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Lord Chelmsford Said .Buller is ‘one of the finest soldiers of the century’, so modest and reticent –that it was difficult to say for what individual deed he had got the Victoria Cross as he had been doing acts worthy of it all along the line
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"DEPUTY SURGEON-GENERAL ANDREW SEMPLE, M.D., retired Army Medical Department, died at Edinburgh on May 10th. He entered the service as Assistant Surgeon, November 10th, 1854; became Surgeon, June 8th, 1867; Surgeon-Major, March 1st, 1873; Brigade-Surgeon, November 27th, 1879; and Honorary Deputy Surgeon-General on retirement, Januarv 5th, 1881. He served in the Crimean campaign in I854 5, being present at the siege and fall of Sebastopol and at the attacks on the Redan on June 7t1h and i8th, for which he was mentioned in dispatches, receiving a medal with clasp. He was also in the Abysnian war in I867-8 (medal), and in the Zulu war in I879, including the battle of Ulundi (mentioned in dispatches, medal with clasp)".
" Deputy Surgeon General A. Semple served in the Eastern campaign in 1854-55,and was present at the siege and fall of Sebastopol, including the assaults on the Redan of the 7th and 18th June (mentioned in dispatches, Medal with Clasp). Served in the Abyssmian war in 1867-68 (Medal). Served iu the Zulu war in 1879 Principal Medical Officer with the 2nd Division, and was present in the engagement at Ulundi (mentioned in despatches, Medal with Clasp). "
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Andrew Semple was a Surg - Maj during the AZW . 90th
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Death: SEMPLE.-On May 16, at Edinburgh, Honorary Deputy Surgeon-General Andrew Semple, MD., Brigade-Surgeon retired Medical Department, aged 74 years. He entered the Service November 10, 1854; was promoted Staff· Surgeon June 8, 1867; Surgeon.Major March 1,1873; and Brigade.Surgeon November" 27,1879. He retired with the honorary" rank of Deputy Surgeon-General January 5,1881. His war services are as follows Crimean Campaign, 1854-55. Seige and fall of Sevastopol, and attacks on the Redan of June 7 and 18. Mentioned in Despatches. Medal with clasp.Abyssinian Expedition, 1867-68. Medal. South African War, 1879. Zulu Campaign. Battle of Ulundi. Despatches, London Gazette, August 21, 1879. Medal with clasp.
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