David Bruce Naval Hospital Mtarfa

Regimental Surgeons of the Malta Garrison
Pratt Egerton James

Assistant Surgeon Egerton James Pratt
? – 24 May 1856 [Cape of Good Hope]

11 June 1841 Assistant Surgeon 63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment of Foot.

6 Dec 1844 Appointed Assistant Surgeon 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot, vice Assistant Surgeon Thomas Bartlett, who retired upon half-pay. The vacancy in 63rd Foot was filled by Assistant Surgeon William Stuart. Stuart was killed by the Kaffirs at the Cape of Good Hope on 24 Dec 1850.

Malta 7 May 1848 Arrived at Malta.

3 Apr 1849 Assistant Surgeon 62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot.

Apr 1849 His servant died from drowning.

Malta 17 May 1849 Returned to England following his appointment to 62nd Regiment.

7 May 1852 Surgeon 6th (Royal 1st Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot.

1852–1853 Served in the 8th Kaffir War Cape Colony.

24 May 1856 Died at The Cape of Good Hope.


  1. Entry No: 4653. 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 25/3902, Records of Service - Officers of the Medical Department (1790–1847).