Medical Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
John Murray
1786 – 1841

Hospital Mate John Murray

1786 – 21 Oct 1841 [Kurnaul Bengal]

Service Record

19 Feb 1805 Hospital Mate.

Mar 1805–Feb 1811 At Malta, Naples, and Calabria.

Malta Mar 1805 Hospital Mate.

Served at Procida and Sicily for 5 years.

2 Mar 1809 Assistant Surgeon 39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot.

1811–1814 Served in the Peninsular War. Arrived in the Peninsula in January 1811 as assistant surgeon 39th Regiment.

28 May 1812 Surgeon the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment of Foot.
In his letters to his family dated 6 July 1812 and 27 Sep 1813, Murray states that he was the first of the 15 assistant surgeons to accompany Sir James Craig's Army to Sicily in Nov 1805 to be made full surgeon, even though they were ten others in the service more senior than him who should have been promoted before him.1

9 Sep 1813 Promoted Staff Surgeon while serving in the Peninsula, which Murray regarded as a fitting reward for his years of sacrifice and hardship in the call of duty.1

21 Sep 1830 Appointed Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals.

26 Jan 1841 Promoted Inspector General on the death of IG Macleod.