Robert McKinlay, OBE, MB, Royal Army Medical Corps

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    Lieutenant-Colonel (temporary Colonel) Robert McKinlay, M.B., Royal Army Medical Corps, was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
    This officer has served as the chief adviser to the Deputy Director of Medical Supplies in Egypt, in hygiene and preventive medicine since September 14th, 1940; he was Mentioned in Despatches October 27th, 1941.

    Throughout this long period he has shown remarkable devotion to duty, and a large portion of the credit for the exceptionally low sick rate of the troops who have been in his area either in transit or permanently stationed there is apportioned to his efforts and those of the special staff under his direction, and his sound knowledge and judgement have been invaluable. The results obtained speak for themselves.

    Colonel McKinlay was born in Castlefinn, Co. Donegal.
    Name McKinlay, Robert
    Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    Service No: 8719
    Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
    Award: Order of the British Empire
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 06 January 1944
    Date 1943-1944
    Catalogue reference WO 373/77

    See this thread for ref:
    Volunteers from Eire who have won distinctions ...

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