Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Pitcairn James

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Staff Surgeon Pitcairn James KB (1837) MD (Aberd 1813)
18 July 1776 – 12 Jan 1859

Service Record — Pitcairn James

19 June 1798 Hospital Mate.

30 Aug 1799 Staff Surgeon.

2 Mar 1801 Part of the medical staff at Aboukir.

Malta Nov 1801 Arrived from Egypt.

Malta Mar 1802 Returned to England.

25 June 1802 Reduced to half-pay.

22 Oct 1803 Deputy Inspector General of the Irish Medical Services.

1814 Served in Holland.

28 Dec 1830 Promoted Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals.

20 Mar 1832 At Cork, marriage of his third daughter, Elizabeth Deane, to Henry Augustus West, 12th Foot, third son of Lt Col West 3rd Guards, Lieutenant Governor of Landguard Fort.

2 July 1847 Appointed Inspector General of Hospitals with local rank.

24 Aug 1852 Retired with rank of Inspector General.


  • Entry No: 1891. Johnston, W. Roll of Commissioned Officers in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol. 1. London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 1968.
  • TNA:WO 25/3901, Records of Service – Officers of the Medical Department (1790–1847).