amoaful73 wrote: Seriously though, if you do get queries that mention Ashanti, ....................Surgeon William Venour, AMD...................
Brigade-Surgeon TYLER OUGHTON has died of heart-disease. He was born in
Jamaica, in 1836, and entered the army as Assistant-Surgeon, January 24th,
1864; became Surgeon, March 1st, 1873; and Surgeon-Major, August 22nd, 1876;
retiring with a step of honorary rank, October 29th, 1881. He served in the
Ashantee war in 1873-74 (medal), and with a mountain battery of Royal Artillery
in the Afghan war, in 1879-80; and took part in the celebrated march to Candahar,
under Sir Frederick Roberts, and in the battle of September 1st .(medal with
clasp, and bronze star).
SURGEON - MAJOR - GENERAL JOHN GEORGE FAUGHT, M.R.C.S., died at Southsea, on June 12th, in his 78th year. He was a son of the late Rev. G. S. Faught, Rector of Bradfield St. Clare, Suffolk; was educated at King William’s College, Isle of Man, and entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon, January 5th, 1855; becoming Surgeon, November 9th, 1867; Surgeon-Major, March lst, 1873; Brigade-Surgeon, April 17th, 1880; Deputy Surgeon-General, September 3rd, 1884; and Surgeon-Major-General, November 13th, 1890. He retired from the service, December 15th, 1892. He was employed as Sanitary Officer, at Cape Coast Castle, during the Ashanti war in 1874, receiving a medal. He was also in the Afghan war in 1878-80 (medal); in the Egyptian war in 1882 (medal and Khedive's bronze star); in the Bechuanaland Expedition in 1884-85, as Principal Medical Officer, for which he was honourably mentioned; and again as Principal Medical Officer in the operations in Zululand in 1888. He was appointed an Honorary Surgeon to Queen Victoria in 1897.
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