Royal Army Veterinary Corps

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    Major John Samuel Kingston, Royal Army Veterinary Corps, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire.
    Major Kingston has been in Manipur Road since the commencement there of this base; during a part of this time he has worked single-handed, and has carried out the duties of Deputy Assistant Director of Veterinary Surgery, Lines of Communication in addition to his own work as Officer Commanding 6 Veterinary Hospital.

    It is entirely due to Major Kingston’s untiring energy and devotion to duty that the veterinary hospital was successfully established, and carried on so efficiently in the most trying circumstances.

    Major Kingston was born in Drimoleague, Cork.
    Name Kingston, John Samuel
    Rank: Major
    Regiment: Royal Army Veterinary Corps Ordnance Corps No 6 Vetinary Hospital
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Burma
    Award: Member of the British Empire
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 16 December 1943
    Date 1942-1944
    Catalogue reference WO 373/79

    London Gazette:
    14 December 1943
    Major John Samuel Kingston (33422), Royal Army Veterinary Corps (Milford-on-Sea).

    3 April 1945
    Royal Army Veterinary Corps.
    Lt.-Col. (temp.) J. S. Kingston, M.B.E. (33422).

    2 March 1948
    The appts of the undermentioned Majs to Perm Reg Commns are antedated to the dates shown, under the terms of A C I No 638/1946 —
    J S KINGSTON, M B E. (33422). 23rd Aug 1924

    20 April 1948
    The notifns regarding the undermentioned Majs. in Gazette (Supplement) dated 5th Mar 1948, are cancelled —
    J. S KINGSTON, MBE (33422).

    30 November 1948
    Maj. J. S. KINGSTON, M.B.E. (33422) retires on Ind. Pension, 4th Dec. 1948, and is granted the hon. rank of Lt.-Col.

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