David Bruce Naval Hospital Mtarfa

Staff Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Radford John Hopkins

Hospital Mate John Hopkins Radford
31 Mar 1764 – 28 June 1848 [Camberwell]

1784 Regimental Mate.

14 July 1789 Start of the French Revolution. In 1793, France declared war on Britain and invaded the Austrian Netherlands. In February 1793, Britain sent an Expeditionary Force to Holland. Between 1793 and 1796 Britain launched a number of campaigns against the French sugar islands in the Caribbean.

1794–1795 Served in the West Indies.

May 1796 Hospital Mate.

7 July 1796 Surgeon Royal Lancashire Militia.

1797–1798 Hospital Mate in the West Indies - (taken prisoner).

June 1798 Surgeon Staffordshire Militia.

8 Feb 1800 Hospital Mate.

Malta 20 Dec 1800 Embarked at Valletta on Sir Ralph Abercrombie's Expedition to Egypt.

22 Mar 1801 Escorted two officers and 40 wounded men from Egypt to Rhodes, and returned to Egypt with convalescents.

4 June 1801 Accompanied 104 soldiers and one badly wounded officer, and with no other medical assistance took sole care of them during the five weeks passage to Malta. He then attended at the Military Hospital Valletta until Sept 1801.

Malta Sept 1801 Left Malta. Accompanied 6 officers and 114 soldiers invalidated to the Duke of York Military Hospital Chelsea, where he arrived on 20 December 1801.

25 May 1802 Assistant Surgeon 14th Dragoons.

30 June 1803 Surgeon Staffordshire Militia.

21 Nov 1805 Assistant Surgeon the 87th (The Prince of Wales's Irish) Regiment of Foot.

20 Feb 1806 Assistant Surgeon Royal Wagon Train.

9 Apr 1807 Surgeon Recruiting District.

21 Dec 1815 Retired.

Sources

  1. Entry No: 2153. 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. TNA:WO 25/3897, Records of Service - Officers of the Medical Department (1790–1847).