Medical Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
William Kelman
1825 – 1864

Surgeon William Kelman Chalmers MD (St And 1846)

31 July 1825 [Fraserburgh Aberdeenshire] – 3 Mar 1864 [Cape Town]

Service Record

13 Nov 1846 Assistant Surgeon 18th (The Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot.

1852 Served in Burma.

11 Aug 1854 Staff Assistant Surgeon.

3 Nov 1854 Assistant Surgeon 18th Foot.

12 Jan 1855 Promoted Surgeon 14th (Buckinghamshire) Regiment of Foot vice Surgeon William Denny appointed to Staff. The vacancy left in 18th Foot was filled by Acting Assistant Surgeon Andrew Semple.

Malta 12 June 1856 Arrived from the Crimea.

17 Dec 1856 Left for England.

5 June 1857 Surgeon 34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot.

1857 Served in the Indian Mutiny

31 Dec 1858 Surgeon the 2nd/19th (1st Yorkshire, North Riding—Princess of Wales's Own) Regiment of Foot.

9 Oct 1863 Restored from half-pay 19th Foot. Appointed Staff Surgeon vice Surgeon-Major James Townsend Oswald Johnston MD who retired upon full-pay with the hon. rank of Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals.