Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Young Edward William

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172 Surgeon Edward William Young LRCS (Ed 1846) MD (Ed 1846)
22 Jan 1822 [London] – 1 Feb 1893 [Southsea]


Surgeon Edward William Young entered the Army Medical Department as an assistant surgeon on 7 August 1846. He served in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–1855. He was at the Battles of Alma, Balaklava, Inkerman, the fall of Sebastopol and the Expedition to Kertch. He received the Crimea Medal with four clasps and the Turkish Medal.

Surgeon Young was also in the Indian Campaign of 1858–1859. He was at the actions of Dumorriagunj on 26 November and 3 December and of Toolsepore on 23 December 1858. He received the Indian Mutiny Medal.

Surgeon Young served with 1st/60th Rifles in the Red River Expedition in the Canadian Province of modern Manitoba. He wrote the Medical History of the Red River Expedition May to October 1870. AMD Report vol XII (1870). His portrait by the French Photographer Camille Silvy is at the National Portrait Gallery London.

Service Record — Edward William Young

7 Aug 1846 Staff Assistant Surgeon.

1846–1850 Served in Corfu.

1851 In Sunderland.

14 Oct 1851 Exchanged with Assistant Surgeon Thomas Guy 11th (North Devonshire) Regiment of Foot.

8 Dec 1854 Promoted Staff Surgeon of the 2nd Class. Served in the Crimean War.

1855 In Turkey.

1856–1857 At Fermoy Co. Cork.

1857 Served in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny.

31 Dec 1858 Surgeon 1st/60th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps). Surgeon Young was the medical officer of 60th Rifles until September 1873.

Malta 7 Mar 1866 Arrived from England.

7 Aug 1866 Surgeon-Major 1st/60th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps).

Malta 8 June 1867 To England on leave.

Malta 30 Aug 1867 Returned from leave.

4 Sept 1867 Left for Canada.

1870 Served with 1st/60th Rifles in the Red River Expedition in the Canadian Province of modern Manitoba.

24 Jan 1874 Retired to half-pay.

8 Feb 1875 Granted Hon Rank of Deputy Surgeon General.

1 Feb 1893 Died at Southsea from hemiplegia.


  • Drew R., 1968. Entry No: 4878. 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.
  • Succession Book Vol 4 (1 May 1846). Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.
  • Naval and Military Medical Services. Br Med J (1893) 1: 323 (Published 11 February 1893)