Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison Turner James Alfred
524 Assistant Surgeon James Alfred Turner
LSAL (1854) MRCS (Eng 1855) 3 Oct 1830 [Old Shoreham Sussex] – 18 Sept 1871 [Seaford Sussex]
Surgeon James Alfred Turner entered the Army Medical Department as an assistant surgeon in July 1855. He served with the Expedition to China of 1857 – 1858. In December 1857, he was present at the capture of Canton, in the skirmish at White Cloud Mountain in June 1858 and the capture of Namtow in August 1858.
Surgeon James Alfred Turner served with the Expedition to North China in 1860, including the action of Sinho, the taking of Tongku, the storming and capture of the North Taku Forts and subsequent operations, including the surrender of Pekin (medal with three clasps).