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Biographical entry Melville, Alexander (1783 - 1855)

MRCS May 5th 1813; FRCS (by election) Aug 26th 1844; MD Edin 1811.

10 November 1783
May 1855
General surgeon


Born on Nov 10th, 1783; he studied at Edinburgh, and joined the Army as Surgeon's Mate unattached on March 24th, 1804, at St Vincent. He was gazetted Assistant Surgeon to the 46th Foot on Sept 10th, 1807, saw active service at Martinique in 1809, and at Guadeloupe in 1810; was promoted to Surgeon of the 3rd West Indian Regiment on Sept 26th, 1811, transferred to the 25th Foot on Dec 25th, 1812, and to the Staff in the West Indies on Aug 3rd, 1826. He retired on half pay on Oct 17th, 1834, lived in retirement at Ghent, and died among his relatives at Montrose in May, 1855.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Johnston's RAMC Roll, No 2775].

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