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PostSubject: Norbury, Inspector General Sir Henry Frederick, KCB, MD   Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:57 pm

He was born at Wool, Haversham, Dorset. He was educated at St Bartholomew's Hospital and the University, Malta; he was Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets in the RN, and was for several years Director General of the Medical Department at the Admiralty; was Staff Surgeon of the Active Flagship on the Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa stations from 1876-9, and served on shore with the Naval Brigade during the Kaffir War in 1877-8 (twice mentioned in despatches).[b] During the Zulu War in 1879, he was Principal Med. Officer of Sir C Pearson's column, and of the garrison of Fort Eshowe during the time of its investment by the Zulus, and after its relief by-Lord Chelmsford, was PMO of the Naval Brigade and advanced a second time into the Zulu country (several times mentioned in despatches, both naval and military;[/b] created a CB (military), and promoted to the rank of Fleet Surgeon; medal with three clasps). In 1879 he was awarded the Blanc Gold Medal. General Norbury was Inspector General of the Royal Naval Hosp., Plymouth, from 1895-98, is Honorary Surgeon to HM King Edward VII, a Knight of Grace of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, and an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons; he has received the Jubilee and Coronation medals and was created KCB in 1897. He is the author of The Naval Brigade in South Africa, and married in March, 1868, Mina, daughter of E G Wade Brown.


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PostSubject: Norbury"s book   Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:17 am

hi all.
His book is interesting reading , this was the cheapest i could find.http://www.abebooks.co.uk/products/isbn/9781843429203/Norbury-Henry-F/Naval-Brigade-in-South-Africa-During-the-Years-1877-78-79/ cheers 90th.
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PostSubject: Re: Norbury, Inspector General Sir Henry Frederick, KCB, MD   Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:26 am

Hi all

This book can be read online for free.

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PostSubject: Re: Norbury, Inspector General Sir Henry Frederick, KCB, MD   Sun May 23, 2010 12:45 pm

Sir Henry Frederick Norbury, K.C.B., M.D., F.R.C.S., R.N. (1839-1925); educated at Oundle School; studied medicine at St. Bart’s,
London and the University of Malta; M.R.C.S 1860; appointed Surgeon in the Navy, 1860; M.D. 1870; Staff Surgeon 1872;
appointed to the corvette H.M.S.Active on the Cape and West Africa stations, October 1876; and whilst on her books he was landed in Medical charge of the Naval Brigade during the Kaffir War, 1877-78; served in the Transkei as Senior Medical Officer of six different columns of troops and was present in numerous skirmishes and in action at Quorra River and the Battle of Quintana (M.I.D. and strongly recommended for promotion); during the Zulu War of 1879 he was again landed and in charge of the Active’s Naval Brigade and served as Principal Medical Officer of Colonel Pearson’s Column being present at the Battle of Inyezane, January 1879, and the relief of the garrison of Ekowe (M.I.D. several times); joined General Crealock’s Columns as Principal Medical Officer to the entire Naval Brigade and advanced to Port Durnford (Twice M.I.D.); Fleet Surgeon, July 1879 (C.B. July 1879; he also won the Gilbert Blane Gold Medal); appointed in charge of the Naval Hospital at the Cape of Good Hope, August 1879; he held the latter position for three years, during which time he was made
M.D. of the University of the Cape; after a brief period at Impregnable training ship for boys, he was promoted Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets, April 1887; transferred to the department of the Director General to assist the then incumbent, Sir James Dick, 1890; Norbury spent five years in this capacity before being promoted Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets, 1895 (Knight of Grace of the Order of St. John); he succeeded Sir James Dick as Director General of Naval Medical Services, 1898 (K.C.B.); elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Naval College of Surgeons, 1900; retired 12.11.1904, having been Honorary Surgeon to both King Edward and King George and having written The Naval Brigade in South Africa.

Approximately 5 medals with ‘1877-8-9’ clasp awarded to Naval Brigade Officers (Norbury, Lieutenant Craigie, Lieutenant Hamilton all on Active and Commander E.H. Davis and Lieutenant Cockran on Bodicea Approximately 111 ‘1877-8-9’ clasp award to the Royal Navy.
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PostSubject: Re: Norbury, Inspector General Sir Henry Frederick, KCB, MD   Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:34 pm

Wellington, December 23rd. 1894.

"Deputy-Inspector-General H. F. NORBURY M.D., C.B., has been promoted to be inspector-General, November 7th. Entering the Royal Navy as Surgeon June 16th, 1860; he became Staff Surgeon December 16th, 1872; Fleet-surgeon July 3rd, 1879: and Deputy Inspector-General April 1st, 1887. He served as Staif-Surgeon of the Active, and was landed in medical charge of her Naval Brigade during the Kaffir war in 1877-78 (mentioned in despatches and strongly recommended for promotion). In the Trans- kei he was Senior Medical Officer of six different columns of troops, and was present In numerous skirmishes, in the action at the Quorra River, aid at the battle of Quintana. He had medical charge of the Naval Brigade of the Active during the Zulu war In 1879, and was Principal Medical Officer of Colonel Pearson's column, being present at the battle of Inyezane, January 22nd, 1879, and of the garrison of Ekowe (several times mentioned in despatches). He afterwards joined General Crealock's Column as Principal Medical Officer of the entire Naval Brigade, and ad- vanced to Port Durnford (twice mentioned in despatches, promoted, and received the South African medal with three clasps). He was nominated Companion of the Bath In 1879".
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PostSubject: Re: Norbury, Inspector General Sir Henry Frederick, KCB, MD   Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:15 pm

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Sir Henry Norbury, when Inspector-General of Hospitals & Fleets, 1898
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PostSubject: Norbury , Inspector Gen .    Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:28 pm

Excellent Pic JY.
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