BOWLBY, Surgeon Gen Sir Anthony Alfred, 1st Bt (1855-1929)

Scope and Content

Report to the Director General of Medical Services, Surgeon Gen Sir Arthur Sloggett, on the introduction of steel helmets, 1916.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1855; educated at Durham School and at St Bartholomew's Hospital, 1879; served in South Africa as Senior Surgeon, Portland Hospital, Bloemfontein, 1899-1900; Maj, 1908-1914 and Lt Col, 1 London General Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1914-1919; civilian member of Army Medical Advisory Board, [1913]-1918; served in Army Medical Service, 1914-1919; British Red Cross Society representative on the Technical Reserve Advisory Committee on Voluntary Aid, 1914-1920; member of honorary consulting staff of Royal Army Medical College, Queen Alexandra Military Hospital, 1914-1920; served on British Red Cross Society Executive Committee, 1917-1920; honorary Maj Gen, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1920; died in 1929.


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Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the centre in 1984 by Lady Hamilton.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide available on-line at, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Separated Material

Contemporary Medical Archives Centre, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine holds an additional collection of papers, 1880-1995, including correspondence, reports and photographs relating to the establishment and work of the Portland Hosptial, Bloemfontein, South Africa 1899-1901, lectures and articles relating chiefly to the treatment of the war-wounded from 1908-1920, personal correspondence, 1880-1929, correspondence and memorabilia relating to St Bartholomew's Hospital, 1880-1937 and biographical notes by Ursula Bowlby (Bowlby's daughter-in-law), 1995 (Ref: RAMC MS 365 and GC 181). The Royal College of Surgeons of England also holds some letters and papers.

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.