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Walter Lawrence
Convict Ship Surgeon-Superintendent


After the death of the surgeon Harry Goldney on the Randolph in 1849, Walter Lawrence was appointed acting-surgeon to take Goldney's place. He joined the vessel in that capacity at Simon's Bay.


His other naval appointments included the following:

Appointed Assistant-Surgeon to the Amazon in 1844 [1]

Appointed Assistant Surgeon to the Excellent in 1848 [2]

Appointed additional Assistant Surgeon to the Portland at Devonport in 1850[3]

Appointed Surgeon to the Buzzard in 1853-54[4]

Appointed to the Iris in 1857[5]

Appointed to the Shannon, Frigate serving in North America and West Indies in 1862 [6]


[1] The Navy List

[2] United Services Magazine

[3] Medical Times

[4] Parliamenary Papers

[5] United Services Magazine

[6] The Navy List