Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Bell Delvine

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Major Delvine Bell MC (1917) MB ChB (1911 Ed)
22 Oct 1888 [Boston Lincs] – 3 Nov 1942 [Royal Victoria Hospital Netley]

Service Record — Delvine Bell

Graduated MB Edinburgh in 1911. Held the appointments of Resident House Surgical Officer, Schiff House, and House Surgeon Swansea General and Eye Hospital.

5 Oct 1914 Lieutenant RAMC Temporary Commission.

Dec 1914 – Oct 1915 Served with the British Expeditionary Force France.

Nov 1915 – 1919 Served at Salonica.

5 Oct 1915 Temporary Captain RAMC.

1 Jan 1917 Lieutenant RAMC Permanent Regular Army Commission.

5 Apr 1918 Captain RAMC.

1919–1931 Served in India.

5 Oct 1926 Major RAMC.

1934 Served in Egypt (invalided).

Malta 3 Sept 1935 Arrived from England.

Malta Mar 1936 Took over the command of 30 Coy RAMC on the resignation of Maj Peter Adam Stewart who left on account of urgent private affairs.

Malta 1 Aug 1936 Left for Egypt.

1936–1938 Specialist in Operative Surgery Citadel Military Hospital Cairo.

3 Oct 1938 Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.

1939 Surgical Specialist Royal Victoria Hospital Netley, and The Queen Alexandra Hospital Millbank.

1939–1949 Commanding Officer 1 Field Ambulance BEF France.

27 May 1941 T/Colonel L/RAMC.

1940–1942 Assistant Director Medical Services HQ 3 Div.


  • Entry No: 937. Drew R. 1968. Commissioned Offices in the Medical Services of the British Army 1690—1960. Vol. II. Roll of Officers in the Royal Army Medical Corps 1898–1960, London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
  • Succession Books Vol XXIV, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.
  • The Services. Casualties in the Medical Services, Br Med J (1942), p 681 (Published 5 December 1942).