Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Laing Robert

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Assistant Surgeon Robert Laing

Service Record — Robert Laing

12 Apr 1827 Hospital Assistant.

5 Nov 1829 Assistant Surgeon 73rd Regiment of Foot vice Assistant Surgeon James Hunton Cardiff promoted Staff Surgeon.

Malta 28 Aug 1830 Arrived from Gibraltar. Fell seriously ill during the epidemic of Yellow Fever which hit Gibraltar in Nov 1828. During this epidemic the medical department lost their PMO Inspector of Hospitals John Hennen and Assistant Surgeon John Gordon Fraser 73rd Foot. Hospital Assistants William Cruickshank and Robert Laing and Assistant Surgeon George Woods 94th Foot fell seriously ill but recovered.

Malta 1831 On duty with his regiment.

Malta 1832 On duty with his regiment.

Malta 1833 On duty with his regiment.

Malta 26 Sept 1834 Exchanged with Staff Assistant Surgeon George Martin.

17 Feb 1836 Resigned. The vacancy created on the Staff was filled by Gentleman James Cockburn who was commissioned Staff Assistant Surgeon on 15 April 1836.


  • Entry No: 4256. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898), Aberdeen (1917).
  • Succession Book Vol 1 (1 May 1846). Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.