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Biographical entry Standage, Robert Frazer (1868 - 1927)

CIE 1922; MRCS Nov 14th 1889; FRCS Dec 9th 1920; LRCP Lond 1889; MRCP 1917.

15 January 1927
Military surgeon


Educated at St Bartholomew's Hospital, where he gained the Bentley Surgical Prize in 1890. He was then appointed House Surgeon and House Physician at the Metropolitan Hospital, and entered the Indian Medical Service as Lieutenant in 1895. His first years were spent mainly on plague and famine duty, and for his famine work he received the thanks of the Bombay Government in 1897. In 1897-1899 he was engaged in the African Uganda Rising, was mentioned in dispatches, and awarded the Medal with Clasps. In 1900 he was appointed Residency Surgeon at Bangalore, and at Mysore in 1902, where he remained until his retirement, except for the period of the Great War. He was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel in 1915, and was on military duty from July, 1917, to March, 1919, in British, Portuguese, and German East Africa, Nyassaland, and Northern Rhodesia. He was mentioned in dispatches, and received the Medal in January, 1919, was gazetted CIE in January, 1922, and in 1926 received the Order of St John of Jerusalem.

In his early days he was a good cricketer and a keen shikari. He retired from the Indian Medical Service in January, 1926, after thirty years' service, and joined a friend in practice at Venice.

He died suddenly in London on Jan 15th, 1927, being survived by his wife, whom he had married in 1902, and a son.

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