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Biographical entry Woolbert, Henry Robert (1858 - 1951)

MRCS 24 April 1884; FRCS 10 December 1885; MB London 1884.

21 December 1858
14 December 1951
Alassio, Italy
Military surgeon


Born on 21 December 1858, he was educated at University College, London and took honours at the final MB examination in 1884. He took the Fellowship in 1885 and was gazetted Surgeon in the Indian Medical Service on the Bengal establishment on 1 October 1885. He was promoted Surgeon-Major in 1897, and Lieutenant-Colonel in 1905. Placed on the special list for promotion on 1 April 1910, he retired with extra pension on 30 June 1913, but rejoined for war service on 7 November 1914 and served in a hospital ship, winning the star and two medals.

After retirement he lived at Lulamora, Alassio, Italy, where he died on 14 December 1951 aged nearly 93.

Medico-topographical account of Deoli, Rajputana, with the medical history of the Deoli Irregular Force. 1899.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Crawford's Roll of IMS, Bengal list, No 2197].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England