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Biographical entry Heward, Sir Simon (1769 - 1846)

Knight Bachelor, June 5th 1837; Member of the Corporation of Surgeons, Jan 5th 1793; FRCS Dec 11th 1843, one of the original 300 Fellows.

14 April 1846
Carlisle, UK
General surgeon


Entered the Madras Army as Assistant Surgeon on Dec 31st, 1795. He saw service in the Fourth Mysore War in 1799, was present at the capture of Seringapatam, and received the Medal. He was promoted Surgeon on Oct 5th, 1803, appointed Garrison Surgeon of Fort St George on Dec 9th, 1814, was Superintending Surgeon from May 22nd, 1819, to June 17th, 1831, and acted in that capacity in the First Burma War, 1824-1825, again receiving a Medal. He was Chief of the Medical Staff in Ava, and for his various services received on June 5th, 1837, the honour of knighthood, then very rarely conferred on Medical Officers. He retired and lived at Carlisle until his death on April 14th, 1846.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Crawford's History of the Indian Medical Service, ii, 39, 212, 412].

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