No 190 Surgeon James Edward Scott
BA (Dubl 1845) MRCS (Eng 1846) MB (1847) MD (Dubl 1854)
10 Dec 1824 [Co Down Ireland] – 7 Nov 1909 [Dublin]
Surgeon James Edward Scott served with the Rifle Brigade in the Kaffir War of 1852–1853. He was in the expedition beyond the Kei in August 1852 and took part in the final clearing of the Waterkloof (medal).
Surgeon Scott was also in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–1855 for which he received a medal with four clasps, the French Imperial Order of the Medjidie (5th Class) and the Turkish Medal.
Surgeon James Edward Scott died in November 1909, aged 85 years at 30 Burlington Road, Dublin.
11 June 1847 Commissioned Assistant Surgeon 1st/Rifle Brigade vice Assistant Surgeon Frederick Donald Howell who was killed in a skirmish with Kaffirs at the Cape of Good Hope on 11 January 1847.
1852–53 Served with the Rifle Brigade in the Kaffir Wars, Eastern Cape South Africa. Present in the expedition beyond the Kei in August 1852, and the final clearing of the Waterkloof.
1854–1855 Embarked with the Rifle Brigade and from March 1855 served in the Crimea> as surgeon of the 41st (The Welsh) Regiment.
9 Feb 1855 Promoted Surgeon 41st (The Welsh) Regiment of Foot vice William Abbott Anderson who died on 3 January 1855 at Balaklava Harbour.
21 Nov 1856 Exchanged with James Leitch Staff Surgeon of the 2nd Class.
2 Oct 1857 Appointed Surgeon 4th/Rifle Brigade.
2 Mar 1858 Awarded the Imperial Order of the Medjidie (5th Class) by the Sultan for his distinguished services before the enemy during the war against Russia.
Malta 11 Aug 1858 Arrived from England.
Malta 18 Aug 1859 To England on private leave.
21 Nov 1859 Returned from leave.
Malta 12 Oct 1860 Double burial at Ta' Braxia Cemetery Pietà, of Martha Scott aged 29 years, wife of Surgeon J E Scott and their infant son James Edward Montgomery Scott aged 7 days.
4 Nov 1860 To England on private leave.
11 Dec 1860 Returned from leave.
Malta 12 Jan 1861 In his confidential report the PMO Malta stated that he was:
Most attentive, hospital always clean, neat and well regulated.
Malta 11 Sep 1861 To England on private leave.
15 Oct 1861 Returned from leave.
Malta 16 Aug 1862 To England on leave.
1 Dec 1862 Returned from leave.
Malta 16 Sep 1863 Left for Gibraltar.
11 June 1867 Promoted Surgeon-Major Prince Consort's Own Rifle Brigade.
6 Dec 1873 Retired on half-pay with the honorary rank of Deputy Surgeon General.
7 Nov 1909 Died at 30 Burlington Road, Donnybrook, Dublin, aged 85 years.
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- RAMC/PE/3/27/Drew. Manuscript for Drew's Roll.
- TNA:WO 25/3944, Confidential Reports on Medical Officers (30 August 1860–6 June 1861).
- Succession Book Vol 5 (1 May 1846). Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.
- Obituary Br Med J (1909), 2; (2554):1721 (Published 11 December 1909).