RAMC Officers
Of the Malta Garrison
Walter Croker
Thomas Poole
1853 – 1922

Surgeon Walter Croker Thomas Poole

AB MB (Dubl 1878) FRCSI (1890)

12 Nov 1853 – 9 Sep 1922 [Caxton Cambridge]

Service Record

Walter C T Poole
Major Walter Croker Thomas Poole (No 2) with officers of 10th Field Hospital December 1899 (RAMC/1281/3). No 1 Major Edward Russell Cree, No 3 Lt Francis Stephen Irvine, No 4 Lt Hugh Murray Morton No 5 Lt QM Lines

5 Feb 1881 Surgeon Army Medical Staff.

5 May 1882 Arrived from England.

13 Dec 1882 Returned Home with troops for 2 months.

10 Feb 1883 Returned to Malta.

29 Oct 1883 Severely reprimanded by Order of GOC Malta for neglecting to attend promptly to a professional call when on duty at the Valletta Station Hospital and for making an improper excuse.

18 Sep 1884 To England on sick leave.

8 Apr 1885 Returned to Malta.

1886 On garrison duty.

June 1887 Returned to Aldershot England.

5 Feb 1893 Surgeon-Major.

11 Oct 1899–31 May 1902 Anglo–Boer War

1900–1902 Served in South Africa, where he took part in the relief of Ladysmith, including the actions at Spion Kop, Vaal Krantz, and Pieter's Hill, and the operations in the Tugela Heights; in the operations in the Transvaal from March to June 1930, including the action at Laing Nek; and in the Transvaal from November 1900 to May 1902.

5 Feb 1901 Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.

14 Feb 1903 Retired.

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