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Biographical entry Pooler, John ( - 1850)

MRCS June 19th 1800; FRCS (by election) Aug 26th 1844.

16 January 1850
General surgeon


Joined the Army as a Regimental Surgeon's Mate on Oct 10th, 1794, gazetted Assistant Surgeon to the 17th Foot, June 16th, 1798, and saw service in Holland in 1799. On Oct 16th, 1800, he was transferred to the 16th Dragoons, and on July 9th, 1803, was promoted Surgeon in the 16th Battalion of Reserve. He joined the 71st Foot March 9th, 1805, the 72nd Foot June 9th, 1808, and the Staff Aug 17th, 1809. Meanwhile he was on active service at the Cape of Good Hope, at Buenos Ayres in 1806, when he was taken prisoner, at Walcheren, and then in the Peninsula from 1811-1813. He died at Leamington on Jan 16th, 1850.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Johnston's RAMC Roll, No. 1800].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England