Medical Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
Thomas Forrest
1794 – 1882

Hospital Assistant Thomas Forrest Cotton

16 Aug 1794 – 10 Apr 1882

Service Record

T F Cotton
D I G Thomas Forrest Cotton
(Lt Col Foster's collection of Netley photos - courtesy AMS Archives).

4 Oct 1813 Appointed Hospital Assistant.

Malta 31 Oct 1813 Arrived at Malta.

Malta 27 Mar 1814 Left for Sicily to join Lord William Bentinck's expedition to Italy.

17 Aug 1815 Assistant Surgeon 14th (Buckinghamshire) Regiment of Foot.

Malta 5 Dec 1815 Arrived from France with 14th Foot.

Malta 30 Apr 1816 Left for the Ionian Islands.

Malta 12 Sept 1817 Arrived at Malta from the Ionian Islands, but left on 27 Nov 1817.

1825–1826 Served at Bhurtpore.

13 Mar 1835 Aged 44 years. Promoted surgeon after 22 years service. Had served between 21 and 22 years on full pay before gaining promotion.

Promoted surgeon 12th (East Suffolk) Regiment on the death of Surgeon Reginald Orton at Blackburn on 28 Feb 1835. The vacancy in 14th Foot was filled by Staff Assistant Surgeon Henry Drummond.

30 Dec 1845 Staff Surgeon 1st Class.

15 June 1849 Retired.