The average strength of the Command was 8292 men, exclusive of colonial troops. There were 6397 admissions into hospital (771.5 admissions/1000 mean strength), with 57 deaths (6.87 deaths/1000).
122 men returned to England as invalids; 69 of whom were discharged from the service. The average number constantly non-effective through sickness (mean daily sick), excluding the RMA, was 440.85 men (53.17/1000 mean strength). The average sick time to each soldier was 19.40 days; the average duration of each case was 25.15 days.
There were 240 officers, with 173 attacks of illness and 2 deaths from enteric fever at Fort Ricasoli and from tuberculosis of the lung; 12 officers were invalided home.
Fever accounted for 1426 admissions into hospital with 22 deaths. Admissions were for:
- 63 for nervous system diseases (14 mental)
- 114 for circulatory diseases
- 54 for respiratory conditions (1 death)
- 610 for digestive diseases (6 deaths)
- 13 for urinary problems (1 death)
- 232 for generative disorders
- 758 for cutaneous diseases
- 177 for rheumatism (8 rheumatic fever)
- 217 for primary syphilis
- 184 for secondary syphilis (1 death)
- 647 for gonorrhoea
- 26 for phthisis (6 deaths)
- 784 for accidents (9 deaths)
- 15 for alcoholism (1 delirium tremens)
- 13 for parasitic diseases (11 taenia solium)
- 51 for debility
There were 2 admissions for eruptive fevers (scarlet fever), 23 for enteric fever (10 deaths), 45 admissions for dysentery (3 deaths). 27 of the cases of dysentery occurred in autumn in Gozo where the water supply was limited and of bad quality. 192 cases of venereal disease were in soldiers who had arrived from India.
There were 116 admissions for malarial fevers, of which ague provided 112 cases and remittent fever two cases (2 deaths).
There were 1401 admissions for simple continued fever with 13 deaths, including that of an invalid who had left the command. The increase in the number of admissions was attributed to the presence of unseasoned men, 4209 having less than a years' service in the Command. There were 27 admissions for neuralgia.
There were 5 admissions for heatstroke, 5 deaths from drowning, 1 death from strangulation by hanging (suicide). Gunshot wounds accounted for 5 admissions. Two were the result of splinters of bullets on the range, one wounded by a Morris tube bullet, one was shot in the thigh by a comrade who was declared to be insane, and another shot himself in the head while on sentry duty. Two deaths followed skull fractures, a man was thrown off his horse, another fell off the ramparts.