Surgeon Captain Charles Cooper Reilly
CB (1917) MRCS LRCP (Lond 1884)
18 July 1862 [Kildare] – 3 May 1926 [Countess Wear Exeter]
31 Jan 1885 Promoted surgeon from surgeon on probation.
1885–1886 Served in the Sudan. Received the Egyptian medal and the Khedive's Bronze Star.
31 Jan 1897 Surgeon Major.
5 Apr 1897 Arrived from Curragh Co. Kildare.
5 Sep 1898 Returned from sick leave.
19 Sep 1899 Embarked on leave to Devenport, and thence proceeded to South Africa.
11 Oct 1899–31 May 1902 Anglo–Boer War.
1900–1901 Served in South Africa, where he took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, in the Transvaal, including the actions at Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Diamond Hill, and in Cape Colony, including the action at Wittebergen.
31 Jan 1905 Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.
28 July 1914 Start of the Great War.
4 Aug 1914 Britain declared war on Germany.
23 Apr 1914 Colonel L/RAMC.
1914–1918 Served in the Great War at first as Assistant Director of Medical Services, and from 1915 as Deputy Director of Medical Services, being mentioned in dispatches in the London Gazette of 13 July 1916.
24 Jan 1917 Appointed a Member of the Military Division of the Third Class or Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.
18 July 1919 Retired.
- Entry No: 7027. Johnston W. 1917. Roll of Commissioned Officers in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol I (20 June 1727 to 23 June 1898. Aberdeen, University Press.
- Succession Books Vol XVII, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.
- Deaths in the services, Br Med J (1926), 974 (Published 5 June 1926).