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RAMC profile of:
Ernest Duncan CADDELL M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O.
 
 


Place or Date
of Birth:
Dundalk, Louth on the 18th November 1881

Service Number:

TF Number:

Rank: Lt/Col

Unit: 10th Field Ambulance

Attached To:

Enlistment Location:

Also Served: Various (see below)

Outcome: Continued to serve after the war

Date Died: 27th May 1942
Age Died:

Where Buried and/or Commemorated:

Awards: MC; MiDx5

Gazette Reference: 1/1/1915; 9/9/1914, 4.1.1917, 15/5/1917, 29,5,1917, 24/12/1917
 


Other Information:

Ernest was educated at Portora RS and Dublin University, Qualifying M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O. in 1913 (TC Dub). Whilst at school he played rugby at Half Back for TCD, Wanderers, Blackheath and Army Back. His achievements were 13 Irish Caps, V's E: 1905,’06,’07. S: 1904,’05,’06,’07,’08. W: 1905,’06,’08. NZ: 1905 and SA: 1906. He also gained Ireland Cap, No 293 and scored 2 tries for Ireland. He played with Blackheath from 1904 to’08. Ernest had held a commission within the Medical Services from the 30th July 1906, becoming Capt on the 30th January 1910. He served in India from 1909 - 1913. On the 7th August 1914, Ernest became an officer of the 10th Field Ambulance, and leaving England on the 22nd August, he entered the war with them in France on the 23rd. On the 10th April 1916, he served under the rank of temporary Major, and as Commanding Officer of the 58th Field Ambulance during 1916 -1917. He was promoted to Major on the 30th July 1918. From 1917 - 1918, Ernest became Commanding Officer to the 102nd Field Ambulance but was then invalided home. He served as CO at the Cen. Military Hospital, Fenson Hill, in Aldershot until 1919. Within this time - the 22nd August 1916 to 5th August 1917, and the 14th December 1917 to 7th April 1918, and the 9th August 1918 to 11th May 1919, he also served under the rank of acting Lieutenant Colonel. Ernest continued to serve after the war, serving in W Africa from 1923- 24 and 1925 - 26 [invalided]. China from 1929 - 1931 [when he gained the Rank of Lieutenant Colonel on the 15th September 1930]. Jamaica from 1931 - 1933, and India from 1934 - 36. He retired on pay on the 18th November 1936. Due to the conflicts of the Second World War, Ernest rejoined service on the 2nd Sepember 1939, serving as SMO near Chatham from 1939 - 1941 and as CO at the Military Hospital, Chatham from August - October 1941. He reverted back to r.p. on the 7th June 1942. Ernest died on the 27th May 1942 at Farnham, Surrey. [Information sources: The Medical Officers in the British Army 1660 - 1960, Medal Index Card, and Willow Murray - Hon Archivist of the Irish Rugby Football Union (Photograph kindly provided by Willow Murray)]


 
 
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