David Bruce Naval Hospital Mtarfa

Staff Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Tidbury James

Surgeon Major James Tidbury MD (1877)
4 July 1852 – 22 Dec 1936

3 Feb 1878 Surgeon.

Malta 26 Oct 1878 Arrived at Malta.

Malta 1879 On garrison duty.

Malta 1880 On garrison duty.

Malta 6 June 1881 Home Leave.

Malta 14 Sept 1881 On garrison duty.

Malta 2 Aug 1882 Left for Egypt in medical charge of the 1st Gordon Highlanders. On 5 Aug 1882, he was present at the reconnaissance in force from Alexandria and at the Battle of Tel-El-Kebir, where he carefully attended to the wounded.

Malta 23 Feb 1883 Returned from Egypt.

Malta 1884 Returned from Egypt.

Malta 11 May 1885 Home Leave.

Malta 5 Aug 1885 On garrison duty.

Malta 30 May 1886 Home Leave.

Malta 29 July 1886 On garrison duty.

Malta 22 Aug 1887 Left for Devonport, England.

3 Feb 1890 Surgeon-Major.

Malta 5 Mar 1890 Arrived from Devonport England.

Malta 5 Apr 1891 Home Leave.

Malta 16 July 1891 On garrison duty.

Malta 1892 On garrison duty.

Malta 6 June 1893 Returned to England.

Malta 7 Aug 1893 On garrison duty.

Malta 1894 On garrison duty.

Malta 1895 Embarking and Disembarking Medical Officer.
Resident at The Manse 210 Strada Forni Valletta.

Malta 7 May 1895 To England.

Malta 6 Aug 1895 On garrison duty.

Malta 1896 Embarking and Disembarking Medical Officer.
Resident at The Manse 210 Strada Forni Valletta.

Malta 3 Feb 1896 Lieutenant Colonel.

Malta 18 Mar 1896 Left for Cork Ireland.
In the search for the aetiology of how the micrococcus melitensis enters the body, Surgeon Major Tidbury correctly suggested that the germ was drunk with water and milk.

3 Feb 1898 Surgeon-Lieutenant Colonel.

25 June 1898 Retired. Was employed at Winchester when on the retired list

16 June 1915 Served in the Great War.

Sources

  1. Entry No: 6659. 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. Tidbury J, Records of the Malta Branch of the British Medical Association 1888-1917.
  3. Malta Army and Navy directory at the Malta Chronicle office Nov 1895.
  4. Succession Book Vol 15. Returns of service of medical officers in the Regular Army.
  5. Naval and Military Medical Services Brit Med J (1887), 914 (Published 22 Oct 1887).