Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Bourke George Thomas

search maltaramc

503 Assistant Surgeon George Thomas Bourke LRCSI (1854)
8 Sept 1829 [Ballina Co. Mayo] – 13 Dec 1870 [Winchester]

Service Record — George Thomas Bourke

8 Apr 1855 Gazetted Acting Assistant Surgeon; on duty at Manchester.

22 June 1855 Assistant Surgeon 51st (2nd Yorkshire, West Riding, The King's Own Light Infantry) Regiment.

Malta 14 Aug 1855 Arrived from England.

Malta 16 June 1856 Returned to England.

4 Apr 1865 Appointed Staff Assistant Surgeon. The vacancy of Assistant Surgeon 51st Regiment was filled by Staff Assistant Surgeon George Samuel Burnside.

1865 On duty in Belfast.

1866 On duty in Mullingar Co. Westmeath.

1867 On duty in Ballina and Castlebar Co. Mayo.

1868 – 1870 On duty in Gibraltar.

10 Nov 1869 Promoted Staff Surgeon.

1870 On duty in Aldershot.

13 Dec 1870 Died at Winchester. Staff Assistant Surgeon Robert Turner was recalled from half-pay to fill the vacancy of Staff Surgeon created by the demise of Staff Surgeon Bourke.


  • Drew R., 1968. Entry No: 5485. 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 9. Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.
  • TNA:WO 25/3901, Records of Service - Officers of the Medical Department (1790–1847).