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Biographical entry Roth, Reuter Emerich (1858 - 1924)

DSO, CMG

Born
20 March 1858
Brighton, Sussex, England
Died
2 September 1924
Noumea, New Caledonia
Occupation
Physician

Summary

Reuter Emerich Roth served as a medical officer in the Boer War and World War I. He was particularly interested in promoting hygiene and exercise as important to health.

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1881
Education - Medical studies (MRCS) completed at University College and Hospital, London
c. 1882
Life event - Migrated to Australia (Sydney)
1883 -
Career position - Private practice in Sydney
c. 1884 - ?
Career position - Lectured on health and exercise to the technical education branch of the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts
1890s
Career position - Assistant Master at Sydney Grammar School
1890
Career position - Principal Medical Officer to the Public Schools Cadet Force
1890
Career position - Founder of the St John Ambulance Association, Sydney centre
1894 - 1901
Career position - Commissioned Captain with the Medical Staff Corps of the Military Forces of New South Wales. Served in the Boer War
1900
Award - Distinguished Service Order (DSO) received
1901 -
Career position - Medical Officer in Chief of the St John Ambulance Brigade
1901
Career position - Principal Medical Officer of Commonwealth forces in New South Wales
c. 1901 - c. 1918
Career position - Honorary Medical Officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown, New South Wales
1903 - 1909
Career position - Chairman of the St John Ambulance Association, Sydney centre
1904
Career position - Founder of the Royal Life Saving Society
1907
Career position - Commonwealth representative at the International Congress of Hygiene and Demography in Berlin
1909 -
Career position - Lecturer (part-time) in Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene at Fort Street Training School, Hurlstone Training College and Sydney Technical College
1909
Career position - Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel
1914
Career position - Helped to establish the State division of the British Red Cross Society
1915 - 1916
Career position - Commander of the 5th Field Ambulance, Australian Army Medical Corps serving in Egypt, Gallipoli and France
1916
Career position - Promoted to Colonel on 6 February
1917
Award - Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
1917
Career position - President of the Permanent Medical Referee Board
1921
Career position - Appointed Honorary Brigadier-General and transferred to the retired list

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