Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Norrington Henry Lawrence Weekes

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Major Henry Lawrence Weekes Norrington DSO (1915)
16 Aug 1872 [Clifton Bristol] – 14 Apr 1950


Major Henry Lawrence Weekes Norrington was the son of Frederick Norrington, a chemical manufacturer, and Clara. From 1883 to 1891, he was educated at Clifton College, and University College, Bristol. He Joined Clifton Rugby Football Club and played for Gloucestershire. In 1895, he married Marion Lloyd Price in Bristol.

Service Record — Henry Lawrence Weekes Norrington

28 July 1897 Surgeon–Lieutenant.

1898 Served with the Nile Expedition (1896–98).

1899 Married Ethel Victoria May Toppin, daughter of Major-General James Morris Toppin, in Calne, Wiltshire.

28 July 1900 Captain. Served in India.

4 May 1900 Birth of a son Guy Stanley.

28 Jan 1909 Major.

Malta 4 Mar 1911 Embarked from England.

Malta 22 May 1912 Home leave.

11 Aug 1912 Returned from leave.

Malta May 1913 Won the Lawn Tennis Tournament Challenge Cup for Regimental and Ships Doubles in partnership with Maj Winfrid Kelsey Beaman for the third year in succession. The Cup was presented by Colonel Elliott Wood, Commander Royal Engineers, in 1897.
In the Garrison Racquet Tournament Major Norrington again came out a winner with Major H S Thurston as a partner beating the favourites, 2nd/Scottish Rifles.

Malta 4 Oct 1913 Home leave.

23 Nov 1913 Returned from leave.

Malta 2 May 1914 Home leave.
Officer in Charge Military Hospital Valletta.

3 June 1914 On duty at Scutari.

26 June 1914 Returned to Malta from Scutari.

28 July 1914 Start of the Great War.

4 Aug 1914 Britain declares war on Germany.

5 Aug 1914 Returned on Osiris with the Scutari detachment.

14 Sept 1914 Returned to England.

1 Mar 1915 Lieutenant Colonel.

1915 Awarded DSO.

16 Apr 1919 Retired.


  • Entry No: 7489. 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 XX, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.
  • Corps News, Distribution of RAMC Officers. IV, 6, June 1905.