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Biographical entry Pitman, Henry (1818 - 1882)

MRCS April 13th 1840; FRCS Feb 9th 1865; LSA 1840.

4 January 1818
Calcutta, India
1 September 1882
General surgeon


Born on Jan 4th, 1818, at Fort William, Calcutta, the eldest son of Captain Pitman, of the 59th Regiment. He was appointed to the Bombay Army as Assistant Surgeon on Jan 17th, 1844, was promoted Surgeon on Aug 27th, 1861, and Surgeon Major on Jan 17th, 1864. He was a passenger on the transport Julia when she was wrecked, and for his services was thanked by the Government in General Orders on Aug 4th, 1857. He retired on Feb 5th, 1871, lived at the Manor House, Alstone, Cheltenham, and died at Wyborne on Sept 1st, 1882.

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