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Philson, Samuel Cowell

Colonel S. C. Philson, Army Medical Staff, died of pneumonia at Karachi, Sind, on Nov. 13th, aged 58. He was born on September 14th, 1860, the son of the late Dr. W. Philson of Cheltenham, and educated at King’s College Hospital, London taking the diplomas of M.R.C.S. and the L.R.C.P.Ed. in 1883. He entered the R.A.M.C. as surgeon on May 30th, 1885, became surgeon-major on May 30th, 1897, lieutenant-colonel on May 30th 1905, and colonel on March 1st, 1915. From February 21st, 1901 to April 16th, 1902, he was on the staff of the Governor-General of Australia. He served in the Burma Campaign of 1888-89 and 1891-92, receiving the medal, and with a general hospital during the Tirah Campaign of 1897-98 on the North-West Frontier of India. British Medical Journal 30 Nov. 1918.


First name(s)Samuel Cowell
Date of birth14/09/1860
Place of birthCheltenham
Family details

Eldest son of the late Dr, William Philson M.D., M.R.C.S., of Cheltenham

Previous educationTonbridge School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at collegeto 1883
Dept / courseFaculty of Medical Science

M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. 1883

Military unitRoyal Army Medical Corps, A.D.M.S. (I.A.).
Date enlisted30/05/1885
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death04/11/1918
Age at death58
Rank at deathColonel
Place of deathKarachi, Sind
Cause of deathPneumonia
Burial placeChakrata Cemetery
Commemoration(s)Added to King's College War Memorial in 2012; King's College Hospital Memorial; Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai

King’s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves

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