In Loving Memory Of
James Lewis Holloway C.B.
Surgeon General A.M.D.
Who died at Netley April 19th 1883 aged 57
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was and the Spirit shall return unto God
James was married to Mary and in the 1871 census they were living at Honvilla? House in Hamble with 2 servants.
JAMES L. HOLLOWAY, C.B.
SURGEON-GENERAL HOLLOWAY, Surgeon-General Army Medical Department, who died while acting as principal medical officer atNetley on the 19th ultimo, was the son of the late Benjamin Holloway, Esq., D.L. and J.P.
The deceased officer entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant-Surgeon in the year 1848, and his dates of promotion to the successive higher grades of his service are shown by the Army List to have been as follows :--Surgeon, October 2nd, 1857; Surgeon-Major, March 17th, 1868; Deputy Surgeon-General, April 28th, 1876; and Surgeon-General, M1arch 12th, 1882.
He served both as Assistant-Surgeon and Surgeon in the 24th Regiment of Infantry. On becoming Deputy Surgeon-General in 1876 he was posted as principal medical officer of the Dublin division of the army in Ireland, and from there, in 1879, be was transferred to South Africa for duty. He received the appointment of principal medical officer of the force which was sent out to that country after the disaster of Isandhula, and served in that capacity during the Zulu war and the Sekukuni. For his services during this period he was gazetted to a Companionship of the Bath. He returned to England towards the close of the year 1S81, and in the spring of the year 1882 was appointed principal medical officer at Netley. Surgeon-General Holloway was fifty-seven years old at the time of his death.
His funeral took place at the military cemetery, Netley, on April 23rd, and was attended by the whole of the military and medical officers and men doing duty at that station. The name of his successor at Netley has not yet transpired.
The following station order has been published by Sir C. Pearson, K.C.M.G., C.B., Governor and Commandant of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley:-" The Commandant is grieved to announce the death of Surgeon-General J. L. Holloway, C.B., principal medical officer of this establishment, which took place at 4 A.M. this morning (April 19th), after a very short but painful illness. In Dr. Holloway Netley Hospital has lost a most capable administrator, and his department a true friend, who most jealously guarded its honours,
its privileges, and its rights. To the medical officers of the army, and of this hospital in particular, Sir Charles Pearson desires to express his sincere regret at the loss their profession has so unexpectedly incurred, and, in the name of all under his command, he begs to offer his heartfelt sympathy with Mrs. Holloway in the affliction which has overtaken her with such awful suddenness."
The British Medical Journal May 5th 1883
Burial record 693 Church of England