Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Jennings James Willes

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Major James Willes Jennings DSO (1899) FZS FRGS
25 Feb 1866 [Cork] – 25 Nov 1954

Service Record — James Willes Jennings

31 Jan 1891 Surgeon.

1896 Served on the Dongola Expedition (Nile Campaign).

1 Jan 1897–4 Sept 1899 Seconded for service with the Egyptian Army.

1899–1902 Served in South Africa.

1902–1904 Served in East Africa.

31 Jan 1903 Major RAMC.

1903–1904 Selected for service with the Abyssinian Army in the campaign against Muhammad ibn Abd Allah, the so-called Mad Mullah of Somaliland.

1906 Author: With the Abyssinians in Somaliland, Hodder and Stoughton, London 1905.

31 Jan 1911 Retired.

4 Aug 1914 Recalled to the Service from the Retired List.

Malta Mar 1917 Arrived from France.

Malta 7 Mar 1918 Left for Italy.


  • Entry No: 7305. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Officers in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898), Aberdeen (1917).
  • Succession Books Vol XIX Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.