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Biographical entry Withecombe, John Rees (1816 - 1904)

MRCS March 12th 1841; FRCS Dec 17th 1857; M and LSA 1841; MRCP Lond 1859; MD St Andrews 1841.

21 November 1816
1 February 1904
General surgeon


Born on Nov 21st, 1816, studied at Guy's Hospital, entered the IMS, Bengal Army, on Feb 15th, 1842, and was promoted to Surgeon March 21st, 1856. He saw active service in Sind, 1843; in the Sikh and Punjab War, 1848-1849, being present at the Battles of Ramnagar, Chilianwala, and Gujerat, and being awarded the Medal and two Clasps. He retired on July 10th, 1859, and in 1893 was Master of the Society of Apothecaries. He died at Richmond on Feb 1st, 1904.

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