David Bruce Naval Hospital Mtarfa

Regimental Surgeons of the Malta Garrison
Wyer George Goforth

Assistant Surgeon George Goforth Wyer
2 Feb 1825 [Cape Town] – ?

21 Feb 1851 Assistant Surgeon 3rd (East Kent-The Buffs) Regiment of Foot.

Malta 28 Apr 1851 Arrived from Cork.

Malta 25 June–12 July 1852 On leave on private affairs.

26 June 1852 Married Eliza Sarah Hadley, daughter of William Hadley, Paymaster 68th (Durham Light Infantry) Regiment.

Malta 1853 Malta as Assistant Surgeon 3rd Foot.

Malta 31 July 1854 Left for England.

Malta Jan 1855 Returned to Malta en route to join his regiment in Piraeus.

21 Jan 1855 Went missing owing to an altered state of mind brought on by "domestic tidings of a distressing nature". He concealed himself on board a French Steamer, but was found, and in Feb 1855, he was handed over by the captain to the British Consul on the island of Syra. He was returned to Malta to face a medical board.1

1 May 1855 Reduced to half-pay.


  1. Entry No: 5048. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898), Aberdeen (1917).
  2. 1 Malta Times 23 ? 1855, no 623.