Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison Webster William Leckie
Colonel William Leckie Webster MC MB ChB (Ed 1910) 3 Nov 1887 [Newington Edinburgh] – 1 Dec 1940 [London]
Colonel William Leckie Webster graduated MB ChB from the University of Edinburgh in 1910. He was commissioned Lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps from the Special Reserve of Officers on 28 July 1911. In 1921, he became a Specialist in mental diseases. He reached full colonel in 1937.
Colonel William Leckie Webster served in the war of 1914–1918, and received the Military Cross. He was mentioned in the dispatch of Sir Douglas Haig for distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty between 25 September 1917 and 25 February 1918. In 1920, he received the Bronze Medal of La Solidaridad (3rd Class), from the Government of the Republic of Panama. He retired in November 1940 on account of ill health and died shortly after aged 53 years.
Service Record — William Leckie Webster
28 July 1911 Appointed Lieutenant RAMC from the Special Reserve of Officers. Posted to Cork District in January 1912.
June 1912 Change of Station from Cork to Tipperary.
Aug 1912 Change of Station from Tipperary to Cork.
Sept 1912 Change of Station from Cork to Kilworth Camp.
July 1913 Change of Station from Limerick to Nenagh.
Aug 1913 Change of Station from Nenagh to Limerick.
Mar 1914 Change of Station from Limerick to Cairo.
28 July 1914 Start of the Great War. 4 Aug 1914 Britain declares war on Germany.