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Biographical entry Spong, Charles Stuart (1859 - 1924)

DSO 1898; MRCS Aug 7th1884; FRCS June 13th 1889; LSA 1884; BSc Lond 1880.

12 June 1859
Faversham, Kent
12 July 1924
Military surgeon


Born at Faversham on June 12th, 1859. He was educated at Guy's Hospital, where he was House Surgeon, Resident Obstetric Assistant, and Demonstrator of Anatomy. He was then House Surgeon to the Seamen's Hospital, Greenwich, and Clinical Assistant to the Evelina Hospital for Children.

Spong was gazetted Surgeon Captain in the Army Medical Department on July 27th, 1887, and later Captain RAMC from that date, promoted Major on July 27th, 1899, and retired with gratuity on Aug 16th, 1899. From Aug 13th, 1890, to Aug 12th, 1899, he had been seconded for service with the Egyptian Army, served at Dongola in 1896, on the Nile in 1897 and 1898, obtaining in 1897 the Medjidie Order and in 1898 the Distinguished Service Order. After retiring from the Army he became Medical Adviser to the Egyptian State Railways, lived at Ghezireh, Cairo, and died at Cairo on July 12th, 1924.

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