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Biographical entry Turner, John (1814 - 1889)

MRCS Feb 2nd 1838; FRCS Feb 13th 1862.

21 October 1814
23 November 1889
General surgeon


Born on Oct 21st, 1814, and entered the Bombay Army on Jan 2nd, 1843. He was promoted to Surgeon on June 9th, 1860, to Surgeon Major on Jan 2nd, 1863, and to Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals on July 17th, 1872. He saw active service in China in 1841-1842 as Surgeon of the HEIC's steamship Nemesis, and is mentioned by Colonel Sykes for his services in this vessel. During the war he was present at the capture of Amoy and Chusan, the occupation of Ningpo, the assault and capture of Chapu, the occupation of Nankin, the capture of Canton and Taisan: he received the Medal and was mentioned in dispatches (London Gazette, 1841, June 11). In the Indian Mutiny he took part in the Central India Campaign and the pursuit of Tantia Topi, for which he received the Medal. Turner retired on Oct 31st, 1874, and died at Bath on Nov 23rd, 1889.

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