Medical Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
John Gordon Grant
1836 – 1899

No 607 Brigade Surgeon John Gordon Grant LRCS (Ed 1857)

31 July 1836 [Hatton House Auchterless, Aberdeenshire] – 19 Apr 1899 [Bath]

Brigade-Surgeon John Gordon Grant was the son of Captain John Grant 72nd Regiment. He entered the Army Medical Department as an assistant surgeon on 19 October 1857.

He was in the Egyptian wars of 1882, and was present in the engagement at El Magfar, in the two actions at Kassasin, and at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir (medal with clasp and Khedive's bronze star).

Service Record

19 Oct 1857 Appointed Staff Assistant Surgeon.

10 Sep 1858 Assistant Surgeon 48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot.
Served in Gibraltar.

Malta 13 Oct 1868 Arrived from England.

Malta 1869 On garrison duty.

Malta 5 Aug 1870 Returned to Malta from leave.

Malta 1871 Listed in the Malta Almanac as being on duty at Malta.

23 Dec 1871 Promoted Staff Assistant Surgeon.

Malta 18 Feb 1872 Returned to England. On duty in Aldershot.

Aug 1872 Took part in the Autumn Medical Staff Manoeuvres with 4th Division Northern Army Group.

1873 Moved from Aldershot to Edinburgh.

1 Mar 1873 Promoted Surgeon.

1 Apr 1873 Promoted Surgeon Major.

1873–1879 Served in Bombay.

Dec 1879 Moved to Coventry.

1879–1881 On duty in Coventry.

July 1882 Moved to Egypt in the troopship Dacca.

14 Oct 1882 Moved from Alexandria, Egypt to India in the troopship Euphrates.

27 Sep 1883 Retired with the honorary rank of Brigade Surgeon. Had completed 24 years' full-pay service.

1897 Resident at 39 St James Square Bath.

19 Apr 1899 Died in Bath.