Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Lynden Bell Edward Horace Lynden

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Surgeon Major Edward Horace Lynden Lynden–Bell CB (1915) MB CM (Ed 1882)
18 Dec 1858 – 1 Sep 1922

Service Record — Edward Horace Lynden Lynden–Bell

Son of Major-General T. Lynden–Bell.

4 Aug 1883 Surgeon Captain.

1885–1889 Served in the Third Burmese War (14 Nov–28 Dec 1885), under Major-General Harry North Dalrymple Prendergast. British troops invaded Burma to safeguard their teak monopolies in Lower Burma. On 1 Jan 1886, they annexed Burma, but resistance to British rule continued till 1889.

4 Aug 1895 Surgeon-Major.

Malta Sep1897–Oct 1903

Malta 23 Sep 1897 Arrived from Maryhill Glasgow.

Malta 8 Aug 1898 Accompanied invalids to England.

Malta 7 Aug 1899 Home leave.

Malta 30 Oct 1899 Returned to Malta.

Malta 1900 On duty at Malta.

Malta 26 Sept 1901 Home on duty.

Malta 23 Oct 1901 Returned to Malta.

Malta 19 Aug 1902 Accompanied invalids to the Royal Victoria Hospital Netley.

Malta 1 Nov 1902 Returned to Malta.

Malta 4 Aug 1903 Lieutenant Colonel.

Malta Aug 1903 Passed his examinations for promotion to Lt Col. Passed in the following subjects: Army Medical Organisation, Sanitation and Epidemiology, the Special Subject, and Military Law.

Malta 22 Oct 1903 Returned to England, and thence to Bengal India.
Specialist in diseases of women and children.

19 Sep 1912 Colonel L/RAMC.

1912–1914 Deputy Director of Medical Services London District.

28 July 1914 Start of the Great War.

4 Aug 1914 Britain declares war on Germany.

1914 Served in the Great War as Assistant Director Medical Services.
Mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 19 Oct 1914).

18 Feb 1915 Appointed Commander of the Order of the Bath (Mil).

1917 Deputy Director of Medical Services London District.

26 Dec 1917 Retired.

1 Sep 1922 Died in the Officer's hospital Millbank, aged 63 years.


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  • Malta Army and Navy directory at the Malta Chronicle office Jan 1897.
  • Hart H G, The New Annual Army List for 1899 corrected to 31 Dec 1898. London 1899.
  • Succession Books Vol XVII, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.
  • Deaths in the services, Br Med J (1922), 536 (Published 16 September 1922).