Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison Marlow Benjamin William
106 Surgeon Benjamin William Marlow CB (1873) LRCS (Ed 1841) MD (Ed 1842) 18 Mar 1820 – 7 Nov 1894 [Alverstoke]
Surgeon Major Benjamin William Marlow qualified LRCS Edinburgh in 1841. He obtained his MD Edinburgh in 1842 with a thesis On the Spermatozoa. He served in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–55 and was present at the Battles of Alma, Inkerman, and the siege and fall of Sebastopol.
He received the Crimea medal with three clasps, the Turkish Medal and the French Imperial Order of the Legion of Honour 5th Class.
Surgeon General Benjamin William Marlow died at Alverstoke in November 1894.
Service Record — Benjamin William Marlow
25 Oct 1842 Assistant Surgeon 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot.
Gazette 1 May 1857 Received the Legion of Honour for his distinguished service in the War with Russia.
3 Oct 1858 Baptism by the Rev Dudley Somerville, Assistant Chaplain to the Forces, of Mary Elizabeth Marlow daughter of Jane Mary and Surgeon Benjamin William Marlow.
25 Oct 1858 Left for the East Indies.
25 Oct 1862 Promoted Surgeon Major 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot.
31 Jan 1865 Appointed Staff Surgeon vice Staff Surgeon John Halyburton Ross who became Surgeon 39th Foot on the death of Surgeon Charles Thompson Abbott. The vacancy in 28th Foot was filled by Staff Surgeon Thomas Robert Williams
1865–1866 In Liverpool.
1866–1868 In Madras.
9 Mar 1867 Promoted Deputy Inspector General.
1869–1870 In Secunderabad.
12 Oct 1870 Retired with honorary rank of Surgeon General.
Gazette 24 May 1876 Appointed an Ordinary Member of the Military Division of the 3rd Class or Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.
Drew R., 1968. Entry No: 4719. Medical Officers in the British Army 1660 – 1960. Volume 1: 1660 – 1898. London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
RAMC/PE/3/27/Drew. Manuscript for Drew's Roll.
TNA:WO 25/3902, Records of Service – Officers of the Medical Department (1790–1847).
TNA:WO 17/2162, Returns of the General and Staff Officers Malta 1856.