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362 Surgeon Peter Nevill Jackson MRCS (Eng 1852)
4 Oct 1829 [nr Beverley Yorkshire] – 14 May 1872 [Edinburgh]


Surgeon Peter Nevill Jackson qualified MRCS in 1852 and entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon on 25 April 1854.

He served in Turkey in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–1855. He was present at the Battles of Balaclava, Inkerman and Sebastopol.

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

Surgeon Peter Nevill Jackson took part in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny of 1857 and was present at the action at Bootwab.

He published Three cases of hydrophobia, AMD Report for 1863 Vol 5 page 518.

Service Record — Peter Nevill Jackson

28 Apr 1854 Staff Assistant Surgeon.
Served in the Crimean War.

8 June 1855 Assistant Surgeon 1st/13th (1st Somersetshire) (Prince Albert's Light Infantry) Regiment.

1857 Served in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny. Was present at the action at Bootwab.

20 June 1865 Promoted Staff Surgeon vice Staff Surgeon William Wilson Mills who moved to the Royal Artillery.

1865–1866 Served in Preston.

Malta 11 May 1866 Arrived from England.

21 Oct 1866 Home leave.

Malta 16 Jan 1867 Returned to Malta.

Malta 23 Aug 1867 Birth of a daughter Alice Mary.

Malta 18 Apr 1868 Promoted Surgeon 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot on the death of Surgeon Duncan Robertson Rennie.

Malta 23 July 1868 Death of his daughter Alice Mary aged 11 months.

Malta 13 Aug 1869 Returned to England.

22 Dec 1869 Surgeon 2nd/Royal North British Dragoons. Staff Surgeon Thomas John Tucker became surgeon 31st Foot vice Peter Nevill Jackson.

14 May 1872 Died in Edinburgh aged 43 years.


  • Drew R., 1968. Entry No: 5243. Medical Officers in the British Army 1660 – 1960. Volume I: 1660 – 1898. London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
  • RAMC/PE/3/27/Drew. Manuscript for Drew's Roll.
  • Succession Books Vol VII, (1 May 1846). Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.
  • TNA:WO 76/463/46 Returns of service of medical officers Peter Nevill Jackson..