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Biographical entry Pinhey, Robert (1792 - 1860)

MRCS May 6th 1814; FRCS (by election) Aug 26th, 1844.

September 1792
28 April 1860
General surgeon


Born in September, 1792, the son of John Pinhey, of Exeter. He entered the Bombay Army as Assistant Surgeon on Sept 22nd, 1816, and was promoted Surgeon on May 1st, 1824; Superintending Surgeon on Jan 31st, 1840; Inspector-General of Hospitals on Jan 1st, 1844; and Surgeon General on March 1st, 1844.

He saw active service in the 3rd Maratha, Pindari, or Deccan War, 1817-1818, and in Afghanistan in 1838-1839, where he was present at the capture of Ghazni. He retired on Jan 1st, 1846, and died at Karsfield, Exeter, on April 28th, 1860. He was one of the twenty-nine officers of the IMS admitted to the Fellowship on Aug 26th, 1844.

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