John Mortimer R.N.
Convict Ship Surgeon
Date of Seniority Royal Navy 17 February 1806
John Mortimer was stationed at Antigua in 1809. He was
Surgeon at the hospital at Martinique in 1810; and Surgeon to the Naval Hospital at Barbadoes in 1814 
1816 - 1817
Employed as Surgeon Superintendent on the convict ship Fame
to New South Wales, arriving in Port Jackson on 8th March 1817.
He was practising at Torrington.......Extract of a letter from Mr. Mortimer, an able Practitioner in Torrington, and late Surgeon of the Naval Hospital at Barbadoes.
John Mortimer was on the List of Gentlemen who passed their Surgical Examinations at Edinburgh
Employed as Surgeon to the Haslar Hospital
Appointed Deputy Inspector of Hospitals on 22 August 1840 (Haslar Hospital)
Appointed Medical Inspector of Hospitals and Fleets on 9th November 1846
John Mortimer died at Gosport age 74 on 20 April 1856 
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