Medical Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
John Caughey Gray
1825 – 1850

Assistant Surgeon John Caughey Gray

3 Jan 1825 [Belfast Co Antrim] – 14 July 1850 [Malta]

Service Record

Rock gate
Map of the Cottonera showing Rock Gate Cemetery burial ground (no 33) outside Rock Gate between Margherita Gate and Polverista Gate.

3 Apr 1849 Assistant Surgeon 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot.

Malta 5 Jan 1849 Arrived from England.

Malta May 1850 Became the second assistant surgeon 44th Foot, following the amalgamation of the 44th with Reserve Bn 44th Regiment.

Malta 14 July 1850 Died of Asiatic Cholera at his quarters in Vittoriosa, after a few hours illness.
Was buried at Rock Gate Cemetery Cospicua.

The Malta Mail reporting his death said of him that: "He was most indefatigable in administering to the wants of the poor fellows whose sufferings brought them under his notice, that he succumbed to the disease, dying a martyr to his professional devotion".1

A memorial was erected over his grave by his comrades in the 44th Foot.2

Gray was succeeded in the regiment by assistant surgeon John Gibbons