Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Kennedy Hugh Cameron

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44192 Lieutenant Hugh Cameron Kennedy MB ChB (Glas 1937) FRCGP
1913 [Glasgow] – 24 Aug 2005

Service Record — Hugh Cameron Kennedy

1937 Qualified at Glasgow. Commissioned in the RAMC soon after qualifying at the start of WW II. Spent three years in Malta before moving to Italy. Attained the rank of Major, was awarded the Polish Cross of Valour, and was mentioned in dispatches.

Malta 13 Nov 1940 Arrived from England with 12 Fld Regt RA. Posted to Advanced Dressing Station Tarxien for duty. On 26 November Lt Laurence Handley Ashken left the ADS for England and Lt Kennedy took over Ashken's area of responsibility

Malta 1941 On garrison duty.

Malta 1942 On garrison duty.

Malta 12 Mar 1943 Posted from 161st (EA) Fld Amb to 90 General Hospital.

Malta 2 July 1943 Reported for duty to No 39 General Hospital from No 90 General Hospital.

Malta 18 Sept 1943 Posted from No 39 General Hospital to 12th Field Regt RA.

In 1947, after house jobs at the Victoria Infirmary, joined a long established General Practice in Glasgow.


  • TNA:WO 177/751, War Diaries No 161st (East Anglian) Field Ambulance RAMC September 1939 to September 1943.
  • TNA:WO 177/1274, War Diaries No 39 General Hospital Sept 1941 to December 1944.
  • Obituary Br Med J (2005)., 331; 7522: 969.4 (Published 2o October 2005).
  • TNA:WO 177/1360, War Diaries No 90 General Hospital April 1940 to September 1946.