Lives of the fellows

Frederick Robinson

b.16 March 1826 d.21 July 1901
MD St And MRCS FRCP(1874)

Frederick Robinson was born at Greenwich and trained for his profession at the Newcastle School of Medicine, qualifying in 1847. He joined the army as assistant surgeon to the 74th Foot in the same year. He was transferred in 1852 to the Scots Fusilier Guards, with whom he remained until he retired in 1881. He was present with them at the battles of Alma, Balaclava and Inkerman and the siege of Sebastopol; he was recommended for the Victoria Cross for his conduct at Alma and complimented for his services by Lord Raglan and the Duke of Cambridge. He received the Order of Medjidie. He wrote a Diary of the Crimean War, and, in later life, The New Religio Medici (1887). He died at Eastbourne.

G H Brown

[B.M.J., 1901; Times, 24 July 1901; Roll of Army Medical Service 4946]

(Volume IV, page 228)

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