HC Deb 09 November 1920 vol 134 c1016W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he can furnish the name of the sick transport officer in charge at Malta during the summer of 1915; whether or no this gallant officer is alive; and, if so, is he still serving in His Majesty's forces?


The officer referred to would appear to be Fleet Surgeon John Martin, now serving as Surgeon Commander at the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar. This officer served as Hospital Transport Officer at Malta from 16th July to 9th December, 1915. In addition, Surgeon Vice-Admiral Sir James Porter, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., M.A., M.D., LL.D., K.H.P., served as Principal Hospital Transport Officer for the Mediterranean Station from 7th July to 30th November, 1915. Sir James Porter reverted to the Retired List on the 4th September, 1917.