Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Ryan Matthew Joseph

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1191 Surgeon–Major Matthew Joseph Ryan
LRCSI (1864) LRCP (Ed 1864)
20 Sep 1841 [Boher Co Limerick] – 10 Mar 1882 [Kinsale Co Cork]


Dr Matthew Joseph Ryan of Killinure County Limerick qualified a Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland in 1864 and a Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh in 1864.

He entered the Army Medical Department in March 1866 and died at Kinsale County Cork on 10 March 1882.

Service Record — Matthew Joseph Ryan

15 Dec 1864 Registered with the General Council of Medical Education.

31 Mar 1866 Commissioned Staff Assistant Surgeon.

1866 – 1869 Served in Jamaica.

1870 On duty in Bandon Co. Cork, Ireland.

Feb 1871 Posted to Madras.

Feb 1872 Change of station from Madras to Dungarnon, Waterford.

1873 Change of station from Dungarnon, Waterford to Templemore Co. Tipperary.

22 Nov 1873 Reduced to half-pay.

13 June 1874 Restored to full-pay and posted to Youghal Co. Cork Ireland.

Malta 10 Oct 1874 Arrived from Ireland.

Malta 1875 On garrison duty.

Malta 1876 On garrison duty.

Malta 1877 On garrison duty.

Malta 17 July 1878 Returned to England sick.

Malta 22 Oct 1878 Promoted Surgeon-Major having completed twelve years' full-pay service.

Jan 1879 Moved to Dublin.

1879 – 1882 On duty in Kinsale Co. Cork.

10 Mar 1882 Died in Kinsale Co. Cork Ireland.


  • Entry No: 6303. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898), Aberdeen (1917).
  • RAMC/PE/3/27/Drew. Manuscript for Drew's Roll.
  • Succession Book Vol 14. Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.