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alf mcm

Indian Medical Officers in I.M.S. - King's Commissions?

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charlie962
On 26/11/2017 at 21:47, alf mcm said:

it says 10% of Sub-Assistant Surgeons were Commisioned {with the remainder being Warrant Officers

The actual text in the 1912 Report says 'Honorary' commisions and say 'ranking as ' warrant officers.

 

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edit: The extract for Sub-assistants is a little more vague?

 

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Charlie

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alf mcm

Thanks Maureen,

  In post 25 you say that all Doctors in the ISMD had honorary commissions. Do you know if these commissions be for British {Lieutenant, Captain} or Indian {Subadar, Jemadar} rank?

 

Thanks Charlie,

  Your first extract covers Assistant Surgeons, and it is clear that 10% were given honorary commissions. As above, I am wondering if they were British or Indian commissions.

 Your second extract covers Sub-Assistant Surgeons. It doesn’t mention honorary commissions, but it would appear from the Army List that these were Indian commissions.

 

Regards,

Alf McM

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alf mcm

I have some answers to my previous post {details taken from Indian Army List, July 1915};-

 

ISMD Senior Surgeons were granted Honorary Rank of Lieutenant, Captain or Major. I didn't see any Indian names in the list.

 

ISMD Assistant Surgeons were Warrant Officers.

1st Class Assistant Surgeons were ranked as Conductors.

2nd Class Assistant Surgeons were ranked as Conductors.

3rd Class Assistant Surgeons were ranked as Sub-Conductors.

4th Class Assistant Surgeons were ranked as Sub-Conductors.

 

None of the Assistant Surgeons had Indian names.

 

Regards,

 

Alf McM

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