgeon Major Thomas Robert Williams MD (Ed 1853) FRCS Eng (1868)
6 Feb 1832 [Swansea] – 29 Aug 1891 [Gloucester]

Introduction

Surgeon Major Thomas Robert Williams qualified MD Edinburgh in 1853. He obtained his Diploma in Midwifery in 1853 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1868.

He entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon on 24 March 1854 and served with the 88th Foot in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–1855. Surgeon Major Thomas Robert Williams was present at Alma, Inkerman, and the siege of Sebastopol. He received the Crimea Medal with clasp and the Turkish Medal. In 1857, he served in the Indian Mutiny of 1857–1858. He was present at Cawnpore and the siege of Lucknow and Calpee, for which he received a medal with clasp.

Surgeon Major Thomas Robert Williams died near Gloucester on 29 August 1891.

Service Record — Thomas Robert Williams

24 Mar 1854 Appointed Assistant Surgeon 88th (Connaught Rangers).

Served with the 88th Regiment in the Crimean War. He was present at Alma, Inkerman, and the siege of Sebastopol.

1857 Served in the Indian Mutiny campaign.

19 Dec 1862 Exchanged with Staff Assistant Surgeon Robert Edward Heath who moved to 88th Foot.

1863 On duty at Pembroke.

15 Jan 1864 Promoted Surgeon. Served in Colchester

31 Jan 1865 Appointed Surgeon 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot, vice Benjamin William Marlow who moved to Staff. He served as a medical officer with 28th Foot until 1873 when he moved to the Staff at Dover.

Malta 7 Mar 1872 Arrived at Malta.

21 July 1872 Returned to England on sick leave.

Malta 21 Dec 1872 Returned to Malta.

Malta 30 June 1873 Returned to England on sick leave.

1873 On duty at Dover.

1874 – 1877 On duty with 57th Brigade Depot, Perth.

24 Mar 1874 Promoted Surgeon Major.

27 Apr 1877 Retired on half-pay with the rank of Surgeon Major.

Bibliography

  • Drew R., 1968. Entry No: 5201. Medical Officers in the British Army 1660 – 1960. Volume I: 1660 – 1898. London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
  • RAMC/PE/3/27/Drew. Manuscript for Drew's Roll.
  • Succession Books Vol VI. Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.