Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Humphreys Geoffrey Llewelyn

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Colonel Geoffrey Llewelyn Humphreys MRCS (Eng) LRCP (Lond 1938)
8 Feb 1913 [Harrow Middlesex] – 8 May 1982


Colonel Geoffrey Llewelyn Humphreys was educated at Guys Hospital, London from where he qualified MRCS LRCP in 1938.

On 29 August 1938, he applied for a Short Service Commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He was already married when he entered the RAM College Millbank on 1 November 1938 and joined the RAMC Depôt Crookham on 2 January 1939.

He had no recorded hospital appointments before being commissioned.

Service Record — Geoffrey Llewelyn Humphreys

1 Nov 1938 Appointed Lieutenant RAMC Short Service Commission from RAMC TA. Confirmed in rank March 1939.

1 Nov 1939 Promoted Captain RAMC.

1939–1944 Served in Egypt (Middle East Force).

15 Oct 1940 Acting Major RAMC.

15 Jan 1941–13 Mar 1943 Temporary Major RAMC.

1 Nov 1943 Captain (Temporary Major) G L Humphreys was appointed to a Permanent Regular Army Commission Captain RAMC with retained seniority.

22 Mar 1944–31 Oct 1946 Temporary Major RAMC.

1944–1949 Served with the British Army of the Rhine.

1 Nov 1946 Promoted Major RAMC.

20 Nov 1947–19 Apr 1948 Temporary Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.

1947–1948 Commanding Officer 121 (Brunswick) British Military Hospital.

26 Mar 1953–29 Sept 1954 Temporary Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.

1953–1954 Assistant Director Medical Services (ADMS) HQ Southern Command.

30 Sept 1954 Promoted Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.

Malta 3 Nov 1954 Commanding Officer David Bruce Military Hospital Mtarfa.

Malta 1955 Commanding Officer David Bruce Military Hospital Mtarfa.

Malta 1956 Commanding Officer David Bruce Military Hospital Mtarfa.

Malta Jan–11 Oct 1957 Commanding Officer David Bruce Military Hospital Mtarfa.

1958–1960 ADMS HQ Eastern Command.

1960–1962 Commanding Officer 15 Field Ambulance.

10 Jan 1962 Promoted Colonel L/RAMC.

1962–1965 Commanding Officer British Military Hospital Hanover.

1965–1967 ADMS HQ Middle East Command.

1965–1967 ADMS HQ East Anglia/Eastern District.


  • Entry No: 1696. Drew R. 1968. Commissioned Officers 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 XXIX, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.
  • Volume of particulars of candidates for RAMC commissions (RAMC/1308).