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No 233 Surgeon Thomas Park MRCS (Eng 1847) LSAL (1847)
21 Jan 1825 – 30 Apr 1894 [Leamington]

Surgeon Thomas Park served with the Royal Artillery in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–1855. He was at the Battle of Inkerman, the fall of Sebastopol and the repulse of the sortie on 26 October 1854. He received the Crimean Medal with two clasps, the Turkish Medal and was made a Knight of the French Legion of Honour.

Surgeon Thomas Park published A case of lithotrity. AMD Report vol II (1860). He died at Leamington in April 1894.

Service Record — Thomas Park

13 Sept 1849 Temporary Assistant Surgeon Ordnance Medical Department.

1 Apr 1850 Commissioned Assistant Surgeon Ordnance Medical Department.

21 Dec 1855 Promoted Staff Surgeon of the 2nd Class from the Ordnance and Field Train Medical Department.
Served in the Crimean War.

July 1856 Awarded the Legion of Honour from the Emperor of the French for distinguished services in the war against Russia.

1 Oct 1856 Reduced to half-pay.

28 Aug 1857 Recalled from half-pay as Staff Surgeon of the 2nd Class.

11 Sept 1857 Appointed Surgeon 1 Royal Artillery.

1859 Moved from 1 to 3 Bde Royal Artillery.

21 Dec 1860 PMO Devonport reported that he was An attentive, able and zealous officer.

Malta 19 Aug 1861 Arrived from England.

Malta 1862 Surgeon Royal Artillery.

Malta 23 July 1863 To England on private leave.

Malta 1864 Surgeon Royal Artillery.

Malta 1865 Surgeon Royal Artillery.

Malta 17 Sept 1866 To England on leave.

Malta 8 Jan 1867 Surgeon Royal Artillery.

29 Aug 1867 Left for Canada.

9 Aug 1870 Promoted Surgeon-Major Royal Artillery.

22 Apr 1871 Retired to half-pay from 3 Royal Artillery with the rank of Surgeon-Major.

References

  1. Drew R., 1968. Entry No: 5014. 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. Succession Book Vol 5 (1 May 1846). Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.
  4. TNA:WO 25/3944, Confidential Reports on Medical Officers (Aug 1860–June 1861).