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H. M. Chichester

revised by James Lunt

Donaldson, Joseph (1794–1830), soldier and surgeon, was born in Glasgow, where his father was employed by a mercantile house. With some school companions he ran away to sea and made a voyage to the West Indies, which disenchanted him of a sea life, and he returned home and was sent back to school by his father. Early in 1809 he again ran away, and without communicating with his friends enlisted in the old ...

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Dunn, James Churchill (1871–1955), medical doctor and army officer, was born at Churchill, near Auckland, New Zealand, on 24 February 1871, the only known child of Richard Dunn (1839–1871), from a family of coal-masters in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, and his young Irish wife. Within three or four months of ...

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Charles Creighton

revised by David Gates

Hennen, John (1779–1828), army officer and military surgeon, born on 21 April 1779, at Castlebar, co. Mayo, was the younger son of James Hennen, a medical practitioner, and was descended from a family who had held land near Castlebar since the Cromwellian occupation. After school at ...

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Johnson, Thomas (1595x1600–1644), apothecary and soldier, was born at Selby in Yorkshire, probably between 1595 and 1600, of unknown parentage. All that is known of his early life is that at some time he lived 'in the further side of Lincolnshire' (...

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McKendrick, Anderson Gray (1876–1943), mathematician, epidemiologist, and army officer, was born on 8 September 1876 at 1 Chester Street, Edinburgh, youngest of the five children of John Gray McKendrick (1841–1926), professor of physiology in Glasgow, and his wife, Mary Souttar (1842–1896), eldest daughter of ...

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Mercer, Hugh (1725–1777), physician and revolutionary army officer in America, was born in Aberdeen, the son of William Mercer, possibly a minister, and his wife, Anna Munro. He studied medicine at Marischal College, Aberdeen, from 1740 to 1744. He joined the Jacobite army of ...

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Nooth, John Mervin (1737–1828), physician and army officer, was born on 5 September 1737 at Sturminster Newton, Dorset, the son of Henry Nooth, apothecary, and his wife, Bridget, daughter of John Mervin, apothecary. He studied medicine at Edinburgh, graduating MD in 1766, and subsequently spent some time on the continent. In 1773 he was living in ...

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O'Higgins [formerly Higgins], Thomas Francis (1889–1953), medical officer, army officer, and politician in Ireland, was born on 20 November 1889 in Stradbally, Queen's county (later co. Laois), Ireland, the second son of the sixteen children of Thomas Francis Higgins (d. 1923)...

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Prescott, Oliver (1731–1804), physician and revolutionary army officer in America, was born on 27 April 1731 in Groton, Massachusetts, the son of Benjamin Prescott and his wife, Abigail Oliver. He attended Harvard College, graduated in 1750, and studied medicine for a time with ...

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Pugh, Peter David Storie- (1919–2011), army officer and veterinary surgeon, was born on 1 November 1919 at Singleton, Eardley Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, the son of Leslie Penrhys Pugh (1895–1983), a distinguished veterinary surgeon and later professor of veterinary clinical studies at Cambridge, and his first wife, ...

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Peter David Storie- Pugh (1919–2011) by Bassano Ltd., 1968 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sinton, John Alexander (1884–1956), soldier and malariologist, was born on 2 December 1884 at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, the third of the seven children of Walter Lyon Sinton (1860–1930?) and his wife, Isabella Mary, née Pringle (1860–1924). His parents were both from the north of ...

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John Alexander Sinton (1884–1956) by Charles H. Halliday, 1947 © Charles H. Halliday; collection Royal Society

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Watson, Alexandra Mary Chalmers [Mona; née Alexandra Mary Geddes] (1872–1936), medical practitioner and head of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, was born in India on 31 May 1872, the eldest child of Acland (later Auckland) Campbell Geddes (1831–1908), civil engineer, and his wife, ...

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Young, Mary Helen (1883–1945), nurse and resistance worker, was born on 5 June 1883 at 24 View Terrace, Aberdeen, the youngest of the three children of Alexander Young (1855–1913), a grocer's clerk, and his wife, Elizabeth Ann Burnett (1854–1884). Her mother died while ...

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Yudenitch [Yudenich], Flora Sandes- (1876–1956), nurse and soldier in the Serbian service, was born on 22 January 1876 at Nether Poppleton, near York, the youngest daughter of the Revd Samuel Dickson Sandes (1822–1914) and his wife, Sophia Julia Besnard (d. 1911). She came from a large family, was educated by governesses, and trained as a secretary. She also received first-aid training with the ...