Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Said Walter George Vincent

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106840 Captain Walter George Vincent Said MD
11 January 1910 [Malta] – 29 December 1959 [Preston]


Captain Walter George Vincent Said graduated in medicine at the Royal University of Malta in 1934. He moved to London shortly afterwards to take a course in tropical diseases. He later went to Yorkshire, where he held various assistantships. Not long after his marriage in 1938 he bought a practice in Preston, working there until his death, aged 49 years.

At the outbreak of the second world war in 1939 be joined the RAMC, and during his service he spent some years in Malta, where he saw and endured the hardships of the Malta Blitz. He returned to civilian life in 1946, when, like others in a similar position, he had to start reviving what was left of his practice. With the assistance of medical boards he was soon on his feet again and began to take an active part in local medical politics.

He was a member of the BMA, a founder member of the College of General Practitioners, a member of the local medical committee from 1948 until his death, and a member of the Guild of St Luke, SS Cosmas and Damian, of which he was at one time treasurer.

Service Record — Walter George Vincent Said

Aug 1939 Granted an Emergency Commission Royal Army Medical Corps.

Malta 11 Feb 1943 Disembarked at Malta.

Malta 8 Mar Posted from attached strength and absorbed into establishment of 161st (East Anglian) Field Ambulance.

Malta 27 Apr Posted from within establishment to the attached strength of 161st (EA) Independent Brigade Group Field Ambulance.

Malta 20 June Became surplus to War Establishment.

Malta 7 Aug Posted from attached strength of 161st (EA) Independent Brigade Group Field Ambulance to 15th Independent Brigade Group Field Ambulance.

Malta 20 Oct 1943 Posted to No 30 Coy RAMC, surplus to establishment. Performed area duties under SMO Malta.

Malta Jan 1944 Attached to No 30 Coy RAMC

Malta 29 Feb On temporary duty with Command Convalescent Depôt Ghajn Tuffieha Barracks.

Malta 31 May Moved from Command Convalescent Depôt to No 90 General Hospital.

Malta 11 Oct 1944 Moved to RAMC Base Depôt Middle East Force.


  • TNA:WO 177/751, War Diaries No 161 (East Anglian) Field Ambulance, September 1939 to September 1943.
  • TNA:WO 177/1360, War Diaries No 90 General Hospital, April 1940 to September 1946.
  • Obituary, Walter George Vincent Said, Br Med J 1960; 1: 356 (Published 30 January 1960).