Medical Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
Alexander Scott
1828 – 1913

No 267 Surgeon Alexander Scott Fogo

MRCS (Eng 1849) MD (St And 1851)

10 Aug 1828 [Halifax Nova Scotia] – 29 May 1913 [South Kensington]

Surgeon Alexander Scott Fogo served with the Royal Artillery throughout the Eastern Campaign of 1854 – 1855 including the Battle of Alma, Balaclava and the fall of Sebastopol.

He was awarded the Crimean Medal with three clasps, the Order of the Medjidie (5th Class) and the Turkish Medal.

Service Record

Alexander Scott Fogo
Surgeon Alexander Scott Fogo RA. (Lt Col Foster's collection of Netley photos - courtesy AMS Museum)

7 Oct 1851 Temporary Assistant Surgeon Army Medical Department.

8 Nov 1852 Assistant Surgeon Ordnance Medical Department (OMD).

1854–1855 Served in the Crimean War.

20 Sep 1854 At the Battle of the Alma with W Field Battery RA Third Division.

25 Oct 1854 At the Battle of the Balaclava.

2 Mar 1858 Awarded the Imperial Order of the Medjidie (5th Class) by the Sultan for his distinguished services before the enemy during the war against Russia.

31 Dec 1858 Promoted Surgeon 2nd/23rd (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot, vice Surgeon Edward Bradford who retired on half-pay.

Malta 8 Feb 1859 Arrived from England.

Malta 31 Mar 1860 The report from PMO Malta stated that: hospital is in the best possible order; is intelligent and zealous; hospital is always in excellent order; duties are correctly performed.

Malta 26 May 1860 Returned to England.

1 June 1860 – 1867 Surgeon Depôt Brigade Royal Artillery vice Davis placed upon half-pay. The vacancy created in 2nd/23rd Foot on the appointed of Fogo to the Royal Artillery was filled by Staff Surgeon Benjamin Tydd.

1867 – 1872 Surgeon Royal Artillery.

7 Oct 1871 Surgeon-Major Royal Artillery.

14 Feb 1872 Exchanged with Surgeon Augustus Patrick Meyers Corbett 1st/Rifle Brigade.

1875 From 1st/Rifle Brigade to Staff Aldershot.

29 Nov 1876 Retired on half-pay with the honorary rank of Deputy Surgeon General.