Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Morris Arthur Hugh

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Major Arthur Hugh Morris CIE (1921) CBE MRCS LRCP (Lond 1894) DPH (Lond 1905)
26 Feb 1872 [West Bengal] – 6 July 1941 [Boscombe]

Service Record — Arthur Hugh Morris

Educated at St Bartholomew's Hospital. Took the MRCS and LRCP in 1894.

29 July 1896 Commissioned Surgeon-Lieutenant.

29 July 1899 Captain RAMC.

1903 Served in British Somaliland on the hospital ship Hardinge during the Somaliland Campaign of 1903.

29 July 1908 Promoted Major RAMC.

Malta 4 Mar 1911 Arrived from Edinburgh.

13 Mar 1911 Arrived by P and O steamer SS Sardinia.
On duty as Command Sanitary Officer.

Malta 1912 Sanitary Officer.

Malta 1913 Sanitary Officer.
Produced a report on water purification by chlorine of lime at Bir-id-Deheb Camp Malta.

28 July 1914 Start of the Great War.

29 July 1914 Wired at Care of Mess. Westward London Region to rejoin his unit in Malta from leave immediately.

4 Aug 1914 Britain declares war on Germany.

Malta Sept 1914 Sanitary Officer.
22 Sept 1914 Sailed for England.

1 Mar 1915 Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.

1916 – 1917 Served in France and Belgium. Was brought to notice for his valuable services rendered in War (Office Communique 18 Sept 1917). He was twice mentioned in despatches (London Gazettes 24 Dec 1917 and 5 June 1919).

26 Dec 1917 Promoted Colonel L/RAMC.

1918 – 1922 Served in Mesopotamia. Was mentioned for his services during the rebellion there in despatches London Gazette 9 Sept 1921.

Sept 1921 Appointed Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire for services during the operations in Mesopotamia.

5 Sept 1922 Retired with the rank of Colonel L/RAMC.


  • Entry No: 7462. Johnston W. 1917. Roll of Commissioned Officers in the Medical Service of the British Army. Vol I (20 June 1727 to 23 June 1898). Aberdeen, University Press.
  • Succession Books Vol XIX Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.
  • Deaths in the services, Br Med J (1941), 289 (Published 23 August 1941).