Medical Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
John Martin Hyde
1830 – 1910

443 Surgeon Major John Martin Hyde

MRCS (Eng 1854)

5 June 1830 [Newcastle-under-Lyne] – 18 Oct 1910 [London]

Surgeon Major John Martin Hyde qualified MRCS in 1854 and entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon on 3 November 1854.

He served with the 1st/14th Regiment in the Crimea from 3 November 1854. On 18 June 1855, he was present in the trenches, at the siege of Sebastopol, and at the assault of 18 June. He received the Crimea Medal with clasp and the Turkish Medal.

He published a case of aortic aneurysm in Appendix VIII to the Report for the AMD (1867); Vol 9: page 314.

Service Record

3 Nov 1854 Appointed Assistant Surgeon 1st/14th (Buckinghamshire) Regiment of Foot.

3 Nov 1854 – 18 Sep 1855 Served in Turkey and the Crimea.

19 Feb 1856 – 29 May 1856 Served in the Crimea.

30 May 1856 Arrived from Turkey.

18 Dec 1857 On leave.

8 Jan 1858 Left for England.

4 Apr 1858 Returned to Malta.

27 Aug 1858 Left for Corfu.

1860 Served in the Ionian Islands until 18 March 1860.

19 Mar 1860 – 25 June 1861 Served in the West Indies.

25 June 1861 – 14 Feb 1862 Served in Jamaica.

15 Feb 1861 – 28 May 1865 On Home service.

22 Oct 1861 Exchanged with Assistant Surgeon William Henry Jenkins 84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment of Foot.

29 May 1865 Arrived from England.

1866 On duty with his regiment.

27 Feb 1867 Left for Jamaica.

28 Feb 1867 – 14 Oct 1868 On duty in Jamaica.

8 June 1867 Promoted Staff Surgeon from 84th Foot vice Staff Surgeon Major Ethelbert Henry Blake who retired upon half-pay.

15 Oct 1868 – 13 Nov 1870 On Home service at the Cavalry Depôt Canterbury.

14 Nov 1870 – 26 Dec 1876 On duty in Madras.

3 Nov 1874 Promoted Surgeon Major.

1877 – 1 July 1879 On Home service at Brighton and Northampton (1879).

21 Nov 1879 Retired on half-pay with honorary rank of Deputy Surgeon General.

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