Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison Baxter James
78706 Captain (A/Major) James Baxter
MB ChB (1937) 6 June 1913 – ?
Captain James Baxter was educated at the University of Glasgow, from where he qualified MB ChB in 1937. He was House Physician at Stirling Royal Infirmary from 11 October 1937 to 31 March 1938, and House Surgeon at the Royal Samaritan for Women Hospital, Glasgow from 10 April to 9 October 1938.
On 31 August 1938, he applied for a Short Service Commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He entered the RAM College Millbank on 1 November 1938 and joined the RAMC Depôt Crookham on 2 January 1939.
31 July 1940 S/Capt Mattei handed over the medical charge of ADS San Pawl Tat Targa to Captain Baxter and took over medical charge of the Married Families Hospital vice Major Parry who took over ADS San Pawl Tat targa on 1 August.
Malta 12 Nov 1940 Capt J Baxter RAMC was appointed OC Field Hygiene Section Malta and was granted the rank of unpaid Acting Major.
15 June 1940 Captain J Baxter was to prepare a requisitioned garage and coach building at San Pawl tat targa as an ADS to replace St Paul's.
12 July 1940 Captain J Baxter was Deputy SMO area west.
14 Nov 1940 Proceeded to Floriana to take over duties of OC Field Hygiene Section Malta.
27 Jan 1941 Handed over command of Field Hygiene Section to Lt D J S Armstrong RAMC.
28 Jan 1941 OC ADS San Pawl Tat Targa taken over from S/Capt S F Mattei by Major James Baxter RAMC who became officer in charge ADS San Pawl Tat Targa. S/Capt S F Mattei left for duty at Mtarfa. Reverted to rank of Captain.