Late Lieut. Col. M. J. Whitty, M. D.-Local Associations

The Waterford News - 13th of April 1917, Page 8

Late Lieut. Col. M. J. Whitty, M. D.-Local Associations
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The late Lieutenant-Colonel M. J. Whitty, M.D., who died recently in Liverpool, was born in Carrick-on-Suir about 54 years ago. He was a brother of the late Dr. P. J. Whitty, who was one of the best known and most respected medical men in Waterford a quarter of a century ago, and of Mrs. Cleary, Carrick-on-Suir. Two other brothers of the deceased joined the Church, and one of them was a very popular member of the Vincentian Order and was stationed at Castleknock for some years. The late Lieutenant-Colonel Whitty studied medicine first at the Queen's College, Cork, and took out his M.D. degree in Dublin. He joined the R.A.M.C. at the age of 23, and saw service in Hong Kong, Capetown, and Egypt and was for a number of years stationed at the military barracks at Cahir, where he was very popular. For some years past he was stationed at Liverpool, and his name appeared a short time ago in the " Gazette" among those who had done valuable service during the war. Deceased was a gentleman of a very quiet and unassuming disposition. and his skill as a medical man and thorough devotion to duty won for him the respect and esteem of all who knew him. He had five sons, four of whom have been in the war. One of them, who got the Military Cross, was killed in action.
The interment took place at Yew Tree Cemetery, Liverpool, after Requiem Mass a t the Church of St. Philip Neri, and the military funeral was very largely attended. The chief mourners were Captain R. Whitty, Welsh Regiment; Captain H. M. Whitty A.S.C. ; Master Bryan Whitty, Mr. Richard Cleary, Carrick-on-Suir; Rev. Father Nolan, C.M.: and Dr. Ryan, Plymouth.

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