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Biographical entry Piper, Samuel Ayrault (1785 - 1867)

MRCS April 18th 1806; FRCS (by election) Aug 26th 1844; MD Glasgow 1830.

13 March 1785
19 January 1867
Richmond, Surrey
General surgeon


Born at Penzance on March 13th, 1785. He was appointed Assistant Surgeon in the Madras Army on July 15th, 1805, but on joining HM 30th Foot without leave of the HEIC he was discharged in 1807. He was gazetted Assistant Surgeon to the 30th Foot on Dec 27th, 1806; promoted Surgeon to the 83rd Foot on Feb 20th, 1823, transferred to the 30th Foot on Nov 18th, 1830, and to the Provincial Battalion on Dec 5th, 1832. He served in the Third Maratha, Pindari, or Deccan Campaign, 1817-1818, was placed on half pay on Dec 22nd 1846, and then from June 25th, 1852, for six years was on full pay as Surgeon to the Military Prison, Fort Clarence. He was one of the twenty-nine officers of the IMS admitted to the Fellowship on Aug 26th, 1844. He died at 4 Sussex Villas, Cambridge Road, Richmond, Surrey, on Jan 19th, 1867.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Crawford's History of the Indian Medical Service, I, 508. Johnston's RAMC Roll, No. 2704. The list of Fellows elected in 1844 is in the Lancet, 1844, ii, 108].

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