Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison Roberts Frederick Emilius
Major Frederick Emilius Roberts
OBE (1924) DSO (1916) MRCS (Eng) LRCP (Lond) 13 Sep 1878 [Uxbridge Middlesex] – 25 Apr 1952
Major Frederick Emilius Roberts was the son of Dr C Roberts MRCS. He was educated at Malvern and St George’s Hospital London. He was commissioned Lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps on 31 January 1905.
While serving in Malta at the Military Hospital Valletta, he became the Honorary Secretary of the Mediterranean Skiff Club which was formed in 1905. His sailing dingy the Midget frequently sailed to victory. The Mediterranean Skiff Club remained in existence until 1916 when it was wound up owing to the majority of its military members being deployed on active service.
Hes served in France with the British Expeditionary Force and was mentioned in Field Marshal Lord French dispatch of 30 November 1915 for gallant and distinguished service in the field. He also commanded at Stationary Hospital in Palestine.
Major Frederick Emilius Roberts was married to Gladys Helen, daughter of Mr W E Whitehouse and had two daughters. He served in Malta for five years.
Service Record — Frederick Emilius Roberts
31 Jan 1905 Appointed Lieutenant RAMC on probation; posted to Aldershot. Confirmed in rank in July 1905.
Feb 1906 Change of Station from Aldershot to Malta.