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160 Assistant Surgeon John Dunlop MB (Ed 1845) LRCS (Ed 1845)
6 Feb 1823 [Greenock] – 30 July 1867 [Jamaica]

Introduction

Surgeon John Dunlop was the son of John Dunlop of Cairbraid. He served with the 32nd Regiment in the Punjab Campaign of 1848–49 and was present at the siege and capture of Mooltan, the surrender of the fort and garrison of Cheniote, and the Battle of Goojerat. He was awarded a medal with clasps for Mooltan and Goojerat.

Assistant Surgeon John Dunlop was a competent artist who penned a number of sketches of the siege and capture of Mooltan. He also served in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–55 and was at the Battles of Alma, Balaclava and the capture of Sebastopol for which he received the Crimea Medal with clasp and the Turkish Medal.

Surgeon John Dunlop died at Up Park Camp Jamaica.

Service Record — John Dunlop

3 Apr 1846 Assistant Surgeon 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot.

1848–49 Served in the Punjab with the 32nd Foot.

20 Jan 1854 Assistant Surgeon 4th (The King's Own) Regiment. Exchanged with Assistant Surgeon William Boyd who moved to 32nd Foot. Boyd was granted a special promotion to Surgeon 32nd Foot for his services during the siege of Lucknow.

Malta Mar 1854 Arrived at Malta. On duty at Fort Manoel.

10 Apr 1854 Left for Turkey on board theEmue.

1854–59 Served in India as surgeon 88th Foot.

8 Dec 1854 Promoted Surgeon 88th (Connaught Rangers) Regiment vice Surgeon James Guy Piers Moore promoted on the Staff.

19 Sept 1859 Promoted Staff Surgeon.

1860 Served at Winchester.

1861–62 Served in Jamaica.

1 July 1862 Relegated to half pay.

20 June 1865 Recalled from half pay.

1866–67 Served with the 2nd West India Regiment in Jamaica.

30 July 1867 Died at St Andrew's Parish Jamaica.

Bibliography

  • Drew R., 1968. Entry No: 4850. Medical Officers in the British Army 1660 – 1960. Volume 1: 1660 – 1898. London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
  • RAMC/PE/3/27/Drew. Manuscript for Drew's Roll.