Medical Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
Duncan Robertson
1829 – 1868

No 284 Surgeon Duncan Robertson Rennie LRCS (Ed 1851)

27 Mar 1829 [Edinburgh] – 15 Mar 1868 [Glasgow]

Surgeon Duncan Robertson Rennie served with the 10th Regiment in the Indian Campaign of 1857–58. He was present at the Mutiny at Danapur (Dinapore) and the capture of Atrowleea and the advance to Lucknow including the actions of Chanda, Umeerpore and Sultanpore. He was at the siege and capture of Lucknow and the relief of Azimghur including the passage at the Tonse and the affair at Binheeah. Surgeon Rennie was also at the capture of Jugdespore and the action at Chitowrah.

Surgeon Duncan Robertson Rennie took part in the China Expedition of 1860. He was present at the capture and storming of the North Taku Fort on 21 August. The Chinese defenders put up a strong fight, but their lances, crossbows and outdated muskets and cannon were no match for the firepower of the French and British troops, and they soon surrendered. He received a medal with clasp.

Service Record

7 May 1852 Acting Assistant Surgeon Duncan Robertson Rennie was appointed Assistant Surgeon 10th (North Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot vice Assistant Surgeon James Gordon Inglis who was promoted Surgeon 64th Foot.

1857 Served in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny.

18 Nov 1859 Staff Assistant Surgeon.

1860 – 1861 Served in China. Was present at the storming of the North Taku Fort at the mouth of the Peiho River.

1862 In Aberdeen.

1863 In Athlone.

22 May 1863 Exchanged with Surgeon David Field Rennie 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot who moved to Staff.

Malta 12 June 1867 Arrived from England.

21 Nov 1867 Returned to England on sick leave.