WOODS, Maj Gen Thomas Frederic Mackie (1904-1982)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Typescript thesis for MD (Doctor of Medicine), Dublin University, entitled 'The prevention of malaria in a military cantonment in northern India' [1933]. Correspondence, 1935-1954, mostly personal letters of thanks and congratulations, including letter from Edwina Cynthia Annette Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, following a visit to military hospitals in West Germany, 1950. Typescript 'An account of the first two years with the East African Groundnut Scheme' [1948]. Correspondence, pamphlets and certificates, relating to retirement from the Royal Army Medical Corps, 1961-1962, awards and appointments, 1950-1977, and the Royal Army Medical Corps centenary celebrations, 1960. Typescript minutes of meetings of the Council of Col Commandants, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1964-1969. Correspondence and papers relating to Royal Army Medical Corps Regimental ties, uniform and dress regulations, orders, decorations and medals, 1966-1968. Correspondence relating to visits to military establishments as Col Commandant, Royal Army Medical Corps, Jan-Dec 1967. Correspondence with the War Office, 1961, and the Ministry of Defence, 1969-1970, relating to pay and conditions of retirement as President of the Command Standing Medical Board, Military Hospital, Tidworth, Hampshire.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1904; educated at St Paul's School, and Trinity College, Dublin; Bachelor of Medicine, Dublin, 1926; commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps, 1927; service in India, Malta and UK, 1927-1940; Doctor of Medicine, Dublin, 1932; Member of the Royal College of Physicians, Ireland, 1934; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; service in UK, Madagascar, India, Middle East, Burma and Malaya, 1940-1946; Assistant Director of Medical Services, 31 Indian Armoured Div, Middle East, 1942; Assistant Director of Medical Services, 10 Armoured Div, 1944; Assistant Director of Medical Services, 5 Indian Div, Burma and Malaya, 1944-1945; awarded OBE, 1945; seconded to Ministry of Food as Chief Health Officer, East African Groundnut Scheme, 1946-1948; service with 2 Div, the Royal Army Medical Corps Depot, Headquarters London District, Headquarters 1 (British) Corps, West Germany, and Headquarters Southern Command, 1948-1956; Brig, 1956; Maj Gen, 1957; Queen's Honorary Physician, 1959-1961; awarded CB, 1960; retired 1961; Col Commandant, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1965-1969; President of the Command Standing Medical Board, Military Hospital, Tidworth, Hampshire, 1969-1970; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Ireland; died 1982.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in sections as outlined in scope and content.

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1983.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

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