RAMC Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
Laurence Handley Ashken
1903 –1983

111998 Lieutenant Laurence Handley Ashken

LMSSA (1927 Middlesex)

1903 – 24 Feb 1983 [London]

Laurence Handley Ashken qualified LMSSA in 1927 at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School. He worked as a General Practitioner in Kenton, Middlesex where he proved popular with his patients.

In February 1940, he was granted an Emergency War Commission in the RAMC and served in Malta and West Africa where he took over special clinics for sexually transmitted diseases. After demobilisation he ran similar special clinics at St Mary's Hospital Luton, and the Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

Dr Laurence Handley Ashken settled at Mill Hill, North London where he remained until his death on 24 February 1983.

Service Record

Feb 1940 Granted an Emergency Commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Posted to General Hospital Mtarfa Malta.

17 Apr 1940 Reported to Medical Inspection Room St Andrew's Barracks Pembroke.
Moved to Advanced Dressing Station Tarxien which had been set up in Villa Barbaro.

26 Nov 1940 Left ADS Tarxien and embarked for England. Lt Hugh Cameron Kennedy took over Ashken's area of responsibility

May 1943 Relinquished his commission due to ill health and was granted the honorary rank of Captain.

24 Feb 1983 Died in London aged 80 years.