David Bruce Naval Hospital Mtarfa

Staff Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Todd Octavius

Surgeon Major Octavius Todd MB (1878 Aber)
1 July 1852 [Londona NWP India] – 18 Oct 1920

6 Mar 1880 Surgeon.

Malta 5 May 1891 Arrived from Harwich England.

Malta 1892 On garrison duty.

6 Mar 1892 Promoted Surgeon-Major Medical Staff.

Malta 1893 On garrison duty.

Malta 1894 On garrison duty.

Malta 5 Mar 1895 Left for India.

6 Mar 1900 Lieutenant Colonel.

1900–1902 Served in the South African War.

2 May 1900 Granted local rank of colonel whilst PMO of a Division, Field Force South Africa. Principal Medical Officer 14th General Hospital. Present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including operations of 5 to 7 Feb 1900, and action at Vaal Kranz; operations on Tugela Heights (14 to 27 Feb 1900), and action at Pieter's Hill; and operations in Transvaal (May and June 1900). He received mention in the dispatches of Sir R H Buller (19 June and 9 Nov 1900), 8 Feb 1901, and 29 July 1902.

26 June 1902Lt Colonel RAMC under Article 365 Pay Warrant.

4 Apr 1906 Colonel.

1 July 1909 Placed on retired pay.

1914 Re-employed during the Great War.

Sources

  1. Entry No: 6711. 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. Succession Book Vol 16. Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.