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Ballingall, Sir George (1780–1855), military surgeon and medical writer, was born on 2 May 1780 at Forglen, Banffshire, the son of the Revd Robert Ballingall, and his wife, a daughter of J. Simson of Edinshead. His education began at the Falkland parish school...

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Brydon, William (1811–1873), army surgeon, was born in London on 10 October 1811, the second son and second of the eight children of William Brydon (c.1761–1843), merchant, and his wife, Mary Ann, née Comberbach (1783–1841). On his father's side he was descended from a Scottish border family, one member of which had distinguished himself as provost of ...

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Chavasse, Noel Godfrey (1884–1917), army medical officer and holder of two Victoria crosses, was born on 9 November 1884 at 36 New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, the second (and identical twin) son of Francis James Chavasse (1846–1928), Church of England clergyman, and his wife, ...

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Hood, Sir Alexander (1888–1980), army medical officer and colonial governor, was born on 25 September 1888 at 68 Easter Road, Leith, Edinburgh, the son of Alexander Hood, clerk, and his wife, Agnes Marshall, née Cunningham. He was educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh...

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MacArthur, Sir William Porter (1884–1964), army medical officer, was born at Belmont, co. Down, on 11 March 1884, the second child and only son of John Porter MacArthur, partner in a firm of tea importers in Belfast, and his wife, Margaret Rainey, daughter of ...

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McGrigor, Sir James, first baronet (1771–1858), military surgeon, was born at Cromdale, Inverness-shire, on 9 April 1771, the eldest of the three sons of Colquhoun McGrigor (d. 1800), merchant of Aberdeen, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Lewis Grant of Lathendrey in ...

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Parke, Thomas Heazle (1857–1893), army medical officer and explorer in Africa, was the second son of William Parke JP, of Clogher House, Drumsna, co. Roscommon, and Henrietta, daughter of Henry Holmes of Newport House, Isle of Wight. The family, said to be of Kentish origin, settled in ...

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Pringle, Sir John, first baronet (1707–1782), military physician, was born on 10 April 1707 at Stichill House, in the Scottish border county of Roxburghshire, the youngest son of Sir John Pringle, baronet, and his wife, Magdalen, sister of Sir Gilbert Elliott, baronet, of ...

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Sandwith, Humphry (1822–1881), army physician and author, was born and baptized at Bridlington, Yorkshire, on 12 April 1822, the son of Humphry Sandwith (d. 1867), a physician, and his wife, Jane, the daughter of Isaac Ward, a shipping merchant. His schooling included two years (1832–4) at ...

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Sloggett, Sir Arthur Thomas (1857–1929), army medical officer, was born on 24 November 1857 at 4 Napier Street, Stoke Damerel, Devonport, Devon, the son of William Henry Sloggett, surgeon on HMS Calypso (later inspector-general of the Royal Navy), of Tremabyn, Paignton, Devon...