William Loney RN - Documents
On 11 November 1839, William Loney was examined by Sir William Burnett
, Physician General to the Royal Navy, for a position as Assistant Surgeon. The results of such examinations were recorded chronologically in a bound volume inscribed “Physician General 20. June 1839 - 31. Aug. 1846”, and now in the historic collection of the Institute of Naval Medicine
in Alverstoke, Hampshire.
Obviously Burnett considered Loney a suitable candidate, because only 8 days later he received his first appointment, as sole medical man in Wanderer
, commissioning for the West Africa station.