Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison Clayden Lionel Maurice
111985 Lieutenant Lionel Maurice Clayden 1914 [Bow East London] — 24 Nov 1996
Lieutenant Lionel Maurice Clayden volunteered for the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1939, serving until 1945, mostly in Malta, where he achieved the rank of acting major during the siege; on his return to Britain he weighed only seven stone.
He developed a sub-career in dermatology at St John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin. Army venereal disease parades had kindled in him an interest in skin diseases, at a time when the two specialties were linked.1
Service Record — Lionel Maurice Clayden
Malta 18 Apr 1940 Posted from General Hospital Mtarfa to Malta East Sector, for temporary duties at Medical Inspection Room St Andrews. Held daily sick parades at 08:30 hours at the Aid Post St Andrews and at the Roadhouse at 09:00 hours. At 11:00 held families sick parade at MIR Paceville. Was responsible for the sanitation of St Andrew's Barracks, Aid Post St Andrews, Beach Posts of A and D Coys 2nd/Royal Irish Fusiliers.
4 Aug 1940 Took over the duties of officer in charge RAP Roadhouse. Carried out weekly inspections of the beach posts and Forts Madliena and Spinola.
13 Oct 1940 Rejoined Mtarfa General Hospital.
July 1941 temporarily in charge of No 30 Coy RAMC at Mtarfa.