Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Crawford Gilbert Stewart

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Major Gilbert Stewart Crawford CMG (1915), MD (Malta), DPH (Edin 1892), DTM (Liverp 1908)
14 May 1868 – 2 Nov 1953 [Exmouth Devon]

Service Record — Gilbert Stewart Crawford

30 Jan 1892 Surgeon-Lieutenant.

30 Jan 1895 Surgeon-Captain.

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

1900–1902 Served in South Africa.

30 Jan 1904 Major RAMC.

Malta Feb 1906 Arrived at Malta.

Malta July 1906 Officer in charge Mtarfa Military Hospital. Introduced measures at Mtarfa to lower the mortality from infantile enteritis.

Malta Jan 1907 Officer in charge Mtarfa Military Hospital.

Malta Sept 1907 Appointed Sanitary Officer vice Maj Gray William Lewis who exchanged with Lt Col Daly James Henry.

Malta 1908 Sanitary Officer Valletta.

Malta June 1908 Returned to England on leave.

Malta 28 Dec 1908 In charge of a medical party sent to Sicily following the earthquake at Catona on 28 Dec 1908.

Malta 1909 Sanitary Officer Valletta.

29 Oct 1909 Appointed Commander of the Crown of Italy for his services at Calabria during the earthquake at Catona. This was bestowed upon him by the Governor and Commander in Chief at the Palace Valletta.

Malta 1910 Sanitary Officer Valletta.

Malta 1911 Sanitary Officer Valletta.

Malta Mar 1911 Left Malta.

8 Aug 1914 Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.

1914 Served in the Great War.
Commanded a Stationary Hospital during the Gallipoli operations.

2 Nov 1953 Died at his residence at 54 Victoria Road Exmouth Devon, aged 85 years.


  • Entry No: 7357. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Offices in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898). Aberdeen (1917).
  • Distribution of RAMC Officers. Corps News Vol IV June 1905 No 6.
  • Succession Books Vol XIX Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.
  • Succession Books Vol XX Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.