Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Isaac Richard Evan

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106795 WS/Captain (T/Major) Richard Evan Isaac MRCS LRCP FRCSED
31 Dec 1903 [Pontardulais, Glamorgan] – 9 Oct 1977 [Aberystwyth]


Captain Richard Evan Isaac was the son of a doctor. He was educated at Llandovery College and at the Welsh National School of Medicine Cardiff, qualifying in 1927. Before the war he held hospital appointments at Finchley Memorial Hospital, at Cardiff, and at Tunbridge Wells.

He worked for many years as a general practitioner in the Finchley and Barnet areas. During the war he served as a lieutenant colonel in the RAMC and served in Europe, the Middle East, India, and Malta.

From 1957 to 1958, he served as high sheriff of Cardiganshire. He was a founder member of the Aberystwyth Rotary Club and a past president of the Aberystwyth Rugby, Soccer and Athletic Clubs, and of the University of Wales Athletic Union. He was also a past Master of the Lyonsdown (Hertfordshire) Masonic Lodge and a past Provincial Grand Warden of both the Hertfordshire and South Wales Western Divisions.

Service Record — Richard Evan Isaac

Malta 22 Feb 1943 Surgical Specialist 90 GH. Acting officer-in-charge Surgical Division 90 GH.

Malta 11 Jan 1944 On temporary duty with No 48 GH Tripolitania Area.

Malta 10 Mar 1944 Returned to 90 GH from Command North Africa Force .

Malta 7 Apr 1944 Posted to 39 GH from 90 GH.

1947 Appointed Consultant Surgeon to the Mid-Wales Hospital Management Committee based at Aberystwyth, and served in this capacity until his retirement in 1968.


  • TNA:WO 177/751, War Diaries No 161st (East Anglian) Field Ambulance RAMC September 1939 to September 1943.
  • TNA:WO 177/1360, War Diaries No 90 General Hospital April 1940 to September 1946.
  • Obituary, R E Isaac MRCS LRCP FRCSED Br Med J (1977) 2: 1294 (Published 12 November 1977).