No 219 Assistant Surgeon Alexander McArthur LRCSI (1847) MD (Glas 1847)
15 Dec 1826 – 20 Jan 1871 [Woolwich]
Surgeon Alexander McArthur served in the 7th Fusiliers in the Crimea from the landing on 14 September 1854 up to 10 May 1855. He saw action on the Bulgavac and McKenzie's Farm and was at the Battles of Alma, Balaklava, the siege and fall of Sebastopol and sortie of 26 October 1854. He received the Crimea medal with three clasps and the Turkish Medal.
Surgeon McArthur also served in the Indian Mutiny of 1857–1858. He was at the advance on the Dilkoosha Palace and La Martiniere School and was at the relief of Lucknow by Lord Clyde. He was wounded on 14 November 1857 and received the Indian Mutiny Medal with clasp and a years service for Lucknow.
Service Record — Alexander McArthur
22 Dec 1848 Acting Assistant Surgeon.
3 Apr 1849 Assistant Surgeon 1st West India Regiment from Acting Assistant Surgeon.
1851 In Jamaica.
11 Mar 1853 Staff Assistant Surgeon.
1853 In Jamaica and Cork Ireland.
24 Mar 1854 Assistant Surgeon 7th (Royal Fusiliers).
Malta 17 Apr 1854 Arrived at Malta.
1854 Left for Turkey.
11 May 1855 Staff Surgeon of the 2nd Class.
12 Oct 1856 Placed on half-pay.
31 Oct 1856 Surgeon Military Train.
10 Jan 1869 Promoted Surgeon Major Military Train.
16 Mar 1870 Staff Surgeon Major.
1870–1871 On duty at Woolwich.
20 Jan 1871 Died at Woolwich.
- Drew R., 1968. Entry No: 4991. 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.