Col. Gerald Thomas Rawnsley, CB, CMG

Col. Gerald Thomas Rawnsley, CB, CMG

Male 1865 - 1942  (~ 76 years)

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  • Name Gerald Thomas Rawnsley 
    Prefix Col. 
    Suffix CB, CMG 
    Born Jun 1865  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Life Story 27 July 1887 Commissioned Surgeon Army Medical Staff.

    Malta 9 Feb 1895 Arrived from England.

    Malta 11 Aug 1895 On sick leave.

    1895-1898 Appointed adjutant, London Coys., Volunteer Medical Staff Corps.

    27 July 1899 Promoted Major RAMC.

    6 Mar 1909 Sued the British Medical Association for libel, in respect of an article published in the British Medical Journal of 6 March 1909, headed "Medical Men and legacies from patients", and won damages of 750.

    1911-1915 Deputy Assistant Director Medical Services East Lancashire Division Territorial Force.

    22 Jan 1912 Promoted Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.

    1914 Served in the Great War as Deputy Director of Medical Services of 12th Army Corps.

    1 Mar 1915 Colonel.

    6 May 1915 Acting Director Medical Services. He served in Egypt and France, being present at the battle and capture of Loos in 1915. Served in Macedonia as DADMS, ADMS, and DDMS.

    3 June 1918 Appointed Member of the Military Division of the Third Class or Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath for valuable services rendered in connection with Military Operations in Salonika.

    15 Sept 1919 Placed on the half-pay list.

    15 Nov 1919 Retired.

    14 Feb 1942 His daughter, Barbara Aileen, aged 28 years, married Walter Chambers Sproule aged 36 years, an Army Officer and the son of James Chambers Sproule.

    Malta 15 Apr 1942 Died at Malta, aged 76 years, and lies buried at Pembroke Military Cemetery. He was at one time President, League of Mercy, Guernsey Area. He was appointed Esquire Order of St John in 1898, and created Knight of Grace in 1915.
    From http://www.maltaramc.com/ramcoff/r/rawnsleygt.html
     
    Military Service Joined RAMC on 5 Nov 1914 and first served in Egypt.

    The London Gazette, 3 November 1911: TERRITORIAL FORCE. STAFF. The undermentioned officers of the Royal Army Medical Corps are appointed Staff Officers to Administrative Medical Officers of Territorial Divisions:- Major Gerald T Rawnsley. Dated 1 March, 1911.

    The London Gazette, 26 January 1912: ARMY MEDICAL SERVICE. The undermentioned majors to be Lieutenant-Colonels:- Gerald T Rawnsley, vice F.S Heuston, C.M.G., retired. Dated 22 Januay 1912.

    Supplement to the London Gazette, 10 Jan 1920: ARMY MEDICAL SERVICE. The undermentional Cols. on the h.p.list retire on ret. pay:- Gerald T Rawnsley, C.B., C.M.G. 15th Nov 1919. 
    Awards 8 Jun 1918 
    Birthday Honours (The British Medical Journal): C.B. (Military): Gerald T. Rawnsley, C.M.G. 
    . 23 Oct 1931  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gerald Thomas Rawnsley (Col Retd, age 66) and Barbara Aileen Rawnsley (Home Duties, age 18) of Manor Hotel, 32, Westbourne Terrace, W2, sail on the P&O ship SS 'Ballarat' for Malta, their intended home of future permanent residence.  
    Died 15 Apr 1942  Malta Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 23 Apr 1942 
    RAWNSLEY.-On April 15, 1942, in Malta, after a short illness, COLONEL GERALD T. RAWNSLEY, C.B., C.M.G, Knight of Grace of the Order of St.John of Jerusalem (retired, R.A.M.C), youngest son of the late Lieutenant-Colonel T.J. Rawnsley (A.O.D.), in his 77th year. 
    Probate 22 Mar 1943  Llandudno Find all individuals with events at this location 
    RAWNSLEY Gerald Thomas C.B. C.M.G. knight of Metropole Hotel Sliema Malta died 15 April 1942 Probate Llandudno 22 March to Arthur Wilson Bartlett solicitor. Effects 1899 17s.9d. 
    Buried Pembroke Military Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12865  Simpson & Elder
    Last Modified 31 May 2013 

    Father Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Joseph Rawnsley,   b. 26 May 1833, Woolwich Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1902, Bedford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Eliza Georgiana Dawson,   b. Feb 1838, Kennington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1925, Paddington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Family ID F533  Group Sheet

    Family Unknown 
    Children 
     1. Barbara Aileen Rawnsley,   b. 26 May 1913, Bucklow, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1991, Honiton, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 22 May 2013 
    Family ID F535  Group Sheet

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    Col. Gerald Thomas Rawnsley, CB, CMG



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