Staff Surgeon William Braybrooke
10 June 1816 – 23 Oct 1863 [Woolwich]
16 June 1843 Assistant Surgeon 30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot.
26 Jan 1844 Assistant Surgeon 97th (The Earl of Ulster's) Regiment of Foot.
23 Sept 1845 Assistant Surgeon 15th (York, East Riding) Regiment of Foot.
19 Dec 1845 Staff Assistant Surgeon.
2 Sep 1853 Surgeon 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot.
24 Jan 1854 Aged 35 years, married Rhoda Mary Ebhart, aged 34 years at St Luke's Church Chelsea.
24 Feb 1854 Staff Surgeon 2nd Class.
29 June 1854 At New Tavern Fort, Gravesend Kent.
Malta 8 Feb 1855 Arrived from England. Highly recommended by the PMO Inspector General Scott Daniel for his administrative talents in the arrangements of hospitals.
21 Aug 1855 Left for England.
31 Oct 1856 Surgeon Military Train.
18 Feb 1862 Staff Surgeon.
1 Aug 1863 Staff Surgeon Major Military Train.
23 Oct 1863 Died at Woolwich.
He entered the service in June 1843 and had served in America and China. He was highly respected; a more kind and attentive officer to his patients never entered the service. The funeral took place with full military honours, and was attended in procession by about 500 officers and men, consisting of a detachment from various corps, and the officers commanding brigades and divisions in garrison.1
- Entry No: 4740. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898). Aberdeen (1917).
- Succession Book Vol 4. Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.
- 1Obituary Colburn's United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal Dec 1863 No 421 Part III p 592.
- TNA:WO 25/3241, Records of officers' marriages.