RAMC Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
Thomas Francis
1841 – 1919

Assistant Surgeon Thomas Francis O'Dwyer

MD (Queen's Univ Irel 1862) LRCS (Ed 1863)

26 Dec 1841 – 5 Feb 1919

Service Record

Thomas Francis O'Dwyer
Assistant Surgeon Thomas Francis O'Dwyer 22nd Regt
(Lt Col Foster's collection of Netley photos - Courtesy AMS archives).

30 Sep 1864 Staff Assistant Surgeon.

20 June 1865 Assistant Surgeon 22nd (The Cheshire) Regiment of Foot.

20 June 1865 Arrived from England.

5 July 1865 Left for Mauritius.

15 Feb 1868 Staff Assistant Surgeon.

1 Mar 1873 Promoted Surgeon.

Nile Expedition 1884
The Nile Expedition 1884-85
(Main Guard Valletta).

30 Sep 1876 Promoted Surgeon–Major.

18 Nov 1882 Served in Egypt as officer-in-charge of No 2 Bearer Company Army Hospital Corps. Was present at the Battles of Kassassin on 9 September, and Tel-el-Kebir.

Was thanked by HRH the Force Commander-in-Chief for meritorious services rendered during the cholera epidemic in Egypt.

Louise Margaret
Staff of the Louise Margaret Hospital Aldershot July 1898 (RAMC/1494).

Granted special promotion to Surgeon–Major with relative rank of Lieutenant Colonel for his services in Egypt.

1884–1885 Served in the Nile Expedition in the Sudan, as Secretary to the Principal Medical Officer.

(Gazette) 25 Aug 1885 Mentioned in despatches Nile Expedition.

1 Feb 1888 promoted Brigade–Surgeon vice Francis Patrick Staples, retired.

Thomas Francis O'Dwyer
Surgeon General Thomas Francis O'Dwyer PMO South East District
(Navy and Army Illustrated Vol VII No 95 page 237 dated 26 November 1898).

28 June 1888 Arrived from Woolwich, England.

10 July 1889 Granted leave of absence till 3 November 1889, to proceed to Belgium, Germany, and France on private affairs.

1 Nov 1889 Returned from leave.

1890 On garrison duties.

20 Apr 1891 To England on leave.

1892 On garrison duty.

6 Feb 1893 Surgeon Colonel.

19 Feb 1893 Returned to England as PMO Dover.

6 July 1896 Surgeon-Major-General. PMO South East District and PMO Aldershot.

26 July 1898 Received Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught, at the opening of the new hospital for wives and children of soldiers at Aldershot. His daughter presented the duchess with a bouquet of roses. The fifty three bed hospital in Stanhope Lines near the Cambridge Military Hospital received the name of The Louise Margaret Hospital.

26 Dec 1901 Retired.

5 Feb 1919 Died at a nursing home aged 77 years. Lived at 4 Rodney Cottages Clifton Bristol.