Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
White William Ramsay

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Assistant Surgeon William Ramsay White
29 Nov 1782 – 15 Aug 1857

Service Record — William Ramsay White

4 Nov 1805 Hospital Mate.

21 Nov 1805 Assistant Surgeon 2nd/27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot.

Malta 1805 Assistant Surgeon 27th Foot.
Left on Sir James Craig's Expedition to Naples.

5 May 1806–16 July 1811 Served at Sicily, Malta, and Naples.

Malta 1809 Returned to Malta.

1809 Present at the capture of Ischia and Procida (10 June 1809).

1810–1811 Was in Sicily during the military operation carried out along the shores of the Straits of Messina in the face of a French Force under Joachim Murat, King of Naples (1808–1815).

13 Nov 1812 Staff Hospital Assistant.

1813–14 Served in the Peninsular War.

24 Feb 1814 Surgeon 84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment of Foot.

11 Nov 1824 Surgeon 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot (by exchange).

21 Sept 1830 Appointed surgeon 16th Light Dragoons vice Isaac Robinson promoted Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals on 22 July 1830.

28 Aug 1835 At the fortress of Chunor, near the city of Benares, in the East Indies, aged 43 years, Matilda Margaret, the beloved wife of W R White Esq, Surgeon 16th Lancers, and youngest daughter of the late William Strutt Esq, Mayor of Sudbury, County of Suffolk. This amiable and inestimable lady proceeded with a widowed daughter to England last year, and when hastening to rejoin her husband and family at Cawnpore, after an absence of nineteen months, was cut off in twelve hours by a severe attack of cholera.1

14 Jan 1842 Staff Surgeon.

16 June 1848 Retired with the rank of Deputy-Inspector General.


  • Entry No: 2555. 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, (1790–1847); Records of Service – Officers of the Medical Department.
  • 1Deaths United Service Journal and Naval and Military Magazine 1836 Part I p 431.