Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison Irving George Clerk
1229 Surgeon-Major George Clerk Irving LRCSI (1866) Lic (1867) LM KQCPI (1867) 28 Dec 1845 [Gibraltar] – 22 Oct 1885 [Malta]
Surgeon-Major George Clerk Irving was the second son of Major-General Alexander Irving CB Royal Artillery. He qualified as a Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland in 1866 and became a Licentiate in Midwifery of the Kings and Queens College of Physicians, Ireland in 1867.
He entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon on 1 April 1867. Surgeon-Major George Clerk Irving died at Malta on 22 October 1885, aged 39 years.
Service Record — George Clerk Irving
1 Apr 1867 Staff Assistant Surgeon.
1867 – 1870 On duty at the Cape of Good Hope.
1870 – 1871 On duty at Dover.
27 Mar 1872 Assistant Surgeon Royal Artillery at Newcastle.
1 Mar 1873 Promoted Surgeon.
1 Apr 1873 Promoted Surgeon–Major. Moved from the Royal Artillery to the Staff Aldershot.
Malta 22 Oct 1885 Died at Rocklands Sliema from dysentery, in the fortieth year of his age. Was buried at Ta' Braxia cemetery Pieta'. On 5 December 1894, his widow aged 38 years, married Captain Thomas Carlyle Skinner RE, aged 29 years.
Entry No: 6341. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898), Aberdeen (1917).
RAMC/PE/3/27/Drew. Manuscript for Drew's Roll.
Succession Book Vol 14. Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.
Naval and Military Medical Services Br Med J (1885), 764 (Published 17 October 1885).
Naval and Military Medical Services Br Med J (1885), 938 (Published 14 November 1885).