22. September 1864
I have received and laid before my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty your letter of the 21. instant requesting to be appointed Staff Surgeon of Woolwich Yard.
Your obedient Servant
William Loney Esqre M.D.
Staff Surgeon R.N.
Army & Navy Club
The signatory is Second Secretary William Govett Romaine C.B.
[William Wogan] Baynes [Staff Surgeon of seniority 28 Feb 1844] was transferred from Plymouth Hospital to Woolwich Dockyard, and was no doubt named for the
appointment at & before the date of my application.
Knowing this early in October and being apprised of [Dr. John] Gallaghers [Deputy Inspector of Hospitals and Fleets of seniority 26 mar 1864] death on the 12th I made the application which elicited the following acknowledgement.