Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison Orton Richard John William
679 Brigade Surgeon Richard John William Orton LRCS (Ed 1857) LRCP (Ed 1859) LM (Ed 1857) MRCP (Ed 1879) 19 May 1832 [Upwell Isle of Ely] – 20 Mar 1888 [Newcastle]
Brigade Surgeon Richard John William Orton took part in the Eastern Campaign against Russia of 1854–1856. He was present at the siege of Sebastopol and received the Crimea Medal with clasp and the Turkish Medal. He also took part in the China Expedition of 1860 and was present at the capture of the Taku Forts (medal with clasp).
He died on 20 March 1888, aged 56 years.
Service Record — John William Orton
23 Feb 1855–12 Sept 1855 Served on the Medical Staff.
25 May 1858 Staff Assistant Surgeon.
1858–1859 On duty in Belfast.
1860#8211;1862 Served in China.
1863 On duty at Aldershot.
5 May 1863 Appointed Assistant Surgeon 76th Regiment of Foot vice Assistant Surgeon Duncan Alexander Campbell Fraser promoted to Staff.
1 May 1867 Appointed Staff Assistant Surgeon vice Arthur Edwin Temple Longhurst promoted to the Staff. On duty at Netley.
1868 On duty at Preston.
2 Sept 1868 Assistant Surgeon 10th Bde Royal Artillery.