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Category:Robert Wilson (surgeon)

From: Robert Wilson was born at Stranraer, Wigtonshire, on 20 May 1825. MD (Edinburgh) 1845; Assistant Surgeon, 7th Dragoons, 25 August 1848; Surgeon, 6th Dragoons, 9 February 1855; Staff Surgeon, 2nd Class, 16 March 1855. Lord Raglan’s second despatch as to the battle of Inkermann, dated Before Sebastopol, 11th November 1854, contains the following passage: “ ...His Royal Highness (the Duke of Cambridge) speaks also in the highest terms of the spirited exertions of Assistant Surgeon Wilson of the 7th Hussars, who at a critical moment rallied a few men which enabled them to hold the ground till re-inforced.” Wilson retired and was granted a military allowance from 1 January 1856 to 31 December 1858."

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