Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison Scott James Edward
190 Surgeon James Edward Scott BA (Dubl 1845) MRCS (Eng 1846) MB (1847) MD (Dubl 1854) 10 Dec 1824 [Co Down Ireland] – 7 Nov 1909 [Dublin]
Surgeon James Edward Scott served with the Rifle Brigade in the Kaffir War of 1852–1853. He was in the expedition beyond the Kei in August 1852 and took part in the final clearing of the Waterkloof (medal).
Surgeon Scott was also in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–1855 for which he received a medal with four clasps, the French Imperial Order of the Medjidie (5th Class) and the Turkish Medal.
Surgeon James Edward Scott died in November 1909, aged 85 years at 30 Burlington Road, Dublin.
Service Record — James Edward Scott
11 June 1847 Commissioned Assistant Surgeon
1st/Rifle Brigade vice Assistant Surgeon Frederick Donald Howell who was killed in a skirmish with Kaffirs at the Cape of Good Hope on 11 January 1847.
1852–53 Served with the Rifle Brigade in the Kaffir Wars, Eastern Cape South Africa. Present in the expedition beyond the Kei in August 1852, and the final clearing of the Waterkloof.
1854–1855 Embarked with the Rifle Brigade and from March 1855 served in the
Crimea as surgeon of the 41st (The Welsh) Regiment.
9 Feb 1855 Promoted Surgeon 41st (The Welsh) Regiment of Foot vice William Abbott Anderson who died on 3 January 1855 at Balaklava Harbour.
21 Nov 1856 Exchanged with James Leitch Staff Surgeon of the 2nd Class.
2 Oct 1857 Appointed Surgeon 4th/Rifle Brigade.
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.