David Bruce Naval Hospital Mtarfa

Regimental Surgeons of the Malta Garrison
Sowerby James Joseph

Assistant Surgeon James Joseph Sowerby
? – 25 Feb 1819

26 Dec 1799 Assistant Surgeon 20th (East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot.

1799 Served in Holland.

Malta 1801 Arrived in Malta.

Malta Nov 1802 Embarked for England following the reduction of the army at the end of the French Revolutionary Wars.

25 Dec 1802 Retired to half-pay.

Sept 1803 On duty at Minorca.

Malta 1805 Assistant Surgeon 1st/20th (East Devonshire) Regiment.
At Malta with his regiment, but left in 1805 for duty at Minorca.


  1. Entry No: 1940. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol I (20 June 1727-23 June 1898), Aberdeen (1917).