Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Marlow Benjamin William

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106 Surgeon Benjamin William Marlow
CB (1873) LRCS (Ed 1841) MD (Ed 1842)
18 Mar 1820 – 7 Nov 1894 [Alverstoke]


Surgeon Major Benjamin William Marlow qualified LRCS Edinburgh in 1841. He obtained his MD Edinburgh in 1842 with a thesis On the Spermatozoa. He served in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–55 and was present at the Battles of Alma, Inkerman, and the siege and fall of Sebastopol.

He received the Crimea medal with three clasps, the Turkish Medal and the French Imperial Order of the Legion of Honour 5th Class.

Surgeon General Benjamin William Marlow died at Alverstoke in November 1894.

Service Record — Benjamin William Marlow

25 Oct 1842 Assistant Surgeon 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot.

24 Feb 1854 Promoted Staff Surgeon 2nd Class.

Malta Mar 1854 Arrived at Malta.

4 Apr 1854 Left for Turkey.

3 Nov 1854 Surgeon 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot.

Served in the Crimean War, and was present at the Battles of Alma, Inkerman, and the siege and fall of Sebastopol.

Malta 24 May 1856 Arrived from Turkey and the Crimea.

Malta 20 Dec 1856 Left for England on private affairs.

25 Mar 1857 Returned from England.

Gazette 1 May 1857 Received the Legion of Honour for his distinguished service in the War with Russia.

3 Oct 1858 Baptism by the Rev Dudley Somerville, Assistant Chaplain to the Forces, of Mary Elizabeth Marlow daughter of Jane Mary and Surgeon Benjamin William Marlow.

25 Oct 1858 Left for the East Indies.

25 Oct 1862 Promoted Surgeon Major 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot.

31 Jan 1865 Appointed Staff Surgeon vice Staff Surgeon John Halyburton Ross who became Surgeon 39th Foot on the death of Surgeon Charles Thompson Abbott. The vacancy in 28th Foot was filled by Staff Surgeon Thomas Robert Williams

1865–1866 In Liverpool.

1866–1868 In Madras.

9 Mar 1867 Promoted Deputy Inspector General.

1869–1870 In Secunderabad.

12 Oct 1870 Retired with honorary rank of Surgeon General.

Gazette 24 May 1876 Appointed an Ordinary Member of the Military Division of the 3rd Class or Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.


  • Drew R., 1968. Entry No: 4719. Medical Officers in the British Army 1660 – 1960. Volume 1: 1660 – 1898. London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
  • RAMC/PE/3/27/Drew. Manuscript for Drew's Roll.
  • TNA:WO 25/3902, Records of Service – Officers of the Medical Department (1790–1847).
  • TNA:WO 17/2162, Returns of the General and Staff Officers Malta 1856.