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White, John

Born: 1756 AD
Died: 1832 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Surgeon

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1756 – He was born this year in Colchester, England.

 

1778 – On the 26th day of June this year, he entered the navy.

 

1781 - He received his diploma of the Company of Surgeons.

 

1788 – He fought a duel with his third assistant, William Balmain, in which, according to one account, both were slightly wounded.

 

1792 – The strain on him was severe; he applied for leave in England.

 

1794 – He had the satisfaction of leaving the colony a far healthier place than it had been for five years.

 

1795 – He reached London in July of this year. He was reluctant to return to New South Wales.

 

1796 – He was faced with the alternative of doing so immediately or of resigning his appointment, he chose to resign. He served in various ships for three years.

 

1799 – He became a surgeon at Sheerness Navy Yard from December this year to 1803.

 

1803 – Then at Chatham Yard.

 

1820 – He was superannuated in January of this year at the age of 63.

 

1832 - He died at Worthing on the 20th of February this year at aged 75, and was buried at St Mary's, Broadwater, where until recent years a small tablet noted this event. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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