RAMC Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
Edward Horace Lynden
Lynden–Bell
1858 – 1922

Surgeon Major Edward Horace Lynden Lynden–Bell

CB (1915) MB CM (Ed 1882)

18 Dec 1858 – 1 Sep 1922

Service Record

Son of Major-General T. Lynden–Bell.

4 Aug 1883 Surgeon Captain.

1885–1889 Served in the Third Burmese War (14 Nov–28 Dec 1885), under Major-General Harry North Dalrymple Prendergast. British troops invaded Burma to safeguard their teak monopolies in Lower Burma. On 1 Jan 1886, they annexed Burma, but resistance to British rule continued till 1889.

4 Aug 1895 Surgeon-Major.

Sep1897–Oct 1903

23 Sep 1897 Arrived from Maryhill Glasgow.

8 Aug 1898 Accompanied invalids to England.

7 Aug 1899 Home leave.

30 Oct 1899 Returned to Malta.

1900 On duty at Malta.

26 Sept 1901 Home on duty.

23 Oct 1901 Returned to Malta.

19 Aug 1902 Accompanied invalids to the Royal Victoria Hospital Netley.

1 Nov 1902 Returned to Malta.

4 Aug 1903 Lieutenant Colonel.

Aug 1903 Passed his examinations for promotion to Lt Col. Passed in the following subjects: Army Medical Organisation, Sanitation and Epidemiology, the Special Subject, and Military Law.

22 Oct 1903 Returned to England, and thence to Bengal India.
Specialist in diseases of women and children.

19 Sep 1912 Colonel L/RAMC.

1912–1914 Deputy Director of Medical Services London District.

28 July 1914 Start of the Great War.

4 Aug 1914 Britain declares war on Germany.

1914 Served in the Great War as Assistant Director Medical Services.
Mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 19 Oct 1914).

18 Feb 1915 Appointed Commander of the Order of the Bath (Mil).

1917 Deputy Director of Medical Services London District.

26 Dec 1917 Retired.

1 Sep 1922 Died in the Officer's hospital Millbank, aged 63 years.

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