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PostSubject: Brigade Surgeon. T. Tarrant, M.D   Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:48 pm

"Brigade Surgeon. T. Tarrant, M.D. Was appointed S.M.O. of Pearson?s Column on its formation. After completing three field hospitals for the Column, established the Base Hospital at Herwen, and remained there till March 1879. Was then appointed S.M.O. of the Relief Column, and, taking part in its advance, was present at the battle of Gingindlovu. Mentioned in despatches. Was afterwards S.M.O. of Crealock?s Div., remaining with it in that capacity till it was broken up. On returning from Zululand was appointed S.M.O. of the camp and convalescent station at Pine Town."
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PostSubject: Re: Brigade Surgeon. T. Tarrant, M.D   Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:02 am

Brigade Surgeon T. Tarrant MD , Entitled to Medal with 78 - 79 Clasp , Also had British Crimea Medal and Clasp , Turkish Crimea Medal and Indian Mutiny Medal .
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PostSubject: Re: Brigade Surgeon. T. Tarrant, M.D   Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:29 am

"SURGEON-GENERAL T. TARRANT, M.D., retires under the age clause, he having
attained the age of 60 on November 13th. His commissions are dated: Assistant-
Surgeon, June 16th, 1854; Surgeon, July 10th, 1866; Surgeon-Major, March 1st.
1873; Brigade-Surgeon, November 27th, 1879; Deputy Surgeon-General, June
1st, 1883; and Surgeon-General, October 28th, 1889. He was appointed Principal
Medical Officer at Aldershot about a year ago. He served in the Eastern
campaign of 1854-55 (medal with clasp for Sebastopol, and Turkish medal; In
the Indian campaign of 1857-58, including the battle of Cawnpore, action of
Kalee Nuddee, and affair of Kunkur (medal); and in South Africa as Senior
Medical Officer in Wood's force from June to September, 1878 ; afterwards in
the Zulu war of 1879, in Pearson's column till March, 1879, and then with the
Ekowe relieving force, being present at the engagement at Gingindhlovu
(mentioned in despatches); was afterwards Principal Medical Officer of the
First Division from its formation until its dissolution (medal with clasp).
Deputy Surgeon-General J. G. FAUGHT succeeds Surgeon-General Tarrant as
Principal Medical Officer at Aldershot. Entering the service as Assistant-
Surgeon, January 5th. 1855, he became Surgeon, November 9th, 1867; Surgeon-
Major, March 1st, 1873; Brigade-Surgeon, April 17th, 1880; and Deputy Surgeon-
General, September 3rd, 1884. He was employed as Sanitary Officer at
C ape Coast Castle during the Ashanti war in 1874 (medal); served in the Afghan
war of 1878-80 (medal); in the Egyptian war of 1882 (medal, and Khedive's
star); and with the Bechuanaland expedition under Sir Charles Warren in
1884-85 as Principal Medical Officer."
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PostSubject: Re: Brigade Surgeon. T. Tarrant, M.D   Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:56 pm

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"Deputy Surgeon General Thomas Tarrant qualified LRCSI in 1853 and MD on 7 April 1854. He entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon on 16 June 1854.

The early part of his service was chiefly in the Royal Artillery and 12th Lancers. He served in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–1855 and was present at the Siege and fall of Sebastopol. He received the Crimea Medal with clasp and the Turkish Medal. "
Deputy Surgeon General Thomas Tarrant also served in the Indian Mutiny of 1857–1858. He was present at the Battle of Cawnpore, action of Kalee Nuddee, and affair of Kunkur (medal).

In South Africa, he was the Senior Medical Officer in Evelyn Wood's Force from June to September 1878. In the Zulu war of 1879, he served in Colonel Pearson's Column till March 1879 and then with the Ekowe relieving force. He was present at the engagement at Gingindlovu (mentioned in despatches 7 May 1879).

He was afterwards Principal Medical Officer of the 1st Division from its formation until its dissolution (medal with clasp)"

Service Record — Thomas Tarrant

16 June 1854 Staff Assistant Surgeon.

Malta 3 Sept 1854 Arrived from England.

13 Oct 1854 Left for Turkey and the Crimea. Served in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–1855.

28 July 1855 Assistant Surgeon Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers (Ordnance Medical Department).

Malta 1855 Returned to Malta.

Malta June 1856 Left Malta.

1857–1858 Served in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny, including the battle of Cawnpore, action of Kalee Nudee, and affair of Kunkur.

10 July 1866 Promoted Staff Surgeon from B Bty Royal Horse Artillery.

14 Sept 1866 Appointed Surgeon Cape Mounted Rifles.

29 Dec 1869 Surgeon 12th (The Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers. He served as their medical officer until April 1874 when he moved to the staff at Manchester.

1 Mar 1873 Promoted Surgeon–Major.

1875–1878 On duty at Manchester.

Sept 1878 Served in South Africa, as Senior Medical Officer in General Evelyn Wood's Force.

Mar 1879 Served in the Zulu War of 1879. On 29 March, about 5000 men under the command of Lord Chelmsford marched from Fort Tenedos on the Zulu side of the Lower Tugela river for the relief of Colonel Pearson's Column at Ekowe. The force consisted of over 3,000 European soldiers, 2,000 native contingent, and a naval brigade of about 600 men from the Shah, Teenedos, and Boadicea. Surgeon Major Tarrant was one of 12 medical officers and was in medical charge of the ambulance and the store wagon.

He was present at the engagement at Gingindlovu (2 April 1879), when the camp was attacked by about 13,000 Zulus. The action lasted 70 minutes and resulted in the loss of over a thousand Zulus. The medical officers attended the wounded under fire. The casualties were received by the senior medical officer Thomas Tarrant and his staff. They were treated in three small bell tents pitched beside the ambulance wagon in the rear, in an enclosed area which also had the horses and the oxen of the expedition.

27 Nov 1879 Promoted Brigade–Surgeon.

Jan 1880–1881 On duty in Dublin.

Malta 27 Jan 1882 Arrived at Malta.

Censored by the Director General AMD who disapproved in the manner Tarrant dealt with the case of a dangerous lunatic.

1 June 1883 Promoted Deputy Surgeon–General.

Malta 25 June 1883 Returned to England.

June 1886 Served in the Madras command. Was granted leave of absence for six months on a medical certificate.

Apr 1887 Served in the Madras Command. Officiated as Surgeon–General in the Bangalore Division and Ceded and Belgaum Districts, with temporary rank.

Jan 1889 Moved from Madras to York.

28 Oct 1889 Promoted Surgeon–General, ranking as Major–General vice William Sim Murray MB, who was granted retired pay.

13 Nov 1890 Retired.

1903 Made an Honorary Physician to the King.

June 1907 Was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the King's birthday honours in recognition for his service in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny.

3 Feb 1909 Deputy Surgeon General Thomas Tarrant of Charlestow, Queenstown, Cork died at Queenstown aged 79 years. He left a personal estate worth £4126

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