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Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Riordan John

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Surgeon Major John Riordan MB
2 Mar 1856 – 19 Oct 1938

Introduction

Lieutenant Colonel John Riordan entered the Army Medical Department as a surgeon on 4 August 1883. He served with the Burmese expedition in 1885–86, (medal with clasp) and on the North-West Frontier of India Campaign in 1897–98 with the Tirah Expeditionary force (medal with two clasps).

Lieutenant Colonel John Riordan retired on 12 December 1903.

Service Record — John Riordan

4 Aug 1883 Surgeon AMD.

Disembarked for duty at Malta from England while in charge of troops to Singapore.

Oct 1884 On duty at the Station Hospital Rangoon.

1885 – 1886 On duty in Burma.

Nov 1888 Served in the Madras Command. Granted leave of absence for 182 days on private affairs.

14 Apr 1890 Arrived at Portsmouth from India in the Malabar.

June 1890 Changed station from Madras to Tipperary.

Sept 1890 Changed station from Cahir to Cork.

Oct 1890 Changed station from Cork to Waterford.

4 Aug 1895 Promoted Surgeon-Major having completed twelve years' full-pay service.

Malta 31 Jan 1895 Arrived at Malta.
Officer in medical charge Fort Ricasoli and out forts Royal Artillery Eastern District.
Resident at Officer's Quarters Fort Ricasoli.

Malta 26 Aug 1895 Home on leave.

Malta 2 Oct 1895 Returned to Malta.

Malta 1896 Officer in medical charge Fort Ricasoli and out forts Royal Artillery Eastern District.
Resident at Officer's Quarters Fort Ricasoli.

Malta 1897 Officer in medical charge Tigne, Sliema, and Manoel District.
Resident at The Imperial Hotel Sliema.

Malta 2 Feb 1897 Left Malta for Bengal.

Nov 1902 Tour expired. Proceeded to England from Bengal during the trooping season of 1902–03. Detailed for duty with troops on the homeward voyage.

4 Aug 1903 Promoted Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.

12 Dec 1903 Retired. On 13 Dec, the wife of Lt Col J Riordan was delivered of a son at Abbey House Waterford.

Feb 1904–1916 Employed when on retired list in medical charge of troops at Clonmel Co. Tipperary.

9 Sept 1904 Death of Gertrude, beloved wife of Lt Col J Riordan, at her husband's residence, Roseville, Clonmell, from cephalic tetanus, the result of a carriage accident.

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