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Biographical entry Jones, William (1782 - 1862)

MRCS June 1st 1804; FRCS (by election) Aug 26th 1844; MD Glasgow 1818.

21 October 1782
8 August 1862
General surgeon


Born on Oct 21st, 1782. He entered the Army on Nov 12th, 1805, as Surgeon's Mate on the hospital staff, not attached to a Regiment, and was gazetted Assistant Surgeon of the 95th Foot on Nov 21st, 1805. He was promoted Surgeon of the 40th Foot on Sept 3rd, 1812, and retired on half pay on May 10th, 1831. His war service was long and distinguished. In Buenos Ayres in 1807 he was a prisoner of war; from 1808-1814 he served in the Peninsular War; from 1814-1815 in the United States. He was present at the Battle of Waterloo. He died at Burton-on-Trent on Aug 8th, 1862, but appears to have lived at Glan Helen, Carnarvonshire.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Johnston's RAMC Roll, No 2553].

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