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ForresterJames StevensonSurgeon LieutenantHe died of enteric on board SS Dunera between Durban and Capetown on June 18th, 1900. He was born October 1853, educated at the Edinburgh Academy, and joined the Army Medical Service as surgeon in 1874, being promoted Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel 1894. He served in the Egyptian War 1882, and was present at the actions at Kassassin, receiving the medal with clasp and the Khedive's star. He went to South Africa in January 1900, and was in charge of Princess Christian's Hospital in Natal. Lieutenant Colonel Forrester was buried in the military cemetery at Woodstock,
SURGEON-LIEUTENANT-COLONEL JAMES STEVENSON FORRESTER, who died on board the steamer Dunera on June 18th, went out to South Africa on January 20th to take charge of the Princess Christian Hospital Train for Natal. Surgeon-Lieutenant-Colonel Forrester was the only child of the late Surgeon-Major William Forrester, of the Madras Artillery, and was born in Edinburgh on October 14th, 1852. He received his medical education at the University of Edinburgh and at the Royal College of Surgeons there. He obtained the diplomas of L.R.C.P. and L.R.C.S.Edin. in I873, and was for some time house Surgeon of the Chalmers Hospital. He entered the Army Medical Service in September, 1874. He took part in the Egyptian campaign of 1882, was present at the engagement of Tel-el-Mahuta, the two actions at Eassassin and the battle of Tel-el-Kebir; for these services he received the medal with clasps and the Khedive's Bronze Star. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1883, and in February, I885, was gazetted to the Royal Horse Guards (Blue) as Surgeon. He was promoted Surgeon-Major and Surgeon-Lieutenant-Colonel in October, 1894, and became Senior Medical Officer of the Royal Horse Guards in October, I897. He earned golden opinions in this office, and his death is felt as an irreparable loss by the regiment. He took great interest in his work as commanding officer of the Princess Christian Hospital Train, which had been brought to a great state of perfection under his direction when he contracted the disease which brought his useful life to an end. He was buried at Woodstock Cemetery, Capetown, on June 20th.
Source: BMJ
Source: Donner
Princess Christian Hospital
ForresterJames StevensonSurgeon Lt ColonelQSA (1). Died at Sea on H.M.S. 'Dunera' of Enteric, 18 Jun 00 aged 47.
Source: QSA medal rolls
Royal Horse Guards
ForresterJohn George27016PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls42nd Company, 12th Btn, IY
ForresterJohn Matheson1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA rolls
Imperial Light Horse
ForresterJohn Mathison1039Trooper1st Battalion
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Imperial Light Horse
ForresterJoseph Address: Benwell.
Source: Attestation paper in WO126
Town Guard and District Mounted Troops
ForresterLanden Edgar928Shoeing SmithSource: OZ-Boer databaseNew South Wales, 3rd Contingent NSW Mounted Rifles
ForresterP5th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
ForresterQPrivateQSA (1)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Defence of Kimberley
Kimberley TG
ForresterR 3322Private1st Btn. Wounded at Ladysmith. 23 Feb 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 183 line 18
Connaught Rangers
ForresterRLieutenant1st Battalion
Demise: Died of disease - enteric fever 06 Jun 1900
Place: Kroonstad
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
East Lancashire Regiment
ForresterR LLieutenantQSA (4)
Source: Provisional list of Wepener recipients
Kaffrarian Rifles
ForresterR MTrooperNatal 1906 (1)
Source: Recipients of the Natal 1906 Medal
Umvoti Mounted Rifles
ForresterR SSource: WO100/281East London DMT
ForresterR WLieutenantCGHGSM (1) Basutoland
Source: Roll of the CGHGSM
Chalumna Mounted Volunteers
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