Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
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357 Surgeon-Major Alexander Humfrey LRCSI (1853)
9 Aug 1831 [Co. Donegal] – 8 Feb 1876 [Malta]


Surgeon-Major Alexander Humfrey qualified LRCSI in 1853 and entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon on 7 April 1854.

He served with the 77th Regiment throughout the Eastern Campaign of 1854–1855 and was present at the Battles of Alma, Inkerman and the Siege of Sevastopol.

He received the Crimea Medal with three clasps, the Sardinian Medal and the Turkish Medal.

Service Record — Alexander Humfrey

7 Apr 1854 Staff Assistant Surgeon.
Served in the Crimean War with the 77th Regiment. Was present at the Battles of Alma, Inkerman, and the Siege of Sevastopol.

28 Apr 1854 Appointed Assistant Surgeon 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot.

21 Nov 1862 Exchanged with Staff Assistant Surgeon George Farr White.

1863 – 1865 On duty at Athlone.

20 June 1865 Promoted Staff Surgeon vice Staff Surgeon Alexander Mackay Macbeth who moved to the 105th Regiment of Foot.

1865 – 1866 On duty at Bombay.

13 Mar 1866 Surgeon 98th Regiment of Foot. He remained with the 98th Foot until his death in 1876.

3 Sept 1867 Birth of a son.

7 Apr 1874 Promoted Surgeon Major.

Malta 23 Nov 1875 Arrived from Barbados, West Indies.

Malta 8 Feb 1876 Died in Malta.


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