Medical Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
Thomas Park
1825 – 1894

No 233 Surgeon Thomas Park MRCS (Eng 1847) LSAL (1847)

21 Jan 1825 – 30 Apr 1894 [Leamington]

Surgeon Thomas Park served with the Royal Artillery in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–1855. He was at the repulse of the sortie on 26 October 1854. He received the Crimean Medal with two clasps, the Turkish Medal and was made a Knight of the French Legion of Honour.

Surgeon Thomas Park published A case of lithotrity. AMD Report vol II (1860). He died at Leamington in April 1894.

Service Record

13 Sep 1849 Temporary Assistant Surgeon Ordnance Medical Department.

1 Apr 1850 Commissioned Assistant Surgeon Ordnance Medical Department.

26 Oct 1854 At the repulse of the Russian Reconnaissance.

21 Dec 1855 Promoted Staff Surgeon of the 2nd Class from the Ordnance and Field Train Medical Department.
Served in the Crimean War.

July 1856 Awarded the Legion of Honour from the Emperor of the French for distinguished services in the war against Russia.

1 Oct 1856 Reduced to half-pay.

21 Aug 1856 Aged 31 years, married Emma Lees aged 25 years at South Littleton in the Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire by the Rev John Clark Lewis Curate of Harrington Worcestershire.

28 Aug 1857 Recalled from half-pay as Staff Surgeon of the 2nd Class.

11 Sep 1857 Appointed Surgeon 1 Royal Artillery.

1859 Moved from 1 to 3 Bde Royal Artillery.

21 Dec 1860 PMO Devonport reported that he was An attentive, able and zealous officer.

Malta 19 Aug 1861 Arrived from England.

Malta 1862 Surgeon Royal Artillery.

Malta 23 July 1863 To England on private leave.

Malta 1864 Surgeon Royal Artillery.

Malta 1865 Surgeon Royal Artillery.

Malta 17 Sep 1866 To England on leave.

Malta 8 Jan 1867 Surgeon Royal Artillery.

29 Aug 1867 Left for Canada.

9 Aug 1870 Promoted Surgeon-Major Royal Artillery.

22 Apr 1871 Retired to half-pay from 3 Royal Artillery with the rank of Surgeon-Major.