Sir William Burnett, M.D. R.N.
Sir William Burnett, M.D. R.N.

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Sir William Burnett, M.D. R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
January 1779 Born (Montrose, Scotland).
17?? Apprenticed to a surgeon in Montrose.
1814 Private practice as physician at Chichester.
25 May 1831 K.C.H. (Knight Commander of the Royal Guelphic Order), civil
13 April 1835 Physician in Ordinary to king William IV.
16 August 1850 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath).
30 April 1855 Retired to Chichester with pension of ?1,000 per year.
16 February 1861 Died.
Literature: (DNB; Lloyd & Coulter).
9 June 1832Physician-General of the Navy
25 January 1841Inspector-General of Naval Hospitals and Fleets
1 January 1844Director-General of the Medical Department of the Navy
Date fromDate toService
17?? Assistant Surgeon in Goliath
1??? In charge of hospitals for POWs at Portsmouth & Forton.
1795 Surgeons mate in Edgar
1810 Physician & Inspector of Hospitals to Mediterranean fleet.
1813 In medical charge of prison hulks at Chatham.
1822 Member of Victualing Board.

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