Friday, December 13, 2013

Evatt, George Joseph Hamilton (1896)

updated March 18, 2014.

George J.H. Evatt (31) with mother and sister Emmie (18) and borther Benjamin (21), Dublin 1874. Credit: The Australian Evatt Family.
b.1843, Ireland -d. November 5, 1921. MD. AMD, Staff Assistant-Surgeon March 31, 1865; 25th Foot 1866; Surgeon; Surgeon-Major March 31, 1877; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, 1884; President, Medical Officers of Schools association 1885; Surgeon-Colonel nlt.1896; Hong Kong nlt.1896-; Major-General; retired November 11, 1903. Parliamentary General Election 1886, Woolwich, Evatt Liberal (2,811 votes) lost to Edwin Hughes, Conservative (4,647 votes). Honor: CB; MID; Honorary Colonel, Home Counties Division, RAMC; KCB 1919.

HONG KONG nlt.1896. AMD, Principal Medical Officer, Hong Kong and China 1896-1907. President, HKBMA 1897.

s/o George Joseph Evatt (British Army, Captain, 70th Surrey Regiment of Foot, India) and Mary Farrell (b.1826-d.1888). Siblings: 2. William Francis Evatt (b.1845-d.1859); 3. Susan Mary Evatt (b.1857-1863); 4. Eliza Evatt; 5. John Ashmore Hamilton Evatt (b.1851, India - d.1901); 6. Benjamin Evatt (b.1853-d.1881); 7. Emma Evatt (b.1856, m.Herbert Manners, India); all were born in Ireland except John A.H. Evatt.
m. Sophie Mary Frances Kerr, India January 15, 1877 (d. October, 1934; d/o William Walter Raleigh Kerr[1] and Mary Rouet Wilson). Had issues; 1. Sophie Estelle Kerr Evatt (b.1878, Fyzabad, Oude, India.;
George R.K.
2. George Raleigh Kerr Evatt (b. September 30, 1883, Woolwich, England - d. November 13, 1914, bur. Rue David Military Cemetery. St. John's College, Cambridge. British Army, Captain, Middlesex Regiment, the Great War, France, killed-in-action, la Boutellerie November 14, 1914.).

Publications and Correspondences: A “Popular Lecture” at the Annual Meetings of the British Medical Association (The British Medical Journal, October 27, 1883, pp.846-847). Ambulance Organization, Equipment, and Transport (London: William Clowes & Sons, 1884, published for the Executive Council of the International Health Exhibition, and for the Council of the Society of Arts). A Metropolitan and a Provincial Meeting of the British Medical Association Annually (The British Medical Journal, May 17, 1884, pp.972-973). Surgeons of the Mercantile Marine, and Commissions in the Royal Naval Reserve (The British Medical Journal, December 6, 1884, pp.1164-1165). Proposal to form a corps of volunteer female nurses for service in the army hospitals in the field: With suggestions as to the incorporation of the nursing profession, 1885. A Report on the Poor-Law Medical System in Ireland, with Special Reference to the Dispensary Medical Service (Supplement to the British Medical Journal, 1904). The Central British Red Cross Council (The British Medical Journal, December 10, 1904, p.1615). The Reform of the Medical Register (The British Medical Journal, January 20, 1906, pp.173-174). The Scientific Organization of Physical Culture in England (The British Medical Journal, November 23, 1912, p.1499). Pamphlets published in the Journal of the RAMC: Personal recollections of the Afghan campaigns of 1879, 80; Army Medical Organization, a Comparative Examination of the Regimental & Departmental Systems, 1883; The Present and Future of the Army Medical Department, 1883; Army Medical Organization in war, with suggestions at the Militia & Volunteer aids, 1884; Army Medical Organization a Catechism for the use of the Volunteer Medical Service, 1884; Suggestions for the Organization of the Volunteer Medical Service, 1885; On the Medical Organization of the Base of Operations in Wartime, 1885; A proposal to form a Army Medical Institute, 1885; A Cadet Corps of the Volunteer Medical Service, [n.d.]; The relations of the Civil Military Medical men in Britain, [n.d.]; On the organization and duties of the Bearer Company of the Medical Corps in war, 1886; On certain reform in the Medical Staff, 1887; How to improve the Medical Register, 1890; Medical Corps Organization of Continental Armies, 1890; Remarks on the report of Lord Camperdown's Committee, 1890; Progress of Sanitary Science & Preventive Medicine, 1891; A program for the Army Medical Service, 1891; 48th. Annual Report of the Council, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. On the Organisation of a division of the Volunteer Medical Staff Corps, 1891; Notes on the organization & Working of the Indian Field Hospital in War, 1892; The Sanitary care of the soldier by his Officer, 1894.
Non-medical publications: Place Names in County Louth, Journal of the County Louth (Archaeological Society, October 1907, Vol. #4, p.111). A Late “Bonner” Ordination in Queen Elizabeth's Reign (Oxford Journals, May 16, 1914, p.386).

[1] William Walter Raleigh Kerr was the grandson of General William John Kerr, the 5th Marquess of Lothian.

Selected bibliography: [internet]. The Australian Evatt Family [internet]. The British Medical Journal, May 1, 1897, p.1125. The China Mail, July 16, 1907, p.2. The Edinburgh Gazette, September 15, 1865, p.1125; June 8, 1866, p.699. Evatt, Danny, The Evatt Clan: A Worldwide Historical Review of the Evatt Family Surname, 2013. Hong Kong Government, Report of the Colonial Surgeon for the Year 1896. In Memory by Pierre Vandervelden [internet]. The London Gazette, May 4, 1877, p.2947; December 1, 1903. Supplement to the London Gazette, July 15, 1919, p.8983.

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Anonymous said...

I have George Raleigh Kerr Evatt's bronze death plaque that was issued to his next of kin after his death in Nov 14. I've researched this family for many years. I also have George Snr and Mary's death certificates.

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