Medical Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
Richard Cooper Todd
1824 – 1890

238 Assistant Surgeon Richard Cooper Todd MRCS (Eng 1849)

13 Mar 1824 [Dublin] – 7 Dec 1890 [Folkestone]

Deputy Surgeon General Richard Cooper Todd served with the 71st Highlanders in the Crimea in 1855, the greater part of the time in medical charge of his regiment. He was at the siege of Sebastopol and took part in the expedition to Kertch. He received the Crimean Medal with clasp and the Turkish Medal.

In 1860, Deputy Surgeon General Richard Cooper Todd served with the 99th Regiment throughout the campaign in China. He was in the actions on 18 and 21 August 1860 and in the surrender of Pekin. He received a medal with two clasps.

Deputy Surgeon General Richard Cooper Todd died in Folkestone in December 1890, aged 65 years.

Service Record

24 Sep 1850 Assistant Surgeon 71st (Highland) Light Infantry.

Malta 2 July 1856 Arrived from Turkey.

12 Aug 1856 Left for England.

30 Sep 1856 Exchanged with Staff Assistant Surgeon Walter Leach.

1856 In Cork.

3 Nov 1857 Promoted Surgeon 99th (Lanarkshire) Regiment of Foot.

1860 Served in China.

16 Aug 1861 Appointed Staff Surgeon from 99th Foot vice John Ramsay Brush who retired to half-pay.

1861 In Limerick, Ireland.

1862 In Canada and Dublin.

1863 In Dublin.

18 Sep 1863 Exchanged with Surgeon James Crerar 4th/60th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps).

19 Feb 1867 Staff Surgeon.

1867–1869 At the Royal Victoria Hospital Netley.

1870–1874 In Gibraltar.

19 Apr 1870 Staff Surgeon Major.

1875–1877 In Shorncliffe.

1877 In Madras, India.

1878–1879 In Curragh, Ireland.

13 Mar 1879 Retired to half-pay with the honorary rank of Deputy Surgeon General.