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Regimental Surgeons of the Malta Garrison
No 398 Street James Petrie

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No 398 Assistant Surgeon James Petrie Street BA (New Brunswick 1850) MD (Ed 1853) LRCS (Ed 1854)
5 July 1829 [New Brunswick] – 20 Feb 1893 [Sandvate Clapham Common]

Surgeon Major James Petrie Street qualified MD Edinburgh in 1853 and passed his examination at Surgeon's Hall Edinburgh on 1 August 1854. He entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon on 9 June 1854.

He served in the Eastern Campaign from 10 May 1855 and was present at the Siege and fall of Sebastopol and the assaults on the Redan on 18 June and 8 September.

He received the Crimea Medal with clasp and the Turkish Medal.

Service Record — James Petrie Street

9 June 1854 Staff Assistant Surgeon.

1854–1855 Served in Turkey.

31 Aug 1855 Appointed Assistant Surgeon 39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot vice Charles Dodgson Madden who became Assistant Surgeon 43rd Foot.

Malta 10 May 1856 Arrived from the Crimea.

15 May 1856 Left for England.

1 Aug 1856 Supernumerary in 39th Regiment and reverted to Staff Assistant Surgeon.

1856 Served in the Cape of Good Hope.

1857 Served in the East Indies.

1858–1859 Served in Nova Scotia.

17 June 1859 Exchanged with Assistant Surgeon John Eldon Young 62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot.

10 June 1862 Appointed Staff Assistant Surgeon on the death of Staff Assistant Surgeon Richard Jukes Worthington on 2 February 1862.

1862–1863 Served in Canada and Nova Scotia.

1864–1866 On duty in Shorncliffe.

15 June 1866 Staff Surgeon.

1866–1867 On duty in Jamaica and Bermuda.

8 Feb 1868 Appointed Surgeon 61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot vice Surgeon Major Usher Williamson Evans. He served as their medical officer until 1877 when he moved to the staff of Bermuda.

9 June 1874 Surgeon Major.

1878–1879 On duty in Bermuda.

9 Dec 1879 Retired with the honorary rank of Brigade Surgeon.

References

  1. Drew R., 1968. Entry No: 5299. Medical Officers in the British Army 1660 – 1960. Volume I: 1660 – 1898. London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
  2. RAMC/PE/3/27/Drew. Manuscript for Drew's Roll.
  3. Naval and Military Medical Services. Br Med J (1893): 1; 552 (Published 11 March 1893).