Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison Franklyn Edward James
229 Surgeon General Edward James Franklyn FRCS (Ed 1864) MD (St And 1872) 4 Sept 1827 [Miletown Isle of Sheppey] – 31 Jan 1889 [Ardrishaig Argyllshire]
Surgeon General Edward James Franklyn entered the Army Medical Department in 1849. He served in the Eastern Campaign of 1854 – 1855 in medical charge of the 77th Regiment of Foot throughout all the various siege operations before Sebastopol. He was present at the cavalry action at Balaklava of 25 October 1854 and was placed in charge of the Russian wounded after the Battle of Inkerman. He was recommended for an honorary distinction by General John William Codrington. He received the Crimean Medal with two clasps, the Order of the Medjidieh of the 5th Class and the Turkish Medal.
In 1857, Surgeon Edward James Franklyn served in the Indian Mutiny with the column under Lt Col W. W. Turner 97th Foot at Sasseram and on the Grand Trunk Road at Bengal.
Surgeon General Edward James Franklyn died at Tighnacoille, Ardrishaig, Argyllshire on 31 January 1889, aged 61 years.
Service Record — Edward James Franklyn
19 Oct 1849 Assistant Surgeon Staff.
15 Feb 1850 Assistant Surgeon 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot.
24 Mar 1854 Staff Assistant Surgeon. Served in the
Crimean War. He was present at the Battle of Balaclava. Took charge of Russian soldiers wounded in the Battle of Inkerman.
15 May 1855 Promoted Surgeon 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot from Staff.
2 Mar 1858 Awarded the Imperial Order of the Medjidie (5th Class) by the Sultan for his distinguished services before the enemy during the war against Russia.
31 Dec 1858 Surgeon 14th Light Dragoons. Served in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny.
17 June 1859 Exchanged with Surgeon William Arden 7th Dragoon Guards.