RAMC Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
James Herbert
Roche Winder
1872 –1947

Lieutenant James Herbert Roche Winder DSO (1918) MD

13 Aug 1872 [Cork] – 12 Nov 1947

Service Record

J H R Winder
Lt J H R Winder seated front row second from right South Africa. (RAMC/1953 Photo of J T Chapman RAMC)

1900–1901 Civilian surgeon at home and South Africa.

27 Feb 1901 Appointed Lieutenant RAMC.

1900–1902 Served in the South African War. Received the Queen's Medal with three clasps.

17 Sep 1903 At St Paul's Portman Square married Esther Amabel Gardiner, younger daughter of E B Gardiner of Bickenhall Mansions Portman Square, and Carse Grange Errol Perthshire.

Tigne Barracks
Tigne Barracks and Tigne Fort on Dragut Point Sliema. The small casemated fort was built in 1792 by the French engineer Chevalier de Tigne under Grand Master Emmanuel De Rohan (1775-1797). It was completed on 22 July 1795, so as to protect the mouth of Marsamxett harbour.

Malta 5 Nov 1903 Arrived from England.

On duty at Cottonera Hospital.

Malta 27 Feb 1904 Promoted Captain RAMC.

Malta 1904 On duty at Malta.

Malta 1904 Officer-in-Charge troops at Forts Tigne and Manoel, and Sliema District.

Malta 10 Apr 1905 Home leave.

Malta June 1905 Officer-in-Charge troops at Forts Tigne and Manoel, and Sliema District.

Forrest Hospital
Spinola Palace St Julian's Bay was completed in 1688 by Chev Fra Paolo Rafael Spinola, Grand Prior of Lombardy. In 1860 it was converted into a military hospital, and named after Inspector General John Forrest.

Malta 1 July 1905 Returned from leave and was placed on duty at Forrest Hospital St Julian's Bay. At the local monthly meetings, presented a paper on "A case of Malta fever with meningitis".

Malta 1906 Officer-in-Charge of troops Tigne, Fort Manoel, and Sliema District.

May 1906 On duty at Forrest Hospital St Julian's Bay.

Malta 1907 On duty at Forrest Hospital St Julian's Bay.

Malta Jan 1908 On duty at Forrest Hospital St Julian's Bay.

Malta 8 Mar 1908 Left for Belfast Ireland.

27 Feb 1913 Promoted Major RAMC.
28 July 1914 Start of the Great War.

4 Aug 1914 Britain declares war on Germany.

1914–1919 Served with the British Expeditionary Force in France.

1914–1915 Commanding Officer No 6 Field Ambulance.

1916–1919 Commanding Officer No 83 Casualty Clearing Station.

1 Jan 1918 Became a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) (London Gazette).

1 June 1923 Lieutenant Colonel.

1919–1924 Served in India.

1 Aug 1927 Retired.

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