Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Sinclair William

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317 Assistant Surgeon William Sinclair LRCS (Ed 1853)
7 Sep 1831 [St Lucia West Indies] – 2 May 1871 [Southampton]


Surgeon William Sinclair served with the 93rd Regiment in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–55. He was at the battles of Alma, Balaclava and Sebastopol and received the Medal with three clasps and the Turkish Medal.

During 1857–59, Surgeon W. Sinclair participated in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny. He took part in the destruction of the Bunnee Bridge, Lucknow, the defeat of the Gwalior Contingent at Cawnpore, in the pursuit to Seraighat and the affair of Kalee Nuddee. He was also in the campaign in Rohilcund including the attack on Fort Rooyah, the action of Allygunge, battles of Bareilly, Pusgaon and Russulpore, the evacuation of Fort Mithowlie and the action of Biswah. He received the medal with two clasps.

Service Record — William Sinclair

2 Sept 1853 Staff Assistant Surgeon.

18 Oct 1853 Assistant Surgeon 93rd Highlanders.

Malta 27 Feb 1854 Arrived from England.

5 Apr 1854 Left for Turkey. Served in the Crimean War.

Malta 15 Sept 1855 Left for England.

1857 Served in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny

29 July 1862 Promoted Staff Surgeon from 93rd Foot.

1863 – 1864 In Colchester from the East Indies.

16 Aug 1864 Exchanged with Surgeon Henry Bowles Franklyn 1st/10th (North Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot.

7 Dec 1867 Staff Surgeon.

1868 At Shorncliffe.

12 Dec 1868 Surgeon 2nd/12th (East Suffolk) Regiment of Foot.


  • Drew R., 1968. Entry No: 5164. Medical Officers in the British Army 1660 – 1960. Volume I: 1660 – 1898. London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
  • RAMC/PE/3/27/Drew. Manuscript for Drew's Roll.
  • Succession Books Vol V, (1 May 1846). Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.