Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Collins John

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Assistant Surgeon John Collins BA (Dubl 1799) MB (1803) MD (1806)
26 July 1782 – 17 Feb 1841

Service Record — John Collins

1808 Hospital Mate.

1 Dec 1808 Assistant Surgeon 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot.
On duty with the 2nd Battalion.

Malta 1811 Arrived at Malta.

Malta 1812 Detached on duty with the 2nd Battalion.

Malta 1813 Detached on duty with the 2nd Battalion.

Apr 1810–Apr 1814 Served in the Peninsular War (1808–1814).

25 Oct 1812–Apr 1814 Prisoner of War.

18 June 1815 Served at Waterloo with 2nd/44th Foot. Part of the Fifth Division (Lt Gen Sir Thomas Picton), 9th Bde (Maj Gen Dennis Pack). 9th Bde consisted of: 3rd/1st Foot, 1st/42nd Foot, 2nd/44th Foot, 1st/92nd Foot.

28 Mar 1816 Surgeon Royal York Rangers.

8 July 1816 Surgeon 38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot, through exchange.

13 May 1818 Retired to half-pay 60th Foot.


  • Entry No: 2896. William Johnston, Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army, 20 June 1727-23 June 1898. (Aberdeen, University Press, 1917).
  • MacLennan A., The Waterloo Roll Call, Army Medical Services.