Source 6

Letter to J.B. Gibson, Director General for Army Medical Department from Senior Surgeon D.R. McKinnon, Major. 25 July 1865. Catalogue ref: WO 138/1 


25 Duke Street, 


July 25th  1865 




I have the honour, Inspector General to report that the officer, named in the margin address died at 4’o clock am this morning. 

Dr James Barry 

14 Margaret Street,  

Cavendish Square’  


Disease: Diarrhoea  


I have the honour to be Sir, your most obedient humble Servant,

D.R. McKinnon M.B.

Staff Surgeon, Major. 

Sir J.B. Gibson K.C.B 

Director General 


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