Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Alexander George Forbes

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Major George Forbes Alexander MB CM (Ed 1883)
19 Apr 1860 [Banft] – 20 Feb 1951

Service Record — Alexander George Forbes

27 July 1887 Surgeon Army Medical Staff.

1895 Served with the Chitral Relief Force North West Frontier British India. The small British Garrison was besieged at Chitral Fort from 3 March 1895, until it was relieved on 19 April 1895. He received the India Medal with clasp.

1898 Served on the Nile Expedition Sudan.

27 July 1899 Major RAMC.

Malta Jan 1900 Arrived from Crete.

Malta 14 Sep 1900 Accompanied the invalids to England.

Malta 27 Sep 1900 Returned from England.

20 Dec 1900 His confidential report states: A most excellent officer, very zealous and dependable, and will take any amount of trouble; reasoning powers above the average.

Malta 9 May 1901 On sick leave in Switzerland until 9 Nov 1901.

Malta Jan 1902 Left for Aldershot.

27 July 1907 Retired.

1912 Elected member of the Ophthalmological Society of Great Britain.

5 Aug 1914 Re-employed during the Great War.

1914–1932 Ophthalmic surgeon at Scarborough hospital.

1932 Retired to the Isle of Man where he died aged 90 years.


  • Entry No: 7260. Johnston W. 1917. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898), Aberdeen Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
  • Succession Books Vol XVIII, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.