Surgeon Arthur Anderson
CB (1867) MD (Ed 1835) MRCS (Eng 1834) MA (Aberd 1832)
19 July 1814 – 26 Apr 1896 [Pitlochry Perthshire]
16 Oct 1835 Staff Assistant Surgeon.
4 Mar 1836 Promoted Assistant Surgeon 82nd (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) Regiment of Foot vice John Donald Grant dismissed by a General Court Martial. The vacancy on the Staff was filled by Gentleman John Law. Law died a year later, on 20 March 1837, while serving in India.
5 Mar 1841 Appointed Assistant Surgeon 10 Light Dragoons vice Assistant Surgeon William Stewart, who was promoted Surgeon 93rd Foot.
Stewart replaced Surgeon John Campbell, who became surgeon of 62nd Foot, when Surgeon John Dempster moved to 17th Light Dragoons. Dempster replaced Surgeon James Goodall Elkington, who was promoted Surgeon to the Royal Hibernian School on the retirement of Surgeon William Finnie to half-pay. The vacancy in 82nd Foot was filled by Staff Assistant Surgeon Robert Carew Anderson.
6 Dec 1845 Promoted Staff Surgeon of the 2nd Class.
16 Dec 1845 Surgeon 2nd/Rifle Brigade.
6 Oct 1853 Aged 39 years and 3 months married Juliana Margaret aged 31 years 10 months at the parish church of Bishop Wearmouth.
11 Mar 1854 Arrived from England.
28 Mar 1854 Promoted Staff Surgeon of the 1st Class.
Malta 29 Mar 1854 Left for Turkey and the Crimea. He served in the Eastern campaign of 1854 up to June 1855. Was PMO of the Fourth Division of Lord Raglan's Army at the Battles of Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann and siege of Sebastopol. Received the Crimea Medal with four clasps. He was awarded the Imperial Order of The Legion of Honour from the Emperor of the French, for his services in the Crimea.
1857–58 On duty in Edinburgh.
1857 Served in the China War and was present at the capture of Canton in Dec 1857.
31 Dec 1858 Promoted Deputy Inspector General.
1859–62 On duty in the East Indies.
28 Jan 1862 Promoted Inspector General.
1863–65 On duty at Chatham and Netley. In 1863, he published a Report on the Royal Victoria Hospital Netley (AMD reports volume five).
4 July 1865 Arrived from England.
12 Aug 1866 On leave in England.
11 Nov 1866 Returned from England.
25 June 1867 Left Malta for England.
15 Mar 1867 Appointed an Ordinary Member of the Military Division of the 3rd Class or Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB mil).
4 Sep 1867 Retired to half pay having completed 32 years service on full pay.
26 Apr 1896 Died at Sunny Brae Pitlochry, aged 82 years.
His obituary dated 2 May 1896, described him as a most popular and devoted doctor of the old school, one who was everybody's friend, and welcomed wherever he went as an honest good fellow.
- Entry No: 4428. Johnston W. 1917. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898). Aberdeen Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
- Biographical details of Medical Officers of the British Army on full pay (1826–1840).
- TNA:WO 25/3901, Records of Service - Officers of the Medical Department (1790–1847).
- TNA:WO 25/3241/598, Records of officers' marriages.
- Colburn's United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal 1843 Part III p 319.