Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Opie Philip Adams

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Captain Philip Adams Opie BA (Camb 1907) BCh (1911) MB (1912)
7 Jan 1886 – 6 Oct 1936 [Poona India]


Captain Philip Adams Opie was the Resident Medical Officer and House Physician at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and Resident Medical Officer at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Nice.

Service Record — Philip Adams Opie

28 July 1914 Start of the Great War.

4 Aug 1914 Britain declares war on Germany.

10 Oct 1914 Lieutenant RAMC Temporary Commission.

1914–1915 Served with the British Expeditionary Force in France.

10 Oct 1915 Temporary Captain RAMC.

1916–1919 Served in Egypt.

1 Jan 1917 Lieutenant Permanent Regular Army Commission RAMC.

10 Apr 1918 Captain RAMC.

1919–1922 Served in India.

Malta 29 Sept 1922 Arrived from England.

Malta 12 May 1923 Home leave.

Malta 12 July 1923 Returned from leave.

Malta 10 Oct 1923 Left for India.

1924 Surgical Specialist.

10 Oct 1926 Major RAMC.

1926–1936 Served in India as surgeon to H E the Governor of Bombay.

6 Oct 1936 Died at Poona India, aged 50 years, from a fractured cervical spine while riding in the Poona and Kirki Hounds races.


  • Entry No: 942. 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.
  • Succession Books Vol XXV, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.
  • Deaths in the services, Br Med J (1936), 2 (3633); 1064 (Published 21 November 1936).