Medical Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
George Barclay
1791 – 1844

Hospital Mate George Barclay MD (Ed 1820)

Mar 1791 – 28 Aug 1844 [Hong Kong]

Service Record

11 Jan 1810 Hospital Mate for General Service.

4 Apr 1810–Feb 1814 Served at Gibraltar and Malta.

Malta Sep 1810 Arrived from Gibraltar as a Hospital Mate.

Malta June 1811 Attached to 14th> (Buckinghamshire) Regiment of Foot.

Oct 1811 At Gozo.

Malta 22 Aug 1811 Assistant Surgeon 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot.

Malta 1812 Assistant Surgeon 44th Foot.

Malta 1813 Assistant Surgeon 44th Foot.

Malta Feb 1814 Left Malta.

25 Dec 1815 Reduced to half-pay.

25 Dec 1815–15 May 1816 At Malta while on half-pay.

1820 MD Edinburgh. His theses written in Latin was on plague. Dissertatio medica inauguralis, de peste.

5 July 1821 Assistant Surgeon 35th (Sussex) Regiment of Foot.

23 Dec 1824 Surgeon 21st (Royal North British) Fusiliers Regiment of Foot.

17 Aug 1832 Surgeon 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot vice David Moyes MacGibbon who retired upon the half-pay of the Hospital Staff. The vacancy left in the 21st was filled up by Staff Surgeon Edward Pilkington who was recalled from half-pay.

4 Jan 1839 Appointed Staff Surgeon, vice Staff Surgeon Charles St John, promoted Assistant Inspector of Hospitals with local and temporary rank at Mauritius vice AIH Griffith Jones, who retired upon half-pay.

16 Feb 1844 Local Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals with local rank in China.

28 Aug 1844 Died in Hong Kong. The vacancy on the Staff was filled by Staff Surgeon of the First Class John Kinnis MD, who became Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals, with local rank in China. Consequently, on 17 Jan 1845, Surgeon Archibald Shanks 55th Foot, was promoted Staff Surgeon of the First Class vice Kennis, and Assistant Surgeon George Martin 73rd Foot became Surgeon 55th Foot vice Shanks.