Biography of Thomas G Logan
Thomas Galbraith Logan, signature in Register of Doctors of Medicine, 1827
Thomas Galbraith Logan graduated MD from the University of Glasgow in 1823, eight years after serving at the Battle of Waterloo as a surgeon.
Thomas Galbraith Logan was born in Kirkmichael, Ayrshire in 1780, the son of Thomas Logan. Presumably after gaining an initial medical degree, Logan joined the Army as Assistant Surgeon in the Ayrshire Militia in June 1803, and later with the 48th Foot in January 1805. The following year he was transferred to the 7th Dragoon Guards, before being positioned as Surgeon to the 71st Foot in 1812. In 1813, he attended to Lieutenant Colonel Henry Cadogan on his deathbed during the Battle of Vittoria. Over the course of his military career, Logan was present at the battles of Nive (1813), Bayonne (1814) and Toulouse (1814).
By the time of Waterloo, Logan was serving as Surgeon with the 13th Light Dragoons. He also served with the 5th Dragoon Guards for a few years before embarking on an MD course at the University of Glasgow.
Logan died on the 6th March 1836, whilst living in Edinburgh. His eldest son, also named Thomas, was Sir Thomas Logan KCB , who served as Principal Medical Officer of the Highland Division in the Crimea and later as Director-General of the Army Medical Department.