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Gabbett, Pulteney Charles

Lieutenant-Colonel Pulteney Charles Gabbett, Indian Med. Service (retired) died in Mesopotamia on July 11th, aged 47. He was born on October 19th, 1868, the son of the late Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Gabbett, C.B., of the 95th Regiment, was educated at St. Thomas's Hospital, and took the diplomas of M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. in 1891. Entering the I.M.S. as surgeon-lieutenant on July 27th, 1892, he became surgeon-captain on July 27th 1895; major on July 27th 1904; and lieutenant-colonel on July 27th, 1912, retiring a month later on August 26th 1912. After leaving India he took up practice at Ottery St. Mary in Devonshire, but was recalled to duty for the war. He had previously served on the North-West Frontier of India, in the Tirah campaign of 1897-98, and held the Frontier Medal with two clasps; but for several years before his retirement had held the posts of professor of surgery in Madras Medical College, and first surgeon to the Madras Hospital. He was the author of two small books "Four Common Surgical Operations in India", and a "Manual for Women's Voluntary Aid Detachments." Lieutenant S. W. Burrell, R.A.M.C. (Temp). British Medical Journal 29 July 1916


First name(s)Pulteney Charles
Date of birth19 October 1868
Place of birthMadras, India
Family detailsSon of Col. Joseph Gabbett, C.B.; husband of Kate May Gabbett, of 109, Dorset Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1887-1891
Dept / courseConjoint Diploma
QualificationsM.R.C.S.. L.R.C.P. 1891
Military unitIndian Medical Service (retired)
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death11 July 1916
Age at death47
Rank at deathLieut.-Col.
Cause of deathDied on Service
Burial placeAmara War Cemetery, Iraq
SourcesSt Thomas's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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