Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Tobin John

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Hospital Mate John Tobin MD (St And 1820)
1789 – 17 Feb 1864 [Brussels]

Service Record — John Tobin

7 Dec 1809 Hospital Mate for General Service.

29 May 1810–Apr 1811 Served in Sicily, Gibraltar, and Malta.

Malta Feb 1811 Arrived in Malta.

Apr 1811 Left for UK with invalids.
Hospital Mates who accompanied the invalids from overseas stations back to England were held accountable for the bedding placed on board the transports for the comfort of the sick. The Mates had to deliver the bedding to the proper office at the place where the invalids were disembarked, and had to furnish a return, and strictly account for the whole of the bedding.

Malta August 1811 Returned to Malta.

Malta 19 Dec 1811 Assistant Surgeon 50th (West Kent) Regiment of Foot.

Malta 1812 Left Malta.

1813–1814 Served in the Peninsular War.

1 Jan 1818 Assistant Surgeon The 9th Lancers.

13 Dec 1819 Retired.


  • Entry No: 3086. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898), Aberdeen (1917).
  • TNA:WO 25/3899, Records of Service – Officers of the Medical Department (1790–1847).