Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Allen Sydney Glenn

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Major Sydney Glenn Allen MRCS LRCP (Ed 1884) DPH (Lond 1895)
30 Mar 1863 [Fort Attock Punjab] – 4 June 1924 [Folkestone]

Service Record — Allen Sydney Glenn

Assistant Pathologist and Clinical Ophthalmologist assistant at St Mary's Hospital London.

1 Aug 1885 Surgeon-Captain.

1 Aug 1897 Surgeon-Major.

1898 Served in the Sudan Campaign.

Malta Jan 1902 Arrived at Malta. In charge of troops Floriana District.

Malta 6 Sept 1903 Left for Woolwich England.

1 Aug 1905 Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.

28 July 1914 Start of the Great War.
Served as Assistant Director of Medical Services (ADMS) 27th Division in France, but was invalided home.

President of the Traveling Medical board Eastern Command and later was ADMS at Shorncliffe.

1 Mar 1915 Colonel L/RAMC.

15 June 1919 Retired. Post retirement settled at Folkestone where he took an active interest in municipal affairs.

1921 Elected to the Town Council Folkestone. Was a member of the Finance, Watch, Health, and Education Committees of the council.

4 June 1924 Died suddenly at a public meeting at Folkestone.


  • Entry No: 7083. 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.
  • Deaths in the Services, Br Med J (1981), p 86 (Published 12 July 1924).
  • Succession Books Vol XVII, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.