Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Austin Reginald Francis Edmund

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Major Reginald Francis Edmund Austin
23 Aug 1866 [Bellary East Indies] – ?

Service Record — Reginald Francis Edmund Austin

27 July 1892 Surgeon-Lieutenant.

27 July 1895 Surgeon-Captain.

1897–1898 Served in the North West Frontier British India.

1901–1902 Served in South Africa.

27 July 1904 Major RAMC.

Malta Oct 1904 Arrived from Portland.
Officer in charge Station Hospital Mtarfa.

Malta June 1905 Officer in charge Military Hospital Mtarfa.

Malta July–Dec 1905 On duty at the Military Hospital Valletta. In the summer of 1905 he gave a course of lectures on Personal and External Hygiene to the officers of the Malta Garrison.

Malta Dec 1905 On Home leave.

1906 No longer listed as being in Malta.

1909 At Chatham.

27 July 1912 Retired.

1 July 1915 Recalled to Active List from Reserve of Officers.

9 June 1928 Summoned before the Disciplinary Committee of the General Medical Council on the charge:

That, being a registered medical practitioner, you bought to attract to yourself patients and to promote your own professional advantage by means of an article upon appendicitis written by you and published in the number for December, 1927, of the magazine Health and Efficiency, in which you extolled your own methods and depreciated those of other practitioners. And that in relation to the facts so alleged you have been guilty of infamous conduct in a professional respect.


  • Entry No: 7377. 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.
  • Distribution of RAMC Officers. Corps News Vol IV: 6; June 1905.
  • Disciplinary Cases GMC, 1928 June 9. Br Med J (1981), p 245.
  • Austin R F E, Commonly overlooked factors in vocal mechanism. Br Med J (1905), 1; 2308: 647 (Published 25 March 1905).
  • Austin R F E, Some points in the mechanics of respiration. Br Med J (1909), 2; 2543: 918 (Published 25 September 1909).