Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Mawby Norman Earl

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181431 Lieutenant Norman Earl Mawby
1 Apr 1912 – 28 Nov 2013


Lt Norman Earl Mawby was educated at Birkenhead School and University of Liverpool qualifying as a doctor in 1936. He entered General Practice at Beaumaris, Anglesey.

Service Record — Norman Earl Mawby

Malta July 1941 Disembarked at Malta.

Malta 29 Mar 1942 Attached to 161st (East Anglian) Fld Amb from 1st/Durham Light Infantry.

Malta 18 Apr 1942 Promoted War Service/Captain.

Malta 1 June 1942 Posted to 161st (EA) Fld Amb from attached strength.

Malta 3 Dec 1942 MO/ic Advanced Dressing Station Luqa. Moved to Main Dressing Station Hamrun.

Malta 9 Nov 1942 MO/ic Medical Aid Post Mifsud's Verandah Bonded Street Wharf (GR 469241). While on temporary duty with MAP Mifsud's Verandah, Surgeon-Captain Ferrante H A took medical charge of MAP Zurrieq.

Malta 10 Jan 1943 Moved to Main Dressing Station Hamrun in preparation for the arrival of a convoy carrying fuel and food on 11 January 1943.

Malta 21 Feb 1943 Appointed Embarkation Medical Officer.

Malta 20 June 1943 Attached to Medical Directorate.

Malta 7 Aug 1943 Posted from 161st (EA) Ind Bde Gp Fld Amb to 15th Independent Brigade Group Field Ambulance.

Malta 9 Aug 1943 Posted to 15th Ind Bde Gp Fld Amb.

Malta 10 Oct 1943 Posted to 39 General Hospital.

Malta 20 Oct 1943 WS/Capt taken on the strength of 30 Coy RAMC.
Posted surplus to War Establishment for area duties under SMO Malta.

Malta 1 Apr 1944 Posted from 30 Coy RAMC.

On demobilisation, resumed medical practice at West Kirby, Wirral.


  • TNA:WO 177/751, War Diaries No 161st (East Anglian) Field Ambulance RAMC September 1939 to September 1943.
  • TNA:WO 177/1886, War Diaries 30th Coy RAMC 1 January 1943 to 30 June 1946.
  • TNA:WO 177/700, War Diaries No 15th Field Ambulance RAMC April 1941 to April 1944.
  • Obituary The Telegraph 20 December 2013.