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Biographical entry White, William (1814 - 1875)

MRCS June 27th 1836; FRCS Nov 10th 1859.

22 July 1814
12 December 1875
Penrhos, Carnarvon
General surgeon


Born on July 22nd, 1814; he studied at St Bartholomew's Hospital and entered the IMS, Bengal Army, as Assistant Surgeon on July 4th, 1848. He was promoted to Surgeon on Sept 6th, 1862, to Surgeon Major on July 4th, 1868, and retired on Aug 20th, 1871. He was on active service in the 2nd Sikh or Punjab War, 1848-1849, being present at the Battle of Gujerat, and was awarded the Medal; he was also in the Burmah campaign, 1852, and was present at the capture of Rangoon, for which he also obtained the Medal. He died at Penrhos, Carnarvon, on Dec 12th, 1875.

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