Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison Tydd Benjamin
258 Surgeon Benjamin Tydd
LRCSI (1849) 11 July 1825 [Ennis Co. Clare] – 24 Oct 1880 [Ightham Kent]
Surgeon Benjamin Tydd served in the Eastern Campaign of 1854–1855 including the affair on the Bulgavac, a small stream not far from the river Alma, and in the Battle of Alma. He received the Crimea medal with clasp and the Turkish medal.
From 1879 to 1880, Deputy Surgeon General Benjamin Tydd was the Head of the Statistical Branch of the Medical Department at Whitehall Yard London.
Deputy Surgeon General Benjamin Tydd died in 1880, near Sevenoaks, Kent aged 55 years.
Service Record — Benjamin Tydd
25 Apr 1851 Staff Assistant Surgeon.
9 May 1851 Appointed Assistant Surgeon 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot on the resignation of Assistant Surgeon Thomas Moore Philson. The vacancy created by the appointed of Tydd to the 58th Foot was filled by Gentleman William James Ingham who was commissioned Staff Assistant Surgeon.
Malta 6 Apr 1854 Arrived from England and left for the Crimea. Was present at the Battle of Alma.
15 Dec 1854 Arrived at Malta from Scutari with 258 wounded and convalescents.
30 Dec 1854 Returned to England with 199 wounded and convalescents.