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Biographical entry Smith, Charles Manners (1822 - 1883)

MRCS April 28th 1843; FRCS Feb 12th 1864; LSA 1843.

22 April 1883
Military surgeon


Born in 1822 and baptized on April 5th of that year; son of Joseph Smith, of Kempsey, Worcestershire. He joined the Bengal Army as Assistant Surgeon on March 19th, 1845, being promoted Surgeon on Feb 21st, 1859; Surgeon Major on March 19th, 1865; and Deputy Inspector-General when in charge of the Meerut District on March 31st, 1872. He saw active service with the 6th Light Cavalry in the Second Sikh or Punjab War (1848-1849), being present at the siege and capture of Multan, the action at Surajkund, and the Battle of Gujerat (Medal with two Clasps). For many years he was on civil duty in Lahore, where he was Professor of Medicine at the Military College. He retired on March 31st, 1877, and died at his residence, Kempsey House, Oxford Gardens, Kensington, W, on April 22nd, 1883.

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