James Murray Irwin
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|James Murray Irwin|
13 February 1858|
Manorcunningham, County Donegal, Ireland
|Died||7 November 1938
Bideford, Devon, England
|Years of service||1881-1919|
|Unit||Royal Army Medical Corps|
In February 1894, he was promoted surgeon major .
Posted to Brighton in 1897. Posted to Sudan, Medical Officer, Atbara, Battle of Omdurman 1898. Posted to Expedition in Crete 1899. Served as Medical Officer on troopship HMS Verona and then posted to Dublin also in 1899.
Irwin was posted to South Africa in 1900, for service during the Second Boer War, and was promoted to lieutenant colonel on 4 February 1902. Following the end of hostilities in June 1902, he left Cape Town for England and returned to Southampton in early August.
He was then posted to Aldershot, and became Assistant to Surgeon General McNamara in 1903.
Promoted Colonel and posted to Hong Kong as Deputy Director of Medical Services, South China 1911.
Travelled around the world 1913.
Promoted Temporary Surgeon General April 1916.
He returned to England in 1919.
He married Nora Conlan, daughter of Thomas Conlan, Q.C., of Allahabad, 26 July 1884 and they had a daughter born 31 October 1885, Edna Florine.
- Irwin, James Murray (1935). Memoirs of Major General Sir James Murray Irwin. unpublished.
- "Obituary of Major General Sir Murray Irwin". Obituaries. The Times. London. 8 November 1938. col d, p. 16.