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Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Irving George Clerk

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1229 Surgeon-Major George Clerk Irving
LRCSI (1866) Lic (1867) LM KQCPI (1867)
28 Dec 1845 [Gibraltar] – 22 Oct 1885 [Malta]

Introduction

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.

1873 – 1874 On duty in the Gold Coast.

1874 – 1875 At Aldershot.

Malta 20 June 1875 Arrived at Malta from England.

Malta 1876 On garrison duty.

Malta 1877 On garrison duty.

Malta 21 July 1878 Left for Cyprus.

1878 – 1880 On duty in Cyprus.

1 Apr 1879 Promoted Surgeon Major.

29 Mar 1880 Married Agnes Henrietta Susan Sammut, aged 23 years, daughter of physician Joseph and Mrs Janette Sammut MD.

1880 To Parkhurst from Cyprus.

Jan 1881 Posted to Bengal.

1881 – 1882 On duty in Bengal.

Dec 1884 Moved from Portsmouth to Winchester.

Malta 19 Sept 1885 Arrived at Malta from Winchester, England.

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.

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