David Bruce Naval Hospital Mtarfa

Regimental Surgeons of the Malta Garrison
Hornsby Nathaniel

Surgeon Nathaniel Hornsby
? – 16 Feb 1814 [Woolwich]

1 Oct 1796 Regimental Mate Royal Artillery.

June 1797 Assistant Surgeon Royal Artillery.

1 Jan 1804 Surgeon Ordnance Medical Department.

Malta 1808 Arrived in Malta.

Malta 1809 Surgeon OMD.

Malta 1810 Surgeon OMD.

Malta 7 Jan 1811 Fell ill during the year. A letter from the Army Medical Board letter to Deputy Inspector Green states: "Mr Hornsby's illness, reduced officer of Ordnance Department in Malta".1

Malta 1812 Left Malta.

5 Aug 1813 Resident Surgeon.
In Feb 1813 the OMD had a total of 20 surgeons. Hornsby was second in seniority having joined the department on 1 Jan 1804.


  1. Entry No: 1711. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol I (20 June 1727-23 June 1898), Aberdeen (1917).
  2. 1TNA:WO 7/109, AMB to Green Letter Book Foreign dated 7 Jan 1811.