Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
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Captain Anthony John Luther CB LRCS (Irel 1884) LRCP (Irel 1885)
17 May 1864 [Donnybrook Co Dublin] – 11 Dec 1937 [Camberley]


Captain Anthony John Luther was the eldest son of Canon Luther of Co Limerick. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin.

Service Record — Anthony John Luther

27 July 1887 Surgeon-Captain Army Medical Staff.

Malta 13 Mar 1896 Arrived from Dublin.

Malta 1897 On duty at Valletta Station Hospital.

Malta 22 Mar 1897 Left for Crete.

Malta 24 Nov 1897 Returned from Crete.

Malta 9 Jan 1898 Home leave.

Mar 1898 Returned to Malta.

Malta 6 Apr 1898 Embarked for Egypt.

Malta July 1898 His confidential report stated: "Distinguished himself by his professional zeal at Crete not only amongst the troops but also in voluntary duties amongst the natives. An excellent medical officer in every way, possess tact, good address, and genial manners".

27 July 1899 Major RAMC.

1898 Served on the Nile Expedition Sudan.

19 Feb 1912 Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.

28 July 1914 Start of the Great War.

4 Aug 1914 Britain declares war on Germany.

1914–2 Nov 1915 Assistant Director Medical Services.

18 Feb 1915 Brevet Colonel.

1 Mar 1915 Colonel L/RAMC.


  • Entry No: 7277. Johnston W. Roll of Commissioned Officers in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol 1 (20 June 1727-23 June 1898. Aberdeen (1917).
  • Malta Army and Navy directory at the Malta Chronicle office Jan 1897.
  • Succession Books Vol XVIII Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.
  • Deaths in the services, Br Med J (1938), 152 (Published 15 January 1938).