15 Jan 1841 Assistant Surgeon 1st West India Regiment.
24 June 1842 Surgeon 16th (Bedfordshire) Regiment of Foot.
6 Oct 1843 Exchanged with Staff Assistant Surgeon Benjamin Usher Hamilton MD.
4 Apr 1851 Surgeon 13th (1st Somersetshire) (Prince Albert's Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot.
2 Dec 1853 Surgeon 30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot.
Malta 5 May 1854 Arrived from Gibraltar on board the Cambria.
11 July 1856 Staff Surgeon 2nd Class.
2 Mar 1858 Awarded by the Sultan the Imperial Order of the Medjidie (5th Class) for his distinguished services before the enemy during the war against Russia.
18 Jan 1859 Surgeon 70th (Surrey) Regiment of Foot.
4 Feb 1859 Died in Mooltan. From 1873, the four orphans of Richard Robert Dowse had been supported by grants (£30) from the Army Medical Officers Benevolent Fund together with the McGrigor Pension of £10. By 1883, only one daughter, aged 41 years and with no income and depending on the charity of friend, was supported. Up to 1903, the family had received £635 in aid. In 1904, the fund granted her a further £15.1