Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Prichard Octavius

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Surgeon Octavius Prichard MD (Aberd 1818)
29 June 1785 – 28 Nov 1857 [Northampton]

Service Record — Octavius Prichard

21 Jan 1807 Hospital Mate.

25 Feb 1808 Assistant Surgeon 10th (North Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot.

5 Nov 1809–6 May 1810 Served at Gibraltar and Malta.

13 May 1813 Surgeon 10th (North Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot.

Malta Mar 1814 Arrived from Sicily.

Malta 1815 Surgeon 10th Foot.

1815–1816 Was in charge of both battalions 10th Regiment of Foot, the 2nd Battalion suffering severely with ophthalmia at Malta.

Malta 16 May 1816 Left the 1st/10th Regiment on sick leave. Retired upon half-pay of New Brunswick Fencibles, because his sick leave was not extended after his two years absence.

26 Mar 1818 Retired to half-pay.


  • Entry No: 2827. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898), Aberdeen (1917).
  • TNA:WO 25/3899, Records of Service - Officers of the Medical Department (1790–1847).
  • TNA:WO 25/771, Returns of the service of Medical officers.