Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Gillespie Frank Sheppard

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Major Frank Sheppard Gillespie
MB BCh BAO LM (Dubl 1914) MD (Dubl 1918)
19 Oct 1889 [Killaloe Co Clare] – 4 Apr 1973 [Pietermaritzburg South Africa]

Service Record — Frank Sheppard Gillespie

31 Aug 1914 Special Reserve Commission Lieutenant RAMC.

23 Sept 1914 Mobilised.

1 Apr 1915 Captain RAMC.

1915–1916 Served in France.

1 May 1919 Permanent Regular Army Commission Captain RAMC.

1919–1924 Served in India and Afghanistan.

1924–1925 Served with the British Army of the Rhine.

1926–1930 Served in India.

28 Aug 1926 Major RAMC.

Malta 14 Nov 1933 Arrived from England.

Malta 1934 On garrison duty.

Malta 10 June 1935 Home leave.

Malta 4 Sept 1935 Returned from leave.

Malta 6 Mar 1936 Home leave.

Malta 18 Apr 1936 Returned from leave.

Malta 29 May 1937 Left for Cairo, Egypt.

June 1937–1939 Served in Egypt.

11 Apr 1937 Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.

Mar–Sept 1939 Commanding Officer Military Hospital Holywood.

1939–1940 Commanding Officer 4 Field Ambulance British Expeditionary Force France.

Mar–May 1940 Commanding Officer 35 General Hospital.

May–July 1940 Assistant Director of Medical Services HQ 147 Infantry Brigade Iceland.

1940–1942 ADMS HQ 5 Div.

1942–1946 Medical Liaison Officer to US Army at Washington.

16 Apr 1943 Colonel L/RAMC.

1947–1948 President Standing Medical Board Devon and Cornwall Area.

17 Sept 1948 Awarded the Legion of Merit, Degree of Officer, by the President of the United States of America, in recognition of distinguished services in the cause of the Allies.

21 Oct 1948 Retired. Emigrated to Kenya where he ran a small coffee farm, and later settled in South Africa, where he was incapacitated with arthritis.