Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison Irwin Chamney Graves
331 Surgeon Chamney Graves Irwin
BA (Dubl 1853) MRCS (Eng 1853) MB (Dubl 1862) LM (Rotunda Dubl 1862) 4 Jan 1831 [Macao China] – 23 Oct 1910 [Nottingham]
Deputy-Surgeon General Chamney Graves Irwin was educated at Dublin. He qualified as a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1853 and joined the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon in 1854.
In 1854, he served in the Crimean War up to 22 September 1855 and again from 15 July 1855. He was present at the Battle of the Alma and at the siege and fall of Sebastopol, for which he received a medal with two clasps and the Turkish medal. He retired from the service in 1891, with the rank of Deputy Surgeon-General.
Service Record — Chamney Graves Irwin
24 Feb 1854 Assistant Surgeon 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot.
22 Jan 1867 Exchanged with Surgeon Henry Higgins Jones 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot.
21 Aug 1869 Appointed Staff Surgeon.
1870 Served in Colchester.
20 May 1870Exchanged with Surgeon Charles Christopher Piper 1st/13th (1st Somersetshire) (Prince Albert's Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot. Served as medical officer 1st/13th Regiment until 1873 when he moved to the Staff at Malta.