Service Record — James Wilson
5 Aug 1858 Staff Assistant Surgeon.
24 Sept 1858 Assistant Surgeon 2nd/3rd (East Kent-The Buffs) Regiment of Foot.
Malta 20 Oct 1858 Arrived from England.
Malta 1859 On duty with his regiment.
Malta 1860 On duty with his regiment.
Malta 1860 PMO Malta reported:
Requires experience in the service. Cases fairly kept.
Malta 1861 On duty with his regiment.
Malta 14 Feb 1862 Returned from home leave.
Malta 10 June 1862 Left for Gibraltar.
July 1865 While at British Demerara, (British Guyana), published Two cases of cerebro spinal meningitis with remarks in the Army Medical Department Report (1867); XI: 319.
26 June 1867 Assistant Surgeon Royal Artillery. Served with C Bde Royal Horse Artillery (1868–1870) and with B Bde Royal Horse Artillery (1871–1873).
1 Mar 1873 Promoted Surgeon Army Medical Department.
1 Apr 1873 Promoted Surgeon Major. Moved from the Royal Artillery to the Medical Staff at Canterbury.
1874–1879 On duty in Bengal.
1878–1880 Took part in the second Afghan War where he was said to have rendered
good service. Was on the expedition to the Hisarak Valley.
Jan 1881 Moved to Aldershot.
Sept 1882 Served in the Egyptian War.
Oct 1882 Returned to Aldershot from Egypt.
Oct 1887 Surgeon Major J Wilson MB serving in Bengal at the station hospital at Roorkee was appointed to the civil medical charge of Roorkee, during the absence of Brigade Surgeon S C Amesbury.
May 1888 Moved from Bengal to Aldershot.
7 May 1889 Promoted Brigade Surgeon, ranking as Lieutenant Colonel, on the promotion of Brigade Surgeon Charles Herve Giraud to Deputy Surgeon General (Surgeon Colonel).
Aug 1889 Moved from Aldershot to the Curragh. Appointed Senior Medical Officer to the Curragh Brigade.
14 Feb 1891 Placed on retired pay. The vacancy of Brigade Surgeon created on his retirement was filled by Surgeon Major Thomas O'Farrell.
9 Jan 1898 In medical charge of troops at Warwick. In February, he relinquished his medical charge of troops at Warwick.
Nov 1901 Relinquished the medical charge of troops at Aldershot.
15 May 1909 Died at Dean's Grove Guildford.