Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
McDermott Patrick

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273 Assistant Surgeon Patrick McDermott LRCSI (1848) BA (Dubl 1849) MB (Dubl 1850)
14 Dec 1826 [Co. Longford] – 5 Apr 1880


Surgeon Patrick McDermott qualified from the University of Dublin. He served in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–55. He was at the Battle of Alma, Balaclava and the fall of Sebastopol. He received the Medal with three clasps including the Turkish Medal.

Service Record — Patrick McDermott

25 Nov 1851 Acting Assistant Surgeon.

2 Jan 1852 Assistant Surgeon 48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot.

Served in the Crimean War. Was present at the Battles of Alma, Balaclava, and the siege and fall of Sebastopol.

Malta 30 May 1856 Arrived from Turkey.

Malta 10 Aug 1857 Left for Gibraltar.

31 Dec 1858 Promoted Staff Surgeon from 48th Foot vice Staff Surgeon John Stewart Graves who was placed upon half-pay.

1859 – 1861 Served in the East Indies and Great Yarmouth.

1862 Served in Canada.

1863 On duty at Chatham.

1864 – 1865 On duty in New Zealand.

13 Feb 1866 Reduced to half-pay.

31 July 1867 Reinstated as Staff Surgeon and was on duty at Dublin.

14 Mar 1868 Retired to half-pay with the rank of surgeon.


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  • Succession Books Vol V, (1 May 1846). Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.