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No 142 Surgeon Henry March Webb MRCS (Eng 1843) MB (Lond 1844) LSAL (1844)
28 Feb 1822 [Leicester] – 5 Oct 1904 [London]

Surgeon Henry March Webb entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon on 23 September 1845. He retired with the rank of Honorary Deputy Inspector General on 12 November 1870. He had no war service.

In 1868, he published a Case of drowning resuscitation after four minutes submersion with death in twenty six hours in the Army Medical Department Report Vol X; 349 (1868).

Service Record — Henry March Webb

23 Sept 1845 Commissioned Staff Assistant Surgeon.

1846 – 1849 Served in the West Indies.

1850 At Chatham and Sunderland Barracks.

1851 – 1854 On duty in Ceylon.

8 Dec 1854 Promoted Surgeon 51st (2nd Yorkshire, West Riding, The King's Own Light Infantry) Regiment vice Surgeon George Stewart Beatson who was promoted on the Staff.

Malta 15 Aug 1855 Arrived from England.

Malta 14 Feb 1856 On leave at England on medical certificate.

Malta 2 June 1856 Returned to England. Left for Bombay.

13 May 1859 Appointed Surgeon 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot, vice John Ewing who moved to the Staff. The subsequent vacancy in 51st Foot was filled by Staff Surgeon 2nd Class Alexander Smith.

3 Feb 1860 Appointed Staff Surgeon.

1860 – 1861 At Cork, Ireland.

24 May 1861 Surgeon 2nd/12th (East Suffolk) Regiment of Foot.

29 July 1862 Appointed Surgeon 18th Hussars, on the retirement of Surgeon Melville Neale.

3 June 1864 Exchanged with Surgeon Cornelius Clark Rutherford 13th Hussars.

30 Dec 1864 Exchanged with Staff Surgeon Lancelot Armstrong.

1865 – 1866 At Chatham.

23 Sept 1865 Promoted Surgeon-Major.

1867 – 1868 On duty at St Helena.

1868 – 1869 At Colchester.

1869 – 1870 At Winchester.

12 Nov 1870 Retired on half-pay with the Honorary Rank of Deputy Inspector General.

5 Oct 1904 Died at his residence, 52 Beaumont Street London, aged 82 years.

References

  1. Drew R., 1968. Entry No: 4821. 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 4 (1 May 1846). Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.