Andrew Douglas Wilson (Willson) was appointed to the position of Assistant Surgeon on 14 January 1814.
He was promoted to Surgeon in the Royal Navy in 1824.  He was appointed acting surgeon to the Bellette in January 1824 
In 1828 he was Surgeon on the vessel Primrose which was used in the suppression of the slave trade. - Extracts from the Journal of Andrew Douglas Wilson, Surgeon of His Majesty's Ship Primrose bearing date of 5th August 1828 
Andrew D. Wilson was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on three convict ship voyages to Australia: