Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison Cattell William
344 Deputy Surgeon General William Cattell
MRCS (Eng 1853) 23 Nov 1829 [Castle Bromwich Warwickshire] – 20 Mar 1919 [Hove]
Deputy Surgeon General William Cattell qualified MRCS in 1853 and entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon on 28 March 1854.
He served with the 5th Dragoon Guards throughout the Eastern Campaign of 1854–1855 and was present at Balaclava, Inkerman, Tchernaya (15 August 1855), and the siege and fall of Sebastopol.
He received the Crimea Medal with three clasps, the Sardinian Medal and the Turkish Medal.
Deputy Surgeon General William Cattell also served in the Second Afghan War of 1878–1879. He was present at the capture of Ali Musjid on 21 November 1878 and the action of Fatehabad on 2 April 1879, for which he received a medal with clasp.
Service Record — William Cattell
28 Mar 1854 Assistant Surgeon 23rd (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot.
14 Apr 1854 Exchanged with Assistant Surgeon David Woods 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Dragoon Guards. Served in the
Crimean War with 5th Dragoon Guards. He was present at the Battles of Balaclava, Inkermann, Tchernaya, and the Siege of Sebastopol.
12 July 1864 Promoted Staff Surgeon from 5th Dragoon Guards.
1864–1866 Served on the staff at the Cape of Good Hope.
16 Nov 1866 Surgeon 2nd/20th (East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot.
2nd/20th Battalion Orders dated 15 December 1872 acknowledged the assistance and advice received by the commanding officer from Surgeon W Cattell during his service as surgeon of the battalion and assured him of the good wishes of all ranks of the 2nd/20th on posting to his new regiment.
11 Dec 1872 Surgeon 10th Hussars. Served as the medical officer of the 10th Hussars until March 1878, when he moved to the Staff in Bengal.
1872–1880 Botanist. Collected plants in Mauritius, Simla, and Afghanistan.
28 Mar 1874 Promoted Surgeon–Major.
1878–1879 Served in the Second Afghan War with 10th Hussars. He was present at the capture of Fort Ali Musjid and the action at Fatehabad.
27 Nov 1879 Promoted Brigade Surgeon when that rank was first instituted on 27 November 1879.