Charles Abercrombie Anderson M.D., was appointed Assistant Surgeon on 25 August 1841. He served on the Queen in 1843 and the Formidable in 1844. He was appointed to the flag-ship Asia in the Pacific in 1849.
Medical Register 1865 entry for Charles Abercombie Anderson as follows:
Date of Registration 14 May 1861.
Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals, Royal Navy;
Lic. Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 1841;
M.D. Univ. Edinburgh 1842.
Charles A. Anderson was appointed Surgeon Superintendent to the convict ship Lord Dalhousie in 1852. The Lord Dalhousie departed Cork 30 April 1852 and arrived in Van Dieman's Land on 4 August 1852.
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