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"SURGEON-GENERAL SIR EDMOND TOWNNSEND, E.C.B., Army

"Medical Staff (retired), died at Clontymore, co. Cork, on January 2nd, aged 71. He was born on April the 22nd, 1845, son of tlhe late W. C. Townsend, M.D., of Cork, and after taking the degrees of M.A., M.D., and M.CIi. in the Queok's University of Ireland, entered the army as assistant surgeon on April 1st, 1867, becoming surgeon on Marchl lst, 1873, surgeon major on April lst, 1879, and surgeon-general on Septermber 25tlh, 1901. He retired on April 22nud, 1905. He had a very long record of war service, including nine campaigns, as follows: Abyssinia, 1867-68, action at Asirgoo, medal. Perak expedition, in Mlalay peninsula, 1875-76, severely wounded. medal with clasp. South Africa, 1879, Zulu war, battle of Ulundi. and operations against S.kuknnii, mentioned in dispatches, medal with clasp. Egypt, 1882, actions of Kamsassin and Tel-el-Kehir, imiedal witli clasp and Khedive's bronze star. Burmla, 1885-86, medal with, clasp. Aslianti, 1886, mentioned in dispatclhes, star. Nortlh-West Frontier, 1897-98, as P.M.O. in Molhmiand campaign, mcntioned in dispatches; and Tirah campaign, as P.M.O. of 1st Division; actions of Saampaglia and Arlantiga passes, and op)erations in Bazar AValley. m'entionied in dispatcles. medal with two clasps, and C.B. South Africa, 1899-1902, as P.M.O. of 1st Division and later P.T.O. western District, actions of Enslin Modder River, Magersfonte.in, and Pardeberg, and relief ofmKiizuberley; dangerously wouuded, mentioned in dispatches,
Queens medal with foutr clips and Kiings medal with two clasps, and C.M.G. He received the K.C.B. in 1904".
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He arrived at Durban on Sunday 30th March 1879 aboard the ship ‘Tamar’ after the ‘City of Paris’ had run aground entering Simon’s Bay on 23rd of march. The ‘City of Paris’ left Queenstown on the 21st February, and also called at St Vincent which it left on the 5th March.
(31st March 1879 aboard ‘City of Paris’ to 14th May 1880). Campaigns - Zulu War 1879 and Sekhukhune November 1879, Mentioned in despatches. Principal Medical Officer with Northern Column and subsequently Wood’s Column. Arrived in Ladysmith c. 16th April 1879. Medical Officer to 2nd/21st Foot. Died 31st January 1917. Medals - KCB, CMG, Abyssinia Medal 1867-68, South Africa Medal with claps 1879, Egyptian War medal with clasp Tel-el-kebir, India General service Medal with clasp Burma 85-86 & 97-98, Ashantee Star 95, South Africa Medal 1899-1902, Khedive Star.

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"ARMY MEDICAL STAFF.
BRIGADE-SURGEON-LIEUTENANT-COLONEL EDMOND TOWNSEND, M.D., is promoted to be Surgeon-Colonel, vice M. Cogan, retired January 27th. Surgeon-Colonel Townsend was appointed Assistant-Surgeon April 1st, 1867; Surgeon, March iSt, 1873; Surgeon-Major, April ist, I879; granted the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel April 1st, 1887 ; and made Brigade-Surgeon-Lieutenant-Colonel April ist, 1893. He served in the Abyssinian campaign from December, 1867, to June. 1868, and was present at the action of Arogee (medal); throughout the operations in the Malay Peninsula in 1875-76, including the actions of January 4th, 14th, and 20th, and February
4th-severely wounded (medal with clasp); in the Zulu war of i879, being present in the engagement at Ulundi (mentioned in despatches); in the operations against Sekukuni in 1879, and present at the storming of the stronghold (medal with clasp; and in the Egyptian war of 1882. when he was present at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir (medal with clasp, and Khedive's star)."
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