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"Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets JOHN GRANT, M.A., M.B., who also receives the C.B., entered the navy in 1868, he was specially promoted for services when in charge of small-pox patients in 1870. He served on shore in the Kaffir War in 1877, landed with the Naval Brigade in the Zulu War, and served during the Egyptian Campaign in the Eastern Soudan and was in action with the Royal Marine Battalion at Tamanieb".
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Surgeon Robert Grant

02 Sep 1842 Born in Banffshire, Scotland, son of Robert Grant of Blairnamarrow, Banffshire,

Educated at Aberdeen University

7 May 1868 Entered the Navy as an Acting Assistant Surgeon (Later changed to Surgeon in 1873) on HMS Canopus (Devonport)

9 Jun 1869 Assistant Surgeon on HMS Elk (Gun Vessel, China Station)

Dec 1872 Appointed Assistant Surgeon to HMS Cliio

1873 Assistant Surgeon re-designated to Surgeon

24 Dec 1874 Surgeon on HMS Hector (Coast Guard Service, Southampton Water)

3 Apr 1876 Surgeon on HMS Flora (Guard Vessel,, Simon’s Bay, Cape of Good Hope) during the Kaffir War (1877) served ashore with the 88th Regiment; Feb – Mar 1879 tended the small pox patients of HMS Boadicea, specially promoted; After the expiration of the quarantine of “Flora” in April 1879 he was seconded to HMS Boadicea for Naval Brigade during the second stage of the Zulu War, accompanied brigade to Port Durnford; served ashore from 20 Apr to 27 Jul 1879; mentioned in despatches, South Africa medal with “1877-8-9” clasp. While at Simon’s Bay he was Secretary of the Royal Naval Club in Simons Town from 1876 to 1879.

7 Jun 1879 Promoted to Staff Surgeon

6 Nov 1879 Staff Surgeon on HMS Valiant (Coast Guard Service, Tarbert, River Shannon)

3 Oct 1880 Staff Surgeon to HMS Duke of Wellington (Flag Ship, Portsmouth)

14 Feb 1881 Staff Surgeon, for temporary service, on HMS Champion (Corvette, Pacific Station)

24 Jun 1882 Staff Surgeon on HMS Orion (Corvette, Mediterranean) served during the Egyptian Campaign of 1882; Egypt medal and Khedive’s Star

3 Jul 1883 Staff Surgeon on HMS Orontes (Troopship) served during the Operations in Eastern Sudan in 1884; He became Medical Officer in charge of Transports, accompanying the Royal Marines Battalion at the Battle of Tamanieb, and was” Mentioned in Despatches” for his admirable arrangements for the sick and wounded; “Suakin” clasp

30 Apr 1885 Staff Surgeon on HMS Pembroke (Flag Ship of the Admiral Superintendent, Chatham)

29 Apr 1888 Promoted to Fleet Surgeon

28 May 1888 Fleet Surgeon on HMS Temeraire (Battle Ship 1st Class, Mediterranean)

22 Oct 1891 Fleet Surgeon on HMS Swiftsure (Battle Ship 2nd Class, Flag Ship, Pacific)

1894 Fleet Surgeon at Royal Marine Infirmary, Portsmouth

Mar 1895 appointed Fleet Surgeon on HMS Crescent

10 Apr 1897 Promoted to Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets

1898 Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets at Royal Hospital, Chatham

23 May 1901 Promoted to Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets

26 Jun 1902 Appointed a Companion of the Honorable Order of the Bath (C. B.)

12 Aug 1902 Place on the Retired List at his own request

14 Jul 1910 Died at age 68 at Ballindalloch, Banffshire


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