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McNalty, George William. Surgeon Major, 72nd Highlanders
 
b. 1837 Dublin, Ireland d. 1 Mar 1912 19 Lansdown Rd, Lee, Blackheath
Medal roll: Kandahar. Kandahar Bronze Star.
Notes:
Educated at Dublin, Wiesbaden and London. Assistant Surgeon Apr 1863. Medical officer British ambulance (B Division) Franco-German war 1870-71, present at siege of Paris (German war medal, French Bronze Cross). Surgeon Mar 1873. Ashanti war 1873-74 (in medical charge of Headquarter Staff, present battles of Amoaful and Ordashu and capture of Kumasi, mentioned in despatches, medal and clasp). Surgeon Major Apr 1874. With British ambulance Russo-Turkish war 1876-77 as Commissioner and Chief Surgeon to the National Aid Society, siege of Plevna. Afghan war, first campaign with Peshawar Field Force, second campaign with Kabul-Kandahar Field Force, present at Zaidabad and Kandahar (mentioned in despatches). Egypt 1882 (Tel-el-Kebir, Order of Osmanich). Invented the Iron-Wire Folding Fracture Box (for military use or large-scale accidents). Honorary Surgeon to the Viceroy when in India, lecturer and examiner for St. John Ambulance Association, medical officer to the Garrison Hospital for Diseases of Women and Children, Instructor Army Hospital Corps and Army Midwives and Nurses at Devonport. Retired 1892 as Brigade Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel. CB on occasion of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (1897).
Family:
Father: G W McNalty. Married Georgina Elizabeth Reid (her second marriage, m/s Irvine, m.1863, London). Children: Hans William Hardinge (1864), Ethel Elizabeth R (1867), Catherine Frances Maud (1869), Brigadier-General Arthur George Preston McNalty CMG, CBE (1871-1958, Boer War, WWI (Egypt, Gallipoli, France)), Charles (1872), George W (1874-1898).
References:
1885 Army List p.379, 390. Shadbolt Historical p.247. MacGregor Diary p. 150, 187. The Times 6 Mar 1912. The British Medical Journal 16 Mar 1912, p.648. Author 'An Iron-Wire Folding Fracture Box', The Lancet vol 102, no.2619, Nov 1873, p.660. Indian Biographical Dictionary 1915 p.275-76. 1871 census Trafalgar Place, Stoke Damerel, Devonport (2135/75/p.38 ). 1891 census 20 Prospect Row, Gillingham, Brompton (662/43/p.26). 1901 census 30 Lee Terrace, Lee, Lewisham (545/155/p.29). 1911 census 19 Lansdowne Road, Lee, Lewisham (RG14/2736).

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