Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison Grant Robert Alexander Peter
809 Lieutenant Colonel Robert Alexander Peter Grant
MA (Aberd 1855) MRCS (Eng 1858) 13 Dec 1835 [Dawlish Devon] – 8 Mar 1916 [Inverness]
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Alexander Peter Grant took the MRCS in 1858 and entered the Army Medical Department as an assistant surgeon on 13 June 1859.
In 1863–1866, he served in the New Zealand Wars with the 43rd Light Infantry. He was present at several engagements in the province of Taranaki and was brought to the notice of the Colonel Commanding the District for the very zealous and efficient services rendered at an engagement on 28 July 1865 when he was exposed to a heavy fire under which he directed Captain Close who was mortally wounded to be carried under cover. He was mentioned in dispatches (London Gazette 20 October 1865), and received the campaign medal.
Service Record — Robert Alexander Peter Grant
13 June 1859 Staff Assistant Surgeon.
1860 On duty at Aberdeen.
26 Oct 1860 Appointed Assistant Surgeon 43rd (Monmouthshire Light Infantry) Regiment.
8 Oct 1863–6 July 1866 Served in the New Zealand Wars with the 43rd Light Infantry.
19 Jan 1864 Staff Assistant Surgeon.
29 Nov 1864 Exchanged with Assistant Surgeon John James Henry 43rd Regiment.
31 Feb 1867 Marriage at Westerton Huntley of Assistant Surgeon Robert A P Grant, son of Major Grant of Beldorney to Jeanie Frances, only daughter of the Reverend William Duguid DD of the Glass Huntley.
3 Sep 1868 Birth of a daughter at Alderney who survived its birth but a short time.
1871 Promoted Surgeon.
19 Oct 1872 Exchanged with Staff Surgeon Augustus Frederick Turner.