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Biographical entry Lynn, William Bewicke (1786 - 1878)

MRCS, Oct 2nd, 1807; FRCS, Dec 11th, 1843, one of the original 300 Fellows.

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27 July 1878
Claygate, Surrey, UK
General surgeon and Military surgeon


Was gazetted Assistant Surgeon in the 5th Foot on July 13th, 1809, and retired on half pay on Sept 25th, 1817, commuting his half pay on June 22nd, 1830. He saw active service in Walcheren in 1809 and served in the Peninsula War from 1810-1814. He also served in Canada during the years 1814-1815. After he had retired he settled in practice in Westminster, and by 1847 had removed to Claygate in Surrey, and later to Aldenham Grove, Elstree, Herts, whence he returned to Claygate, where he died on July 27th, 1878. His son was W T Lynn, the Cambridge astronomer.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Johnston's RAMC Roll, No.2993.].

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