Surgeon Major Charles William Woodroffe served with the 1st Royals in China in 1860. He was at the taking of Sinho and Tangku and the occupation of Tientsin and the surrender of Pekin. He received the China Medal with two clasps.
21 Mar 1851 Assistant Surgeon 13th (1st Somersetshire) (Prince Albert's Light Infantry) Regiment.
8 July 1853 Exchanged with Staff Assistant Surgeon William Brown.
1853–1858 Served in Corfu.
26 Jan 1858 Appointed Staff Surgeon of the 2nd Class vice Thomas Parr, who became Surgeon 67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot, vice Surgeon John Elliott Carte appointed Surgeon 14th Foot.
23 July 1858 Surgeon 2nd/1st or The Royal Regiment of Foot.
1860 Served in China with 1st Royals.
Malta 12 Feb 1868 Arrived from Gibraltar.
2 Sept 1868 Appointed Staff Surgeon vice Andrew Knox Rickards RA who became Staff Surgeon on the death of Staff Surgeon Thomas McSheehy.
11 Nov 1868 Left for England.
1869 In Cork.
1870 In Cork and Dublin.
1871 In Dublin.
21 Mar 1871 Promoted Surgeon Major.
17 May 1871 Retired on half-pay with the rank of Surgeon Major.
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