David Bruce Naval Hospital Mtarfa

Regimental Surgeons of the Malta Garrison
Lavens Patrick Henry

Assistant Surgeon Patrick Henry Lavens
? – 16 Jan 1842 [Kirkee Bombay]

28 June 1810 Hospital Mate for General Service.

24 Oct 1811 Assistant Surgeon 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot.

18 June 1815 Served at Waterloo.

Malta 1818 Arrived at Malta.

Mar 1818 Left for the Ionian Islands.

3 Aug 1826 Surgeon 51st Regiment of Foot.

15 Nov 1828 Surgeon 14th Light Dragoons vice Surgeon Thomas Forster who retired to half-pay 3rd Foot. Surgeon Robert Shekleton was recalled from half-pay 3rd Foot to fill the vacancy in the 51st Foot created by the appointment of Surgeon Lavens to 14th Light Dragoons. He had been on half-pay since 25 Feb 1816.

16 Jan 1842 Death of Surgeon Patrick Henry Lavens. On 29 March 1842, Assistant Surgeon James Wemyss Moffatt was promoted Surgeon vice Lavens. Moffat died at Colaba Bombay on 3 May 1843.


  1. Entry No: 3200. Johnston, W. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol. 1. London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 1968.
  2. London Gazette 25 Nov 1828.
  3. The United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal 1842 Part II p 138.