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Surgeon-General Albert Gore, C.B.: A Distinguished Career Spanning Continents

Limerick, Ireland, mourns the loss of one of its own as we report the passing of Surgeon-General Albert Gore, C.B., who breathed his last in Whitchurch. Born in Limerick, Surgeon-General Gore’s life was marked by a remarkable military career characterized by bravery, dedication, and significant contributions to the field of military medicine.

Albert Gore’s journey began in Limerick, where he was born, and it was here that he laid the foundation for a career that would take him to distant lands and bring honour to his homeland. Serving as an assistant surgeon in the 16th Lancers, he embarked on a path that would see him confronting challenges and displaying unwavering courage.

It was in West Africa that Surgeon-General Gore’s mettle was first tested, and he emerged as a beacon of bravery. His service in the Ashantee War was not without peril, and he endured severe wounds in the line of duty. This early display of valour set the tone for a career marked by a commitment to duty, even in the face of adversity.

His service extended far beyond the shores of Ireland. Surgeon-General Albert Gore assumed the role of principal medical officer in both Egypt and Central India, showcasing his expertise and dedication to the well-being of military personnel. His responsibilities were not limited to the comfort and care of soldiers; he was entrusted with the intricate task of overseeing medical arrangements in challenging and often hostile environments.

One of the significant chapters in Surgeon-General Gore’s career unfolded during the Chitral and North-west Frontier campaign of 1896-97. These were times of great tumult and conflict, and the medical needs of the soldiers were paramount. Surgeon-General Gore’s unwavering commitment to his duty and his expertise in medical matters ensured that the soldiers received the care and attention they required.

Throughout his distinguished career, Surgeon-General Gore’s contributions to military medicine were substantial. His work extended beyond the battlefield, as he played a pivotal role in advancing the field of medical care within the military. His dedication to improving medical arrangements and ensuring the well-being of soldiers under his care left an indelible mark on the military medical community.

Surgeon-General Albert Gore, C.B., will be remembered not only for his bravery in the face of danger but also for his contributions to the field of military medicine. His legacy will continue to inspire those who follow in his footsteps, and his name will be celebrated in his birthplace of Limerick and beyond. His life’s work serves as a testament to the values of duty, honour, and unwavering commitment, and his passing marks the end of an era in the annals of military service.

Manchester Evening News – Tuesday 12 March 1901