Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Sloggett Henry Maxwell

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Surgeon-Major Henry Maxwell Sloggett
21 July 1858 [Simla Bengal India] – 4 Dec 1919 [Bournemouth]


Surgeon-Major Henry Maxwell Sloggett was the son of the Rev Charles Sloggett. He was educated at Malvern and King's College, London and joined the Army Medical Services in 1883.

Service Record — Henry Maxwell Sloggett

2 Feb 1884 Surgeon-Captain.

1886–1892 Served in India. In June, 1889, he was out in Cholera Camp near Rawal Pindi with a wing of the King's Dragoon Guards. During this very severe epidemic he exhibited the greatest devotion to his duties. Both officers and men held him in the highest esteem for the care and attention he gave them, and his constant efforts to cheer one up under exceptionally trying circumstances.

1891 Served on the Expedition to Meranzai, North West Frontier British India, in in charge of a Section of a field hospital.

2 Feb 1896 Promoted to Surgeon-Major, having completed 12 years on full-pay in the rank of Surgeon-Captain.

1896 Married Louisa Monica Coulthurst of Southsea, Hampshire, daughter of N Coulthurst Esq. of Gargrave, Yorkshire.

1897 Returned to India as a Major in 1897. He served at Kamptee and Quetta, being invalided from the latter station in 1900 owing to ill-health.

1901 Served at Shorncliff and Dover, and went to Malta in 1903 as a Lieutenant-Colonel.

Malta 5 Nov 1903 Arrived from Dover.

Officer in Charge of Station Hospital and Female Sanatorium Citta Vecchia.

Malta 1904 Officer in charge Military Hospital Cottonera.

Malta 2 Feb 1904 Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.

Malta 1905 On duty at the Military Hospital Cottonera.

Malta 2 June 1905 Home leave, after falling ill with Malta Fever.

Malta 19 Aug 1905 Returned to Malta.

Malta 1906 Officer in charge Military Hospital Cottonera.

Malta May 1906 On Leave.

Malta July 1906 Officer in charge Military Hospital Cottonera.

Malta Nov 1906 Sick leave due to relapse of Mediterranean Fever.

Malta Mar 1907 Returned to Malta having recovered from a severe attack of Malta Fever which he contracted at Cottonera.

Malta June 1907 Officer in charge Military Hospital Cottonera.

Malta Jan 1908 Officer in charge Military Hospital Valletta.

Malta 3 Sept 1908 Left for Hounslow England.

1908–1911 Served at Aldershot in charge of the Connaught Hospital.

Malta 22 Sept 1911 Returned to Malta from Aldershot, and took command of 30th Coy RAMC, and charge of the Military Hospital Cottonera from Lt Col Russell Alexander Fraser.

Malta 1912 Officer in charge Cottonera Military Hospital, and Officer Commanding 30th Coy RAMC.

Malta 30 Aug 1912 On Leave.

Malta 16 Oct 1912 Returned to Malta.

Malta Mar 1913 Transferred to the Home Establishment and was posted to Belfast. He was succeeded by Lt Col Lavie Tudor Germain as Officer Commanding 30 Coy RAMC and Officer in charge Military Hospital Cottonera.

27 Mar 1913 Colonel L/RAMC.

7 Apr 1913 Arrived in England. Appointed Assistant Director of Medical Services Belfast.

1914 On the outbreak of war he took charge of the Central Force at Bedford.

Jan 1915 In January 1915, Col Sloggett was ordered to France, but a Medical Board would not permit his serving overseas. He was Assistant Director of Medical Services, Southern Army, till 26 December 1917, when he was placed on retired pay.


  • Entry No: 6986. 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.
  • Foreign Postings Malta, J R Army Med Corps, Vol I: 3; Sept 1903.
  • Distribution of RAMC Officers. Corps News Vol IV: 6; June 1905.
  • Succession Books Vol XVII, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.
  • Obituary. Corps News J R Army Med Corps 1920, xxxiv; p 33 (Feb 1920).