David Bruce Naval Hospital Mtarfa

Regimental Surgeons of the Malta Garrison
O'Dwyer Thomas Francis

Assistant Surgeon Thomas Francis O'Dwyer MD (Queen's Univ Irel 1862) LRCS (Edin 1863)
26 Dec 1841 – 5 Feb 1919

Thomas Francis O'Dwyer

Thomas Francis O'Dwyer
(Lt Col Foster's collection of Netley photos - courtesy AMS Museum)

30 Sept 1864 Staff Assistant Surgeon.

20 June 1865 Assistant Surgeon 22nd (The Cheshire) Regiment of Foot.

Malta 20 June 1865 Arrived from England.

5 July 1865 Left for Mauritius.

15 Feb 1868 Staff Assistant Surgeon.

1 Mar 1873 Promoted Surgeon.

30 Sept 1876 Promoted Surgeon–Major.

Nile Expedition 1884

The Nile Expedition 1884-85
(Main Guard Valletta).

18 Nov 1882 Served in Egypt as officer-in-charge of No 2 Bearer Company Army Hospital Corps. Was present at the Battles of Kassassin on 9 Sept, and Tel-el-Kebir.

Was thanked by HRH the Force Commander-in-Chief for meritorious services rendered during the cholera epidemic in Egypt.

Granted special promotion to Surgeon–Major with relative rank of Lieutenant Colonel for his services in Egypt.

1884–1885 Served in the Nile Expedition in the Sudan, as Secretary to the Principal Medical Officer.

(Gazette) 25 Aug 1885 Mentioned in despatches Nile Expedition.

1 Feb 1888 promoted Brigade–Surgeon vice F. P. Staples, retired.

Malta 28 June 1888 Arrived from Woolwich, England.

Malta 10 July 1889 Granted leave of absence till 3 Nov 1889, to proceed to Belgium, Germany, and France on private affairs.

Malta 1 Nov 1889 Returned from leave.

Malta 1890 On garrison duties.

Malta 20 Apr 1891 To England on leave.

Malta 1892 On garrison duty.

Malta 6 Feb 1893 Surgeon Colonel.

Malta 19 Feb 1893 Returned to England as PMO Dover.

6 July 1896 Surgeon-Major-General. PMO South East District and PMO Aldershot.

26 Dec 1901 Retired.

5 Feb 1919 Died at a nursing home aged 77 years. Lived at 4 Rodney Cottages Clifton Bristol.

Sources

  1. Entry No: 6162. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898), Aberdeen (1917).
  2. TNA:WO 25/3901, Statement of the Home and Foreign Service of officers of the Medical Department 1790–1847.
  3. Succession Book Vol 13. Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.
  4. Naval and Military Medical Services Br Med J (1889), 157 (Published 20 July 1889).
  5. Naval and Military Medical Services Br Med J (1888), 561 (Published 10 March 1888).
  6. Obituary Br Med J (1919), 363 (Published 26 March 1919).