Zulu: Lieutenant John Chard:What's our strength? Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead:Seven officers including surgeon, commissaries and so on; Adendorff now I suppose; wounded and sick 36, fit for duty 97 and about 40 native levies. Not much of an army for you
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Subject: Fleet - Surgeon Edward E. Mahon Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:41 am
Hi 24th. I've checked the Bodicea Medal Roll and he is entitled to a Non - Clasped Medal . Cheers 90th.
Subject: Re: Fleet-Surgeon Edward E. Mahon. C.B Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:08 pm
Edward Elphinstone Mahon, C.B.
25 Feb 1851 Born in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, Son of Rev. George William and Caroline Charlotte Mahon
Received Medical Training at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington
4 Jun 1878 Entered the Navy as a Surgeon
12 Feb 1879 Surgeon on HMS Active (Corvette, Flag Ship, Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa)
Mar 1879 Surgeon on HMS Boadicea (Corvette, Flag Ship, Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa) served during the Zulu War; South Africa Medal, no clasp
16 Jun 1879 Surgeon on HMS Flora (Store Ship, Simon’s Bay) In 1881 he seconded to HMS Boadicea and landed with the Naval Brigade during the 1st Boer war, and was present at the actions of Laing's Nek and Majuba Mountain; mentioned in despatches and specially promoted to Staff-Surgeon. Commodore Richards had recommended that Mahon’s meritorious conduct at Majuba Hill was worthy of the Victoria Cross. Major General Sir Evelyn Wood disagreed, and turned down the recommendation
18 Jul 1881 Promoted to Staff Surgeon for gallant conduct at the action of Majuba Mountain, during the recent operations in the Transvaal
26 Jun 1882 Staff Surgeon borne on HMS Alexandra (Flag Ship, Mediteranean) Served with a battalion of Royal Marines in the war in Egypt in 1882; Principal Medical Officer of the Royal Marine Light Infantry Battalion during the first portion of the campaign; Principal Medical Officer of the Royal Marine Artillery Battalion for the latter portion; present at the actions of Mallaha Junction, Tel-el-Mahuta, Mahsameh, Kassassin, August 28th and September 9th, and Tel-el-Kebir; Egyptian Medal, “Tel-el-Kebir” Clasp, Khedive's Bronze Star, Osmanieh 4th Class
18 Jan 1883 Staff Surgeon on HMS Sapphire (Corvette, China Station)
14 Apr 1885 Staff-Surgeon on HMS Bacchante (Flag Ship, East Indies) served with Naval Brigade, landed with the Army during Burma Annexation war, 1885-87; India medal, “Burma” clasp
16 Nov 1890 Promoted to Fleet Surgeon
27 Jan 1891 Fleet Surgeon on HMS Imperieuse (Cruiser 1st Class, Flag Ship, China Station)
24 May 1892 Appointed Commander of the Order of the Bath (C.B.) on Her Majesty's birthday
1895 Fleet Surgeon serving with the Royal Marine Artillery at Portsmouth
8 Jun 1897 Fleet Surgeon on HMS Excellent (Gunnery Ship, Portsmouth)
4 April 1898 Promoted to Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets
1903 Promoted to Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets
5 Dec 1903 Placed on the Retired List at his request
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Subject: Re: Fleet-Surgeon Edward E. Mahon. C.B Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:34 pm
"STAFF-SURGEON EDWARD ELPHINSTONE MAHON has been promoted to be Fleet-Surgeon, November 16th. He was appointed Surgeon, June 4th, 1878, and Staff-Surgeon, July 18th, 1881. He was Surgeon of the Boadicea, at Durban, during the Zulu war in 1879 (Medal). As Surgeon of the Flora, lie landed with the Naval Brigade during the Boer war in 1881, and was preseut at the actions of Laing's Nek and Majuba Mountain (mentioned in despatches and specially promoted to Staif-Surgeon for gallant conduct at the mountain). Served with a battalion of Royal Marines in the war in Egypt in 1882; Principal Medical Officer of the Royal Marine Light Infantry Battalion during the first portion of the campaign; Principal Medical Officer of the Royal Marine Artillery Battalion for the latter portion; present at the actions of Mallaha Junction, Tel-el-Mahuta, Mahsameh, Kassassin, August 28th and September 9th, and Tel-el-Kebir (Egyptian Medal, Tel-el-Kebir Clasp, Khedive's Bronze Star, Osmanieh 4th Class)".