Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Nicholls Thomas Burtonshaw

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Lieutenant Thomas Burtonshaw Nicholls
13 Mar 1885 – 3 June 1949 [Devon]

Service Record — Thomas Burtonshaw Nicholls

1905 Resident at Findater, Kinross.

1 Aug 1908 Lieutenant RAMC.

1910–1913 Served in Egypt.

Malta June 1910 Embarked for Malta for attachment to a battalion for anti typhoid treatment.

Malta Aug 1911 Not listed after Feb 1911.

1 Feb 1912 Captain RAMC.

1913–1914 Served in Cyprus.

1914–1918 Served with British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium.

28 July 1914 Start of the Great War.

4 Aug 1914 Britain declares war on Germany.

1916–1918 Commanding Officer Field Ambulance.

1 Aug 1920 Major RAMC.

1921–1926 Served in India.

1929–1935 Served in India.

16 Sept 1933 Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.

20 May 1939 Retired. Co-Author of Organization, Strategy and Tactics of the Army Medical Services in War, London, Bailliere, Tindall and Cox, 1937.

3 June 1949 Died at Clairfaye, Seaton, Devon.


  • Entry No: 651. Drew R. 1968. Commissioned Officers in the Medical Services of the British Army 1690–1960. Vol II Roll of Officers in the Royal Army Medical Corps 1898–1960, London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
  • Nicholls T. B., Heat stroke and allied conditions. J R Army Med Corps (February 1939); 72:73.