Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Bacon Thomas

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Hospital Mate Thomas Bacon
? – c.10 Mar 1808

Service Record — Thomas Bacon

Malta Nov 1801 Arrived from Egypt.

Malta 1802 On duty at Malta.

17 Sep 1803 Assistant Surgeon 2nd West India Regiment.

The West India Regiments were raised for the defence of the Caribbean colonies. A total of 24 regiments served in the Caribbean between 1803–15. Many soldiers died form Yellow Fever or from inadequately distilled "New Rum" which was heavily contaminated with lead.