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Biographical entry Macdonald, Thomas Wallis (1804 - 1884)

MRCS Feb 6th 1824; FRCS (by election) Aug 26th 1844.

1 April 1884
General surgeon


Studied at the London Hospital and then joined the Navy. His services were as follows: Assistant Surgeon HMS Conflict on the West Coast of Africa, with promotion for services during a fever epidemic at Fernando Po. On HM Steamer Phoenix under Admiral Henderson on the coast of Spain during the First Carlist War. From 1841-1845 Surgeon HMS Belleisle under Sir John Kingcome on the China Station during the final operations on the Yang-tse-Kiang, for which he received a medal; the troops employed were returned to India under his supervision. From 1845-1848 Surgeon HMS Hibernia, flagship of Admiral Peter Richards in the Mediterranean, and in January, 1848, Surgeon to the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert under Lord Adolphus Fitzclarence. He was promoted Deputy Inspector of Hospitals in July, 1854, and later was chief of the Royal Hospital, Yarmouth. He retired as Inspector-General in 1865, and died at 4 Lansdown Villas, Teignmouth, on April 1st, 1884. His photograph is in the Fellows' Album.

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