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Name: PAGET, Alfred James Meyrick (Dr.)

Nee: son of Sir George Edward Paget KCB

Birth Date: 1869 Cambridge

Death Date: 15 Sep 1927 Bournemouth

Nationality: British

First Date: 1899

Last Date: 1903

Profession: Medical Officer - left the service in 1904

Married: In Bath 3 Feb 1895 Christabel Mary Barrow b.19 June 1865 Barwell, Leics., d. 25 Mar 1961 Perth, W. Australia

Children: Alfred Barrow (19 Mar 1897 Balham-1977); Meyrick Yare (2.6.1901 Lamu, bapt Msa 21.8.1901-1981); Tolver Owen Berbera (13 Jan 1908 Berbera, Somalia-1942 on active service N. Africa)

Book Reference: EAHB 1905, EAS, North, EA Diary 1903, EAHB 1906, EA Diary 1902, EAHB 1904, Web

School: Edinburgh & London; MD, Master of Surgery; Diploma Medico-Psycological Society; Member Royal Medical Society, Edinburgh; Honours Medical Jurisprudence

General Information:

North - Appt. Civil Medical Officer UP 29/9/1899; wife arr. Mombasa on s.s. Goa from Zanzibar 1/12/1899; dep. Mombasa for Uganda with wife 11/12/1899; arr. Mombasa from Uganda with wife 8/4/1900, dep. on sick leave to England 15/4/1900; transferred to EAP as Med. Officer 20/12/1900; arr. Mombasa from Europe with wife 5/1/1901; dep. Mombasa for Lamu 12/2/1901; Fort Ternan Sept. 1902; dep. Mombasa for England 27/8/1903; dep. Mombasa for Berbera on transfer 28/9/1904; Member of Uganda Volunteer Reserve 28/9/1905
EA Diary 1902 - Listed as Doctor
EA Diary 1903 - Demonstrator Pathology, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh; Medical Officer, Uganda Oct 1899; Medical Officer EA Protectorate 1901
Web - British Medical Journal - Oct 27 1927 - Obituary - Dr Alfred James Meyrick Paget, who died on September 15th, after many months of failing health, was the 3rd son of Sir George Edward Paget, KCB, …….. He was born at Cambridge in 1869, and entered s.s. Conway, a training ship for the merchant service, but after a year's work was disabled by a severe accident. His love of shooting then led him to try ranching as a premium student in Canada, but finding this unsatisfactory he returned at the age of 19 with a desire to enter the medical profession. He obtained the MB degree at Edinburgh in 1895 and proceeded MD in 1898.
His health proving unequal to the strain of general practice, he took service in the following year under the Foreign Office and became a medical officer for the Uganda Protectorate. He got no further than Nandi, where he lay for 2 months dangerously ill with malaria. He was invalided and then transferred to Kenya, where he spent 4 years of pioneer work in an unsettled country. From Kenya he went to Somaliland as senior medical officer, and remained there till 1916, through the troubled years of the "Mad Mullah's" activities. He received the Somaliland medal for services during military operations, especially for attending and rescuing Colonel Summers when wounded.
His administrative work was highly praised, and he did much towards starting hospitals and training native attendants. In 1916 he was invalided, and shortly afterwards joined the RAMC as a temporary Lieutenant; he worked in the Lord Derby Hospital, Warrington, and afterwards at Ripon. From 1918 to 1925 he took temporary duty as a neurological expert, chiefly on pensions boards in London. In May of this year his health finally broke down. He leaves 3 sons, of whom Dr. M.Y. Paget is a member of the medical profession.
The African Standard - 26-2-1903 - Invited to the wedding of H.R. Phelips & Miss Jacquette Edith Lambe in Mombasa (Dr. & Mrs A.J.M. Pagett)

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