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Castor, Richard Henderson

Lieut.-Colonel Richard Henderson Castor, Madras Medical Service (ret.), died of pneumonia at Croydon on December 30th,1920, aged 59. He was born on May 12th, -1861, the son of Captain John Castor, master mariner, of Cochin, took the M.R.C.S. and L,R.C.P.Lond. in 1884, and entered the I.M.S. as surgeon on September 30th, 1886. He served in the Burmah campaigns of 1887-89, receiving the frontier medal with a clasp, and in May, 1890, went into civil employ in Burmah, in which province he spent the remainder of his service (thirty years). He became lieutenant-colonel on September 30th, 1906, received extension of service for four years during the war, and retired on November 9th, 1920, only six weeks before his death. He received the Kaisar-i-Hind medal (1st class) on June 3rd, 1919. British Medical Journal 8 Jan 1921

 

Biographical

Surname(s)Castor
First name(s)Richard Henderson
Family details

Son of Capt. John Castor (East India Company); husband of Enid Mary Castor (nee Hanhart), of 27, Pollards Hill East, Norbury, London.

CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseDepartment of Bacteriology and Public Health
Military unitIndian Medical Service
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Decorations / medalsMentioned in Despatches; Kaiser-i-Hind Medal, 1st Class.
Date of death30/12/1920
Age at death59
Rank at deathLieutenant Colonel
Cause of deathPneumonia
Burial placeHighgate Cemetery
Commemoration(s)Added to King's College War Memorial in 2012
Sources

Commonwealth War Graves Commission; King’s College Roll of Service 1914-1918; British Medical Journal

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