Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison Warrington Thomas Gerard Anthony Leo
75592 Colonel Thomas Gerard Anthony Leo Warrington MD (Malta 1937) DTM&H (Eng 1955) MRC Path (1964) 3 June 1912 [Malta] – 1994
Colonel Thomas G A L Warrington L/RAMC qualified MD in 1937 from the Royal University of Malta. On 7 March 1938, he applied for a Short Service Commission in the RAMC. He entered the RAMC College Millbank on 1 May 1938 and joined the RAMC Depôt on 1 July 1938.
During the Second World War, he served in Malta at 90 General Hospital Mtarfa and with the Middle East Force. He undertook higher professional training as a pathologist, and returned to Malta in 1950 on posting to the David Bruce Military Hospital, as a Specialist in Pathology.
In 1959, in his capacity as the senior Pathologist in Singapore, he gave evidence in the trial of SSgt Lucien Hicks REME, aged 39 years, who was accused of murdering his German born wife Helga, aged 31 years in their home at Alexandra Avenue on 18 September 1959, and setting the house ablaze, which so badly charred the body that it became unrecognisable. SSgt Hicks of 40 Base Workshop REME based in Singapore helped to managed the cinema near his home during his spare time and was with his 11 year old son at the Theatre the night his wife died. Exhibits from the Hicks' case were flown to London to be examined by Britain's leading pathologist Dr Francis Camps.
Colonel Thomas Gerard Anthony Leo Warrington died in 1944. He received the Africa Star, the Defence Medal and the General Service Medal with clasp Malaya.
Service Record — Thomas Gerard (? Carmel) Anthony Leo Warrington
1 May 1938 Lieutenant RAMC on probation; confirmed in rank in August 1938.
1938–1940 Served in Sierra Leone.
1 May 1939 Promoted Captain RAMC.
Malta 30 Sept 1940 Arrived from England. Attached to General Hospital Mtarfa as a General Duties Medical Officer (GDMO).