Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Byrne William Gibson

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Staff Assistant Surgeon William Gibson Byrne

Service Record — William Gibson Byrne

8 Dec 1825 Hospital Assistant.

19 Oct 1826 Assistant Surgeon 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot.

Malta 11 July 1834 Staff Assistant Surgeon.

Arrived from Gibraltar.

Malta 1835 On garrison duty.

Malta June–Oct 1837 Epidemic of cholera in Malta.

Malta 29 July 1837 Arrived from Gibraltar during the Cholera epidemic.

13 Sept 1837 Served in Malta for six weeks and returned to Gibraltar.

1 June 1838 Placed on half-pay.

11 Jan 1839 Recalled from half-pay. Appointed Staff Assistant Surgeon, vice Staff Assistant Surgeon Francis O'Brien, who was promoted Surgeon 69th Foot vice Surgeon Andrew Fergusson. Fergusson replaced Staff Surgeon Archibald Campbell Fraser who retired upon half-pay.

29 Mar 1839 Promoted Surgeon 99th (Lanarkshire) Regiment of Foot. The vacancy on the Staff was filled by Gentleman Thomas John Coghlan.

2 July 1841 Staff Surgeon 2nd Class.

14 Apr 1848 Retired.


  • Entry No: 4122. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898). Aberdeen (1917).
  • TNA:WO 25/3900, Statement of the Home and Foreign Service of Officers of the Medical Department (1790–1847).
  • Succession Book Vol 1 (1 May 1846). Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.