Medical Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
William Younge
1828 – 1875

353 Surgeon William Younge Jeeves MRCS (Eng 1852)

23 Feb 1828 [Sharrow Grange Sheffield] – 7 Mar 1875 [Northallerton]

Siege of Sebastopol.

Surgeon William Younge Jeeves qualified MRCS in 1852. He entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon on 7 April 1854, aged 26 years.

He served in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–1855 and was present at the Battles of Alma, Inkerman, the siege and fall of Sebastopol, assault on the Taku Forts, and the capture of the cemetery (18 June 1855). He was mentioned in despatches and received the Crimea Medal with three clasps, the Turkish Medal and the Legion of Honour Knight 5th Class.

Surgeon William Younge Jeeves died at Northallerton on 7 March 1875.

Service Record

7 Apr 1854 Staff Assistant Surgeon.

28 Apr 1854 Appointed Assistant Surgeon 38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot (augmentation for the Crimea).

Served in the Crimean War with the 38th Foot.

1 Aug 1856 Appointed Staff Assistant Surgeon (supernumerary in the 38th Foot).
On duty at Winchester.

4 Aug 1856 Received the Legion of Honour for services in the war against Russia (Gazette 4 Aug 1856).

9 Jan 1857 Appointed Assistant Surgeon Royal Artillery from Staff.

29 Mar 1864 Promoted Staff Surgeon vice Staff Surgeon-Major Alexander Douglas Taylor, who retired upon half-pay with the honorary rank of Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals. The subsequent vacancy in the Royal Artillery was filled by Staff Assistant Surgeon Henry Cramer Guinness on 29 November 1864.

1865 On duty in Ceylon.

3 Mar 1865 Appointed Surgeon 2nd/25th (The King's Own Borderers) Regiment of Foot, vice Surgeon Duncan Donald McCay MacDonald, who retired upon half-pay.

23 Mar 1867 Surgeon Royal Artillery.

18 Aug 1869 Arrived from England on exchange.

13 Oct 1870 Returned to England on a medical certificate.

28 Oct 1870 Reduced to half-pay.

3 Aug 1872 Recalled from half-pay and was posted to Honduras.

1872–1873 On duty in Honduras.

16 Dec 1873 Reduced to half-pay.