Hospital Mate John Taylor
31 Dec 1770 – 22 Nov 1850
1 Sep 1794 Hospital Mate.
30 Apr 1799 Surgeon 28th Foot (North Gloucestershire Regiment).
June 1799–Dec 1801 Served in Minorca, Malta, and Egypt.
Malta Nov 1801 Arrived in Malta as part of Sir Ralph Abercrombie's Expedition to Egypt.
Following the Battle of Alexandria on 21 March 1801, the 28th Foot was awarded the unique distinction of wearing a small badge on the rear of their head–dress.
27 Aug 1803 Surgeon 20th Dragoons.
Apr 1805–June 1812 Served in Naples, Sicily and Malta on Lieutenant General James Craig's Expedition to Sicily with 20th Light Dragoons.
Oct 1805 Left for Sicily on Craig's Expedition.
4 Feb 1808 Surgeon Staff.
11 June–30 July 1809 On the Expedition to capture Ischia.
Malta 9 July 1811 Arrived from Sicily.
Malta Apr 1812 Left for England on six months leave. Did not return when his leave expired, and was listed as absent without leave from 1 September 1812.
1812–1813 Served in the Peninsular War.
24 Sep 1816 Retired.
- Entry No: 1864. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898), Aberdeen (1917).
- TNA:WO 25/3897, Records of Service – Officers of the Medical Department (1790–1847).