William Connolly, M.D.
11 Apr 1831 Born in Ireland
25 Sep 1856 Assistant Surgeon (Surgeon)
1857-8 Served in the China War; China Medal
10 Sep 1858 Assistant Surgeon on HMS Elk (Sloop, Australia Station)
26 Apr 1859 Assistant Surgeon on HMS Iris (Australia Station) 1860 he served in medical charge of the Naval Brigade at Taranaki in the Maori War; New Zealand Medal
1 Jan 1862 Assistant Surgeon on HMS Royal Adelaide (Flag Ship, Devonport)
1863 Assistant Surgeon serving on HMS Prince Consort (Ironclad, Pembroke) forced into Kingston Harbor after being swamped in a gale, and in danger of sinking.
8 Jan 1864 Assistant Surgeon at Royal Marine Infirmary, Chatham
27 Jul 1867 Promoted to Staff Surgeon
24 Dec 1869 Staff Surgeon on HMS Terror (Floating Battery, Bermuda) for service in Bermuda Dockyard
21 Aug 1873 Staff Surgeon on HMS Britannia (Training Ship for Naval Cadets, Dartmouth)
1874 Staff Surgeon on the Committee evaluating the conditions on HMS Britannia in which Naval Cadets were trained, specifically diet, ventilation, sleeping arrangements and the effect of confinement on a stationary ship. One of the Cadets who testified during the hearings was Lewis C. Coker.
20 Mar 1878 Staff Surgeon on HMS Euphrates (Troopship) which provided reinforcements to South Africa during Zulu War, 1879; South Africa Medal, no clasp, confirmed on the Medal Roll
25 Dec 1878 Promoted to Fleet Surgeon while serving on board HMS ”Euphrates”
2 May 1882 Fleet Surgeon on HMS Daedalus (Drill Ship for Royal Naval Reserve, Bristol)
25 Oct 1884 Fleet Surgeon the Duke of Wellington (Flagship, Portsmouth)
8 Apr 1886 Placed on the Retired List
11 Apr 1886 He was granted permission to assume the rank to Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets on the Retired List.
16 Mar 1934 Died, age 102, in Kingstown, County Dublin, Ireland
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