Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Poole Walter Croker Thomas

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Surgeon Walter Croker Thomas Poole AB MB (Dubl 1878) FRCSI (1890)
12 Nov 1853 – 9 Sept 1922 [Caxton Cambridge]

Service Record — Walter Croker Thomas Poole

5 Feb 1881 Surgeon Army Medical Staff.

Malta 5 May 1882 Arrived from England.

Malta 13 Dec 1882 Returned Home with troops for 2 months.

Malta 10 Feb 1883 Returned to Malta.

Malta 29 Oct 1883 Severely reprimanded by Order of GOC Malta for neglecting to attend promptly to a professional call when on duty at the Valletta Station Hospital and for making an improper excuse.

Malta 18 Sept 1884 To England on sick leave.

Malta 8 Apr 1885 Returned to Malta.

Malta 1886 On garrison duty.

Malta June 1887 Returned to Aldershot England.

5 Feb 1893 Surgeon-Major.

11 Oct 1899–31 May 1902: Anglo–Boer War

1900–1902 Served in South Africa, where he took part in the relief of Ladysmith, including the actions at Spion Kop, Vaal Krantz, and Pieter's Hill, and the operations in the Tugela Heights; in the operations in the Transvaal from March to June 1930, including the action at Laing Nek; and in the Transvaal from November 1900 to May 1902.

5 Feb 1901 Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.

14 Feb 1903 Retired.


  • Entry No: 6857. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898), Aberdeen (1917).
  • Succession Books Vol XVI, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.
  • Naval and Military Medical Services Br Med J (1887), 218 (Published 23 July 1887).
  • Obituary Br Med J (1922), 564 (Published 23 September 1922).