Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison
Vaughan Walter Frederick Hamilton

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Captain Walter Frederick Hamilton Vaughan MRCS (Eng 1901) LRCP (Lond 1901)
1 Mar 1879 [Brentford Middlesex] – 26 Aug 1926 [Bridgwater]


Captain Walter Frederick Hamilton Vaughan RAMC was the son of Mr W Filner Vaughan. He was educated at St Mary's Hospital, where he took the MRCS and LRCP (London) in 1901.

He was resident senior medical assistant at Marylebone Infirmary Notting Hill and a clinical assistant at Leicester Infirmary.

Dr W F Hamilton Vaughan was commissioned lieutenant in the RAMC on 30 January 1904. On 9 August 1920, he was placed on half pay due to ill health. He was awarded the 1914 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Captain Walter Frederick Hamilton Vaughan died at Bridgwater on 26 August 1926, aged 47 years.

Service Record — Walter Frederick Hamilton Vaughan

30 Jan 1904 Appointed Lieutenant RAMC (on probation). Confirmed in rank on 15 July 1904.

Jan 1905 – Nov 1909 Served in Madras, India.

30 July 1907 Promoted Captain RAMC.

1909 – 1913 Home Service.

1912 Qualified as a specialist in operative surgery Royal Army Medical College.

Malta 28 Sept 1913 Arrived from Cork Ireland (by exchange).
Specialist in Operative Surgery.

28 July 1914 Start of the Great War.
4 Aug 1914 Britain declares war on Germany.

Malta 28 Jan 1914 Home Leave.

Malta 14 Feb 1914 Returned to Malta.

Malta 5 Oct 1914 Left Malta. He was replaced at Cottonera Hospital by Captain D C L Fitzwilliams MD FRCS 1st/London Field Ambulance RAMC (T).

Nov 1914 – Dec 1918 Served with the British Expeditionary Force in France.

1 July 1915 Promoted Major RAMC.

20 Sept 1915 – 5 Jan 1917 Promoted Temp Lt Col RAMC.

Dec 1918 – Dec 1921 Home Service.

9 July 1920 Placed on half-pay on account of ill health.

9 Dec 1921 Retired due to ill health. Was granted the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

20 Dec 1922 Ceased to belong to Reserve of Officers on account of physical unfitness.

26 Aug 1926 Died at Bridgwater Somerset.


  • Entry No: 367. 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.
  • RAMC/PE/3/27/Drew. Manuscript for Drew's Roll.
  • Succession Books Vol XXII, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.
  • Deaths in the Services, Br Med J (1926); 2: 506 (Published 11 September 1926).