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PostSubject: Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel Robert Drury, M.D., R.U.I.,    Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:55 pm

"Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel Robert Drury, M.D., R.U.I., 1870; A.S.Staff, 30 Sept 1871; Army Medical Department, Surgeon 30th September 1871; Surgeon Major 30 September 1883; Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel 30th September 1891; R.A.M.C. Lieutenant Colonel 30th September 1891; r.p 3 May 1902. Served south Africa 1879-81".
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PostSubject: Re: Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel Robert Drury, M.D., R.U.I.,    Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:00 pm

Surgeon-Lieutenant-Colonel Drury served in the Zulu war of 1879, and in the subsequent operations against Sekukuni (medal with clasp), and in the Boer war of 1881.

Lieut.-Colonel Robert Drury, R.A.M.C.(ret.), died on January 23rd, 1928 aged 80. He was born on October 1st, 1847, and educated at Galway and in the Dublin School of the Royal College of Surgeon in Ireland, graduating as M.D. in the Royal University in 1870, and also taking the L.R.C.S.I. in 1871. Entering the army as assistant surgeon on September 30th, 1871, he became surgeon lieutenant colonel after twenty years' service, and retired on May 3rd, 1902. He served in the South African campaigns of 1879-81, in the Zulu war, and in the operations against Sekukuni, receiving the medal with a clasp; also in the Transvaal campaign, or first Boer war.

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