Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Grier Henry

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Surgeon Henry Grier
29 Aug 1854 – 29 Apr 1930

Service Record — Henry Grier

3 Feb 1878 Surgeon.

Malta 12 Oct 1878 Arrived from England.

Malta 1879 On garrison duty.

Malta 1880 On garrison duty.

Malta 21 Mar 1881 Left for the Cape of Good Hope.

14 Jan 1881 Awarded the Albert Medal of the Second Class by HM the Queen for the heroic zeal and humanity displayed by him in risking his own life in an operation upon Lt Graham 2nd/10th Regiment whereby that officer's life was prolonged by 23 hours.

22 Mar 1881–4 Apr 1881 Served at the Cape of Good Hope.

3 Feb 1890 Surgeon-Major.

3 Feb 1898 Surgeon-Lieutenant Colonel.

1899–1901 Served in South Africa.
Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 16 Apr 1901).
Was granted the local rank of Colonel whilst in charge of the General Hospital in South Africa 1901.

20 Nov 1903 Placed on temporary half-pay on account of ill health.


  • Entry No: 6654. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898), Aberdeen (1917).
  • TNA:WO 25/3901, Records of Service – Officers of the Medical Department 1790–1847.
  • Succession Book Vol 15. Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.