David Bruce Naval Hospital Mtarfa

Regimental Surgeons of the Malta Garrison
Cloak Nicholas

Surgeon Nicholas Cloak
15 Apr 1775 – 25 Apr 1844

10 Aug 1803 Hospital Mate.

25 Feb 1805 Assistant Surgeon 3rd Garrison Battalion.

Malta 13 Mar 1813 On plague duty at the Pest Hospital Floriana.
Was resident medical officer at the Lazaretto Quarantine Harbour. Afterwards performed a month's quarantine in isolation in a detached house ashore.

Malta 24 June 1814 Left for England with invalids.

28 July 1814 Surgeon 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot.

25 Dec 1814 Retired to half-pay.


  1. Entry No: 2466. William Johnston, Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army, 20 June 1727-23 June 1898. (Aberdeen, University Press, 1917).
  2. TNA:WO 25/3898, Records of Service - Officers of the Medical Department (1790–1847).