RAMC Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
William Samuel Audsley
1913 –1988

88256 WS/Captain William Samuel Audsley Oakes


3 Sep 1913 [Morley Leeds] – 23 May 1988 [Leeds]

William Samuel Audsley Oakes was educated at Ackworth School, Pontefract, from where he went to Leeds University, graduating in medicine in 1936. For the following three years he worked at the General Infirmary at Leeds and Leeds Public Dispensary. Being in the territorial army, he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps at the outbreak of war in 1939 and served with distinction in France, Italy, Greece, and Malta.

It was through the army that he met his wife, Betty, and they were married in Italy in 1944. After the war he went into general practice in Hunslet, Leeds. He retired early due to ill health in 1973.

Service Record

July 1943 Attached to 161st (EA) Ind Bde Gp Fld Amb as unit Blood transfusion Officer.

9 - 31 July 1943 Attached to Reception Station Sliema for temporary duty. Returned to 45 General Hospital.

31 July 1943 Posted to 90 GH from 45 GH.

6 Aug 1943 Ceased to be attached to No 90 GH. Returned to No 45 GH.

10 Aug 1943 Blood transfusion Officer No 45 GH.

1944 Blood transfusion Officer No 45 GH.

1945 GDMO No 45 GH.