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RAMC profile of:
Henry Speldewinde DE BOER M.R.C.S, L.R.C.P.

Place or Date
of Birth:
Colombo, Ceylon on 10th May 1869

Service Number:

TF Number:

Rank: t.Capt


Attached To: 1st Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Enlistment Location:

Also Served:

Outcome: Survived the war

Date Died: 1957
Age Died:

Where Buried and/or Commemorated:

Awards: MC; MiD

Gazette Reference: 01/01/1918; 12/01/1918

Other Information:

Henry received his medical education at the London Hospital, qualifying M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. in 1913. He gained a commission with the rank of temporary Lieutenant on 12th January 1915 and entered the war in Gallipoli on 25th April the same year. "Neill's Blue Caps" (the official history of the 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers) written by Colonel H.C. Wylly C.B., records that Lt. H.S. de Boer was with the 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers when it sailed from Avonmouth aboard the 'Ausonia' on 16 March 1915 bound for the Mediterranean. It also states that Lt. H.S. de Boer was among the officers who were wounded. [Information kindly provided by Philip Lecane] The London Hospital Gazette records him being wounded in the bombardment of the Dardanelles on 25th April 1915. On 10th October 1918, the London Hospital Gazette printed a letter from Dr C W Jenner stating that he and Henry were donating 2 for an appeal for funds. He reported that they were both attached to the 69th General Hospital, E.E.F., at the time, and had been there for about 4 months. Henry relinquished his commission on 16th January 1920. He was later serving in 1944 in the Colonial Medical Services as Director of Medical Services, Uganda. (Photograph courtesy of Philip Lecane)

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