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27803 Major A C Crawford

Service Record — A C Crawford

Malta 18 June 1940 Deputy Director of Hygiene Malta Command. Visited the public air raid shelters in Valletta and Floriana on 18 June 1940 and made seventeen recommendations to prevent the prevent serious epidemic diseases from breaking out. The most feared were: typhus, enteric and dysentery group, plague, cerebro spinal fever, polio, diphtheria, pulmonary tuberculosis, influenza and rickets in children.

2 July 1940 Officer in charge Field Hygiene Section. On 30 June 1940 An ammunition and store ship docked at Marsaxlokk harbour from Gibraltar with medical stores for Port Said, Alexandria and Cairo. The DDMS decided to help himself to some of these medical stores as it was easier for Egypt to be replenished via the Cape. On 2 July Major Crawford spent most of the day opening and examining 14 cases of medical stores which had been requisitioned by the DDMS.

14 Aug 1940 Officer in charge Field Hygiene Section. Prepared instructions which were issued to all medical officers on the management of war psychoneurosis.

14 Oct 1940 Admitted to General Hospital Mtarfa.

Malta 1941 Deputy Director of Hygiene Malta

30 June 1941 Appointed Directing Staff and Medical Umpire for a Command Exercise held in July.

Malta Mar 1942 Deputy Director of Hygiene Malta Command. Stress the need of troops to pay more care to the hygiene and sanitation of units in view of the approaching warmer weather.