A Regimental Surgeon

A Regimental Surgeon

Robert Valentine Dolbey

Cultural / Africa / War

Non-Fiction 1917Summary:At the outbreak of the war Dolbey was attached as medical officer to the 2nd battalion of the King's Own Scottish Borderers. In November 1914 he was taken prisoner and remained in Germany to May 1915. He was appointed temporary captain, RAMC on 10 July 1917, served in Tanganyika and on the Italian front, and was promoted to the rank of major.In 1919 he was appointed professor of clinical surgery at the Royal School of Medicine, Cairo, and surgeon to the Kasr-el-Aini Hospital. He was also for some years surgeon to the Anglo-American Hospital at Cairo. These posts he resigned at the end of 1930 when he returned to London and, practising at 97 Harley Street, lived at Chelsworth Hall, Chelsworth, Suffolk.He died at Chelsworth Hall on 12 November 1937.
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