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Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Whittaker John Henderson

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600 Surgeon Major John Henderson Whittaker LRCSI (1857)
23 May 1836 [Ballina Co Mayo] – 24 Apr 1904 [Monkstown Dublin]

Introduction

Surgeon Major, ranking at Lieutenant Colonel, John Henderson Whittaker entered the Army Medical Department in October 1857. He took part in the operations connected with the Fenian Raid into Canada in 1870 as assistant surgeon in the 69th Regiment, receiving the medal with clasp.

Lieutenant Colonel John Henderson Whittaker was Surgeon to the Royal Hibernian Military School in Dublin, to which he was appointed in 1885, relinquishing that position in 1901. He died on the 24 April 1904, at 7 Longford Terrace, Monkstown Dublin.

Service Record — John Henderson Whittaker

3 Oct 1857 Staff Assistant Surgeon.

6 Nov 1857 Promoted Assistant Surgeon 69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot from the Staff.

1870 Served in the Red River Rebellion under Colonel Garnet Wolseley.

23 Nov 1872 Promoted Staff Surgeon vice Staff Surgeon Major John Alexander William Thompson promoted Deputy Inspector General. The vacancy in the 69th Foot was filled by Staff Assistant Surgeon Gustavus Rochfort Rae.

June 1873 Promoted Staff Surgeon from 69th Foot. Served as medical officer 49th Brigade Depôt Woolwich.

1874 Medical officer 2nd/20th Foot.

Malta 24 Mar 1877 Arrived from 2nd/20th Foot to the Staff Malta.

3 Oct 1877 Promoted Surgeon Major.

Malta 1878 On garrison duty.

Malta 1879 On garrison duty.

Malta 1880 On garrison duty.

Malta 9 June 1881 To England on leave.

21 Sept 1881 Returned from England.

Malta 11 Apr 1882 Left Malta for England.

May 1882 To Clifton.

20 Apr 1883 Promoted Brigade Surgeon.

16 July 1884 Retired with the honorary rank of Deputy Surgeon General having completed 24 years' service on full-pay.

1885 Appointed Medical Officer to the Royal Hibernian Military School in Dublin.

24 Apr 1904 Died at 7 Longford Terrace, Monkstown Dublin.

Bibliography

  • Drew R., 1968. Entry No: 5625. Medical Officers in the British Army 1660 – 1960. Volume 1: 1660 – 1898. London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
  • RAMC/PE/3/27/Drew. Manuscript for Drew's Roll.
  • Succession Book Vol 10. Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.
  • Royal Army Medical Corps. Br Med J (1904); 1:1051 (Published 30 April 1904).