RAMC Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
William Sinclair
1831 – 1871

317 Assistant Surgeon William Sinclair

LRCS (Ed 1853)

7 Sep 1831 [St Lucia West Indies] – 2 May 1871 [Southampton]

W Sinclair
Surgeon William Sinclair 12th Regiment died 2 May 1871 aged 40 years. (RVH Cemetery Netley).

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

2 Sep 1853 Staff Assistant Surgeon.

18 Oct 1853 Assistant Surgeon 93rd Highlanders.

27 Feb 1854 Arrived from England.

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

15 Sep 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.