Medical Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
Daniel Owen Davies
1788 – ?

Assistant Surgeon Daniel Owen Davies

1 Feb 1788 – ?

Service Record

20 Apr 1810 Appointed Hospital Mate.

20 Apr 1810 – 4 June 1810 On duty in England.

5 June 1810 – 16 July 1814 Served in the Peninsular War (1807 – 1814).

He was present at the Siege of Cadiz (1810 – 1812) and of Tarifa (19 Dec 1811 – 5 Jan 1812), the Battles of Barrosa (5 March 1811), Vitoria (21 June 1813), Pyrenees (25 July 1813), Nivelle (10 Nov 1813), Nive (9 – 13 Dec 1813) , Orthes (27 Feb 1814), Toulouse (10 Apr 1814) and New Orleans (8 Jan 1815).

25 Mar 1813 Appointed Assistant Surgeon 14th Dragoons.

17 July 1814 – 12 Oct 1814 On duty in England.

13 Oct 1814 – 14 May 1815 On duty in North America.

15 May 1815 – 24 Dec 1818 On duty in England.

25 Dec 1818 – 24 July 1819 Reduced on to half-pay.

25 July 1819 Appointed Staff Assistant Surgeon.

25 July 1819 – 24 Aug 1819 On duty in England.

25 Aug 1819 – 12 Dec 1820 Served in Ceylon.

13 Dec 1820 – 16 Dec 1821 On duty in England.

17 Dec 1821 – 7 Jan 1822 Served in Jamaica.

8 Jan 1822 – 26 Mar 1823 On duty in England.

27 Mar 1823 – 12 May 1828 Served in Malta and the Ionian Islands.

Malta 27 Mar 1823 Arrived at Malta. In charge of the regimental hospital 18th Foot.

May–Oct 1823 In joint charge of the Ophthalmia Hospital with Staff Surgeon Tully James Dillon. The convalescents were sent to Fort Ricasoli for a change of air. Fell ill and in September 1823, handed over the superintendence of the ophthalmia hospital to Assistant Surgeon Mark Anthony Rancland OMD.

Malta 11 Sep 1823 Exchanged from Staff to Regimental Assistant Surgeon 18th (The Royal Irish) Regiment, as their regimental surgeon, James Burns, was too ill to look after the regiment, and the assistant surgeon John Richardson 18th Foot, had returned to England on 23 July 1823.

Malta 1824 Served in the Ionian Islands till 12 May 1828.

1825 Served as an Assistant Surgeon 18th Foot.

1826 Served in the Ionian Islands.

1827 Served in the Ionian Islands.

1828 Served in the Ionian Islands till 12 May 1828.

13 May 1828 – 2 Nov 1828 On duty in England.

3 Nov 1828 – 3 Feb 1829 On duty in Gibraltar during the outbreak of Epidemic Fevers of 1828.

4 Feb 1829 – 31 Jan 1830 On duty in England.

26 Oct 1830 Promoted Surgeon 18th (The Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot vice Assistant Surgeon William Lindsay who had died on 21 September 1830.

1 Feb 1830 – 6 Mar 1832 Served in Corfu.

7 Mar 1832 – 13 Oct 1836 On duty in England.

14 Oct 1836 Retired to half-pay.
Returned to practice in his native Llangrannog, Cardiganshire.

1856 From 1856, the six orphans of Surgeon Daniel Owen Davies had been supported by grants (£40) from the Army Medical Officers Benevolent Fund. By 1903, the family had received £2140 in aid. In 1904, the fund granted £50 to the four surviving daughters of Surgeon D O Davies who between them had an annual income of £144. They were aged 77 years, 70 years, 61 years and 55 years respectively and were described as being all feeble, deficient in sight, two totally deaf and dumb.1

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