Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Coffey Edward

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638 Assistant Surgeon Edward Coffey LRCSI (1857)
23 Aug 1836 [Newmarket-on-Fergus Co. Clare] – ?

Service Record — Edward Coffey

22 Jan 1858 Commissioned Staff Assistant Surgeon, vice Staff Assistant Surgeon Charles John Kirwan who became Assistant Surgeon 13th Foot.

23 Mar 1858 Appointed Assistant Surgeon 2nd/15th (York, East Riding) Regiment of Foot, vice Assistant Surgeon Washington Patton who died at Hong Kong on on 18 October 1857.

Malta 5 Aug 1861 Arrived from England.

Malta 1862 On duty with his regiment.

Malta 4 Oct 1863 Left for Gibraltar.

10 Feb 1869 From 15th Regiment, exchanged with Assistant Surgeon Joseph Bourke 83rd Regiment of Foot.

23 Mar 1870 Appointed Staff Assistant Surgeon. The vacancy in the 83rd Regiment was filled by Staff Assistant Surgeon Francis George Adye Curran MB who became assistant surgeon.

1870–1871 Served in Barbados.

10 May 1871 Resigned his commission after 13 years' full-pay service.


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  • Succession Book Vol 10. Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.