Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Atkinson Thomas Johnston

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Assistant Surgeon Thomas Johnston Atkinson
11 May 1825 [Ballina Ireland) – 26 Nov 1860

Service Record — Thomas Johnston Atkinson

28 Feb 1851 Assistant Surgeon 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot.

7 July 1855 Served in the Crimean War. Was present at the siege and fall of Sebastopol and the attack on 8 Sept 1855.

Malta 8 June 1856 Arrived from the Crimea.

Malta 20 Jan 1857 Left for Gibraltar.

26 Jan 1858 Appointed Staff Surgeon 2nd Class vice Staff Surgeon William Johnstone Fyffe appointed Surgeon 2nd/13th (1st Somersetshire) (Prince Albert's Light Infantry) Regiment. The vacancy on the staff was filled by Assistant Surgeon Robert Beresford Smyth 1st Foot.

14 May 1858 Appointed Surgeon 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment on the death of Surgeon William Thomas Hoskin at Gibraltar on 27 March 1858.

23 Nov 1860 Staff Surgeon.


  • Entry No: 5049. 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.
  • Succession Book Vol 5 (1 May 1846). Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.