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Biographical entry O'Meara, Eugene John (1874 - 1962)

OBE 1919; Kaisar-i-Hind 1909; MRCS 14 November 1901; FRCS 12 June 1902; LSA 1897; LRCP 1901; DPH Cambridge 1902.

12 July 1874
25 June 1962
General surgeon


Born on 12 July 1874, for his medical education he went to Guy's Hospital, and, after qualifying in 1897, he entered the Indian Medical Service on 28 January 1898 obtaining a gold medal in military medicine at Netley. Promoted Captain on 28 January 1901, he was awarded the Kaisar-i-Hind medal, first class, on 1 January 1909. He became a Major on 28 June 1909 and Lieutenant-Colonel on 28 July 1917. At the end of the first world war he was awarded the OBE for his services.

In 1933 after retirement he was living in Naples, and at one time later in Torca Hill, Dalkey, Co Dublin. He moved to Bournemouth and died there after a long illness on 25 June 1962 aged 87.

Medical Guide for India and the Tropics 1920; 3rd edition 1947.

Sources used to compile this entry: [The Times 26 June 1962 without memoir; Brit med J 1962, 2, 266; Crawford's Roll of IMS, general list, No 23].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England