RAMC Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
Brisbane Warren
1852 – 1934

1505 Surgeon–Major Brisbane Warren Somerville–Large

LRCP (Ed 1874) LRCS (Ed 1874)

7 Oct 1852 [Cork] – 4 Feb 1934

Surgeon-Major Brisbane Warren Somerville–Large took the Edinburgh double qualification in 1874. He changed his name by deed poll from Large to Somerville-Large probably around 1 August 1887.

Service Record

4 Feb 1877 Commissioned Surgeon.

Oct 1877 Left for Hong Kong from Devonport.

1878 At Penang, Malacca and Singapore.

1879–1881 At Penang.

1881–1882 At Hong Kong.

Apr 1882 At Penang.

4 Feb 1889 Promoted Surgeon-Major.

26 Sep 1890 Arrived at Malta from Dublin.

1891 On garrison duty.

1892 On garrison duty.

1893 On garrison duty.

1894 On garrison duty.

1895 Officer in charge Tigne, Sliema and Manoel Districts.
Resident at Capua Palace Sliema.

1896 Officer in charge Tigne, Sliema and Manoel Districts.
Resident at Capua Palace Sliema.

31 Aug 1896 Left for Dublin England.

4 Feb 1897 Promoted Surgeon-Lieutenant Colonel.

1899–5 Aug 1902 During the South African War of 1899-1902, he took part in the operations in the Transvaal, Orange River Colony and Cape Colony.

No 6 Gen Hospital
Staff of No 6 General Hospital with Brisbane Warren Somerville–Large fourth from right (RAMC/480/3).

4 Jan 1900 Granted local rank of Colonel whilst in charge of a General Hospital in South Africa.

Jan 1900–Nov 1901 PMO No 6 General Hospital in South Africa. Embarked on 21 January 1900 arriving in Cape town South Africa on 17 February. The hospital arrived in South Africa on 22 February 1900 and closed in September 1901.

Nov 1901–May 1902 PMO No 12 General Hospital in South Africa, with local rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

June 1903 Acting on behalf of the Widows and Orphans' Fund of No 6 General Hospital, South Africa Field Force donated the sum of £1390 19s 2d to the Compassionate Branch of the RAMC Fund. The money was to be spent on subscriptions for the admission of orphan children of Warrant Officers, NCO's and men of the RAMC into some charitable school or institution.1

20 Dec 1905 Retired.

17 July 1915 Re-employed during the Great War from July 1915.