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Biographical entry Morgan, David Lloyd (1823 - 1892)

CB 1871; MRCS April 17th 1846; FRCS Dec 19th 1861; MD St Andrews.

Rhôsmaen, Wales
3 December 1892
Rhôsmaen, Wales
General surgeon


Born at Rhôsmaen, near Llandilo. He studied at the London Hospital, entered the Royal Navy in 1846, and was successively Staff Surgeon, Fleet Surgeon, Deputy Inspector-General, and finally in 1877 Inspector-General. His career was distinguished by a large amount of actual service on the West Coast of Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Black Sea. He was present at the operations against Sebastopol and was awarded the Crimean and Turkish Medals; with land forces in China he was present at the capture of Canton, Cheksing, and the Taku Forts, receiving the Medal and special commendation. In Japan and China stations from 1862-1865 he was Senior Medical Officer on HMS Euryalus, the flagship, and later on the Royal Alfred, flagship in the West Indies. As Deputy Inspector-General he served at Bermuda, Hong Kong, and Chatham. In 1871 he received the Blane Medal and was gazetted CB. He was Inspector-General at Plymouth and at Haslar, and shortly before his death he was appointed Hon Physician to Queen Victoria. He died in retirement at Rhosmaen on Dec 3rd, 1892.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Lancet, 1892, ii, 1421. Brit Med Jour, 1892, ii, 1409].

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