No 377 Assistant Surgeon Robert Wyatt Meadows MRCS (Eng 1854)
10 Aug 1832 [Kensington] – 9 Nov 1911 [Saltash Cornwall]
Surgeon Major Robert Wyatt Meadows qualified MRCS on 7 April 1854 and entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon on 26 May 1854.
He served with the 9th Regiment in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–1856 and was present at the Siege and fall of Sebastopol and the assault of the batteries on 18 June.
He received the Crimea Medal with clasp and the Turkish Medal.
Surgeon Major Robert Wyatt Meadows was also in the Afghan War of 1879–1880 and was present in the engagements at Ahmed Khel and Urzoo near Ghazni for which he received a medal with clasp.
Service Record — Robert Wyatt Meadows
26 May 1854 Gentleman Robert Wyatt Meadows was appointed Assistant Surgeon 9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot.
Malta July 1854 Arrived at Valletta.
Oct 1854 Served in the Crimea with 9th Regiment, including the siege and fall of Sebastopol, and assault of the batteries on 18 June.
Malta 1856 At Malta.
11 Dec 1857 Assistant Surgeon Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment.
22 Aug 1865 Promoted Staff Surgeon.
1865–1868 Served in Ceylon.
1869 On duty in Aldershot.
20 Oct 1869 Appointed Surgeon 68th (Durham Light Infantry) Regiment on the death of Surgeon Edward McGill on 14 September 1869. He served as their medical officer until March 1876 when he moved to the Staff Bull Point Plymouth.
Sept 1871 Exhibited his battle field splint by Mayer and Meltzer to the Annual Museum at the Plymouth meeting. The splint was described as an
admirable contrivance, not only in cases of emergency, but also in routine practice.
26 May 1874 Surgeon–Major.
1877–1879 On duty at Bull Point Plymouth and as PMO Devonport.
April 1879 To Bengal. Served in Bengal from 1879 to 1881.
1879–1880 Served in the Afghan War, and was present in the engagements at Ahmed Kheyl and Urzoo near Ghazni.
27 Nov 1879 Brigade Surgeon.
6 Feb 1883 Promoted Deputy Surgeon–General.
16 Oct 1889 Promoted Surgeon–General, ranking as Major–General, vice Jeffery Allen Marston MD CB FRCS, retired.
10 Aug 1892 Retired to half-pay. After his retirement from the Army Medical Staff he took up his residence at Saltash in Cornwall.
9 Nov 1911 Died at Saltash aged 78 years, leaving an estate worth £25,260.
- Drew R., 1968. Entry No: 5268. 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.
- Naval and Military Medical Services Br Med J (1889), 2: 1065 (Published 9 November 1889).
- Obituary. Br Med J (1911), 2: 1450 (Published 25 November 1911).
- Annual Museum Plymouth Meeting. Br Med J (1871), 2: 385 (Published 30 September 1871).