David Bruce Naval Hospital Mtarfa

Regimental Surgeons of the Malta Garrison
Paton William

Surgeon William Paton
23 Apr 1775 – 24 Jan 1844 [Fife]

26 Dec 1794 Regimental Mate.

25 Dec 1796 Assistant Surgeon 42nd Royal Highland Regiment of Foot.

26 Feb 1801 Surgeon 13th (First Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot.

Malta 2 Dec 1801 Arrived from Egypt.

Malta 1802 On duty with his regiment.

Malta 30 Jan 1803 Left for Gibraltar.

28 Aug 1806 Half-pay.

4 June 1807 Surgeon Recruiting District.

25 Sept 1814 Retired on half-pay.

24 Jan 1844 Died a bachelor, on his estate of Durham, Torryburn in Fife. His two brothers, also doctors, had joined the East India Company.1

Sources

  1. Entry No: 1582. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898), Aberdeen (1917).
  2. TNA:WO 25/3897, Records of Service - Officers of the Medical Department (1790–1847).
  3. 1Ackroyd M, Brockliss L, Moss M, Retford K, Stevenson J. Advancing with the Army. Medicine, the Professions, and Social Mobility in the British Isles, 1790-1850 p 256 (Oxford 2006).