On 28 April 1858, Assistant Surgeon Alexander Edward Bartlet passed his examination in the science and practice of medicine at Apothecary's Hall, and received his certificate to practice. On 16 August 1858 he became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He entered the Army Medical Department in April 1859 and served in Malta with the Royal Artillery during the outbreak of cholera in 1865.
20 Apr 1859 Staff Assistant Surgeon.
1859–1860 On duty at Plymouth.
17 Apr 1860 PMO Jersey reported that he was:
Young with not much experience but with good professional attainments and is zealous and efficient.
1 June 1860 Appointed Assistant Surgeon Royal Artillery. Served with 3rd Bde RA (1860–1872) at Malta, Montreal and Nova Scotia.
Malta 19 Aug 1861 Arrived from England.
Malta 1862 On duty with the Royal Artillery.
Malta 1863 On duty with his regiment.
Malta 5 Aug 1864 To England on leave.
30 Oct 1864 Returned to Malta.
Malta 1865 At Fort St Angelo during the cholera outbreak of 1865.
Malta 1866 To England on leave.
Malta 28 June 1867 Left for Canada.
Apr 1873 Moved from the Royal Artillery to the Medical Staff Preston.
31 Oct 1874 Promoted Surgeon Major.
1874–1875 On duty at Ballynacally, County Clare, Ireland.
Mar 1875 Moved to Bermuda.
29 Apr 1876 Reduced to half-pay.
29 Apr 1879 Resigned.
1881 At Maybole House, Goudhurst Kent.
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