Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Ranken Robert

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Surgeon Robert Ranken

Service Record — Robert Ranken

13 June 1811 Hospital Mate for General Service.

June 1811-1814 Served in the Peninsular War.

16 Apr 1812 Assistant Surgeon 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot.

11 June 1830 Promoted Surgeon 34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot, vice Matthew Farman deceased 13 Apr 1830.

14 Feb 1834 Appointed surgeon 1st/Rifle Brigade vice Surgeon Thomas Hughes Ridgeway, who retired upon half-pay. The vacancy in 34th Foot was filled by Staff Surgeon William Lyons, who was recalled from half-pay.

Malta Nov 1840 Arrived at Malta.

Malta 14 Apr–14 July 1841 On leave.

6 Aug 1841 Retired to half-pay.


  • Entry No: 3327. 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 25/3898, Records of Service - Officers of the Medical Department (1790–1847).