William Loney R.N. - Bermuda hospital
William Loney R.N. - Bermuda hospital

William Loney R.N.DocumentsLetterbook



Army & Navy Club
12 Oct 1864

Sir, I beg respectfully to offer myself as a candidate for the Appt. of Depy. Inspr. General at Bermuda vice Gallagher deceased, and expressing my readiness to proceed at a moments notice

I have the honor to be
Your most obedt. Servant
Wm. Loney Staff Surgeon R.N.

Dr Bryson F.R.S.
Director General

Send by messenger in plain envelope with the following enclosed

Covering letter:


Army & Navy Club
12 Oct 1864

Dear Dr. Bryson,
Having heard of the death of Dr. Gallagher at Bermuda from yellow fever, I beg to forward the enclosed formal letter of application for the vacancy. I do so in an informal manner so that if you have any other, in your opinion, more worthy of preferment, you may put my letter in the wastepaper basket. In making this application I hope you will simply see the same desire for advancement which would prompt me to prefer the surgeoncy of Plymouth Hospl. for the better paid appt. to Woolwich Dockyard.

Believe me to be
sincerely yours
Wm. Loney



Admiralty W.C.
12 October 1864

No. 2451.

I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of this days date, applying for promotion to Bermuda Hospital as Deputy Inspector General.

I am,
Your humble Servant,
A. Bryson
Director General

Dr. William Loney
Staff Surgeon R.N.
Army & Navy Club.

Loney’s comment:


The following appointment & promotions appear in the papers of the 9th. Nov. 1864

"Admiralty, Nov. 8th.

Surgeons - Dr Henry J. Domville, to be Deputy Inspector-General at Bermuda Hospital; John Mc Swiney to the Formidable (additional), for service with the Royal Marines at Deal; Dr Wm. Duirs, to be Surgeon and medical Storekeeper at Plymouth Hospital; Dr. Wm. L Gordon, to be Asst. Surgeon at Portsmouth Dockyard; Dr. John H. Patterson, Staff Surgeon, to be Staff Surgeon at Depford Dockyard."

Thus a junior is promoted and two men not yet Staff Surgeons get Staff Appointments. I have done with them. I make no further applications to either Somerset House [the Medical Department of the Navy] or Whitehall [the Admiralty proper].

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