Medical Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
Robert Thomas
? – ?

No 269 Surgeon Robert Thomas Buckle

MRCS (Eng 1850) LSAL (1850) MD (Ed 1851)

17 Jan 1828 [Bedale Yorkshire] – 7 Sep 1898 [Margate]

Surgeon Major Robert Thomas Buckle served with the 64th Regiment in the Persian Campaign of 1856. He was present at the storming and capture of Reshire and the surrender of Bushire. He received a medal with clasp.

Service Record

14 Oct 1851 Commissioned Staff Assistant Surgeon vice Staff Assistant Surgeon Lawrence Mackenzie appointed Assistant Surgeon 47th Foot.

5 Dec 1851 Assistant Surgeon 64th (2nd Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot.

1856 Served in the Persian Campaign.

31 Dec 1858 Promoted Staff Surgeon vice William Lucas who was placed on half-pay.

1859–1860 In the East Indies.

1860–1861 In Stirling.

Malta 5 Nov 1861 Arrived from England.

8 Nov 1861 Surgeon 2nd/15th (York, East Riding) Regiment of Foot.

Malta 1862 On regimental duties.

Malta 7 July 1863 Returned to England on leave.

1 Sep 1865 Exchanged with Staff Surgeon Chamney Graves Irwin who moved to 15th Foot.

1865–1866 In Belfast.

23 Mar 1866 Surgeon 72nd (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot.

10 June 1870 Exchanged with Staff Surgeon John Meane.

1870 In Buttevant Co. Cork.

1871 In Chatham.

14 Oct 1871 Promoted Surgeon Major.

23 Dec 1871 Retired on half-pay with the rank of Surgeon Major.