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.