Medical Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
Samuel Joseph
1831 – 1865

No 373 Assistant Surgeon Samuel Joseph Bayfield MRCS (Eng 1853)

9 Feb 1831 [London] – 22 Oct 1865 [on passage to Madras]

Surgeon Samuel Joseph Bayfield qualified MRCS in 1853 and entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon on 5 May 1854.

He served in Turkey in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–1855 with 19th Regiment of Foot and was present at the Siege and fall of Sebastopol.

He received the Crimea Medal with clasp and the Turkish Medal.

Service Record

5 May 1854 Appointed Staff Assistant Surgeon vice Staff Assistant Surgeon Henry Lionel Cowen promoted Staff Surgeon 2nd Class.

1854 Served in Turkey in the Eastern Campaign (Crimean War).

1 May 1855 Assistant Surgeon 19th (1st Yorkshire North Riding) Regiment of Foot.

25 July 1855 Staff Surgeon.

1 Aug 1856 Staff Assistant Surgeon.

1856–1858 On duty in Pembroke.

1858–1862 On duty in Gibraltar.

Malta 7 May 1862 Arrived from Gibraltar.

Malta 8 May 1863 Returned to England on sick leave.

1863–1865 On duty in Belfast.

1865 Appointed Staff Surgeon on the death of Staff Surgeon Thomas Patrick Matthew on 8 June 1865.

22 Oct 1865 Died on board the Mooltan. On 13 Feb 1866, Staff Assistant Surgeon Duncan Campbell Taylor succeeded to the vacancy created by the demise of Staff Surgeon Samuel Joseph Bayfield.