Medical Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
Edward Moorhead
1820 – 1895

No 103 Surgeon Major Edward Moorhead

LRCS (Ed 1841) MD (Ed 1841)

13 May 1820 – 6 May 1895 [Margate]

Surgeon Major Edward Moorhead served with the 32nd Regiment at the siege of Mooltan (1849) for which he received a medal with clasp. He was also in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny. Surgeon General Moorhead died at Margate in May 1895, aged 75 years.

Service Record

2 Aug 1842 Assistant Surgeon 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot.

25 Sep 1855 Surgeon 29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot.

2 Aug 1862 Promoted Surgeon-Major 29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot under the provision of the Royal Warrant of 1 October 1858.

Malta 30 June 1865 Arrived at Malta.
During the cholera epidemic of 3 July – 12 November 1865 was in medical charge of the 29th Regiment at Fort Ricasoli.

Malta 1866 At Malta.

Malta 9 June 1867 Left Malta.

14 Sep 1867 Promoted Staff Surgeon Major.

22 Jan 1868 Retired with the honorary rank of Deputy Surgeon General.