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Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Clarke John Frederick

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Assistant Inspector John Frederick Clarke MD (Dubl 1815)
25 Aug 1783 [Dublin] – 29 Oct 1848 [County Wicklow]

Service Record — John Frederick Clarke

27 June 1811 Hospital Mate General Service.

25 June 1812 Assistant Surgeon 51st (2nd Yorkshire, West Riding, Light Infantry) Regiment.

18 Jan 1827 Assistant Surgeon John Frederick Clarke MD 51st Foot was promoted Surgeon to the Forces vice Staff Surgeon Michael Sweeny who became a Physician to the Forces.

4 Sept 1828 Assistant Inspector of Hospitals. Principal Medical Officer Sierra Leone.

11 May 1830 Reduced to half-pay.

22 May 1835 Back on full-pay.

Malta Oct 1835 Principal Medical Officer. Took charge of the medical department in accordance with General Orders of 20 Oct 1835.

Malta 1836 On garrison duty.

Malta June–Oct 1837 Epidemic of cholera in Malta.

Malta June 1837 Member of the Central Committee for the supervision of cases of cholera.

Distinguished himself during the Cholera epidemic of 1837.

Malta 15 July 1838 On leave on urgent private affairs.

Malta 14 Feb 1839 Returned from leave.

9 Aug 1839 Promoted Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals, vice DIGH John Arthur, who returned to half-pay.

26 Sept 1839 Left for Van Diemen Island, (modern Tasmania), where he served as Colonial Surgeon Hobart Town until 1844.

5 Sept 1843 Promoted Inspector General of Hospitals vice IG Frederick Albert Loinsworth who died at Calcutta on 21 Aug 1842. Consequently Staff Surgeon 1st Class John Robertson was recalled from half-pay and promoted Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals vice Clarke.

1844 Inspector General of Bengal Hospital at Calcutta.

25 June 1847 Retired to half-pay. Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals Henry Franklin was promoted Inspector General of Hospitals vice Clarke.

Bibliography

  • Entry No: 3329. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898), Aberdeen (1917).
  • Succession Book Vol 1 (1 May 1846). Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.