Medical Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
William Creyk
1839 – 1926

Assistant Surgeon William Creyk MB (Abd 1860)

6 Apr 1839 – 19 Aug 1926 [Penge]

Assistant Surgeon William Creyk was educated at Aberdeen where he graduated MB in 1860 taking the LRCS (Ed) in 1861

He entered the Army Medical Services on 14 April 1863 and served in the Afghan War of 1877–1880 receiving the Medal.

He was in charge of the 8th Brigade Royal Artillery at Meean Meer (Lahore Cantonment) where he was tried by Court Martial in August 1874 for allegedly neglecting a case of melancholia in a Mrs McDermott, wife of the Hospital Sergeant, but he was honourably acquitted.

Service Record

14 Apr 1863 Staff Assistant Surgeon.

Malta 4 June 1864 Arrived from Corfu.

Malta 27 July–9 Sep 1865 In medical charge of Pembroke Camp with Staff Assistant Surgeon Adcock John during the outbreak of cholera. Eight cases of cholera occurred at Pembroke camp, which was then occupied by detachments of 2nd/8th Regiment, 2nd/29th Regiment, and a few married families of 100th Regiment.

10 Nov 1865 Appointed Assistant Surgeon 4th, The King's Own Regiment on the resignation of Assistant Surgeon Ebenezer Miller

Malta 26 Mar 1866 Left for Nova Scotia.

5 Apr 1871 Assistant Surgeon Royal Artillery.

1 Mar 1873 Promoted Surgeon.

28 Apr 1876 Promoted Surgeon–Major.

1879–1880 Served in the Second Afghan War.

Apr 1888 Serving in Bengal. On leave of absence on private affairs pending retirement from the service.

16 May 1888 Granted retired pay.