Thom's Irish Who's Who/Rainsford, Col. William John Read
RAINSFORD, Col. William John Read, C.I.E. (1900); F.R.C.S.I. Educ. at Portarlington School; entered Army Med. Dept., 1877, and became Col. Royal Army Med. Corps. 1903; retired, 1909: served during Afghan War, 1879-80; with Egyptian Expedition, 1882: in Soudan, 1885-6, in China, 1900, as Senior Med. Officer; appointed an A.Q.M.G., 1914; eldest son of late Capt. William Ryland Rainsford, 36th Regt., of Cradockstown, Naas, Co. Kildare; b. 1852; m. 1884, Elizabeth Caroline, only dau. of the late Theobald George Wolfe, J.P., of Forenaught and Bishopland, Co. Kildare, and has issue one son and one dau. Hibernian United Service Club, Dublin.