Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wharry, Charles John (1873-1887)

updated August 29, 2013

b. February 9, 1848, Woolwich. MB, CM 1871, MD 1873 (Aber.); FRMCS (Lond.) 1882. Hong Kong 1873. Hong Kong Government, Superintendent, Government Civil Hospital February 22, 1873 - 1887; Acting Colonial Surgeon and Surgeon of Lock Hospital (vice Philip Bernard Chenery Ayres, absence on leave) June 25, 1875; retired on pension 1887.

s/o army captain Charles W. Wharry and Euphemia McCallum. bro/o Robert Wharry [1].

[Wharry had taken ill in 1883 and, while taking leave of absence, was stood in by Arthur J. Wharry. There was a record in the minutes of the Legislative Council for the approval of government expenses including a line item of remuneration payable to Arthur Wharry of $78 ($6 per day x 13 days). The two Wharry(s) might be related, but unfortunately, I found no references to confirm that. Arthur Wharry gave an address in 1884 at Seymour Terrace, Seymour Road.]

[1] Robert Wharry, b. November 12, 1853, Woolwich – d.dt/unk., also read medicine at Aberdeen Univ. He received MB and CM in 1875, and MD in 1878. There was a R. Wharry listed as an assistant physician at the Royal Hospital for Diseases of the Chest in 1879. Also, a Dr. R. Wharry gave his address at #6 Gordon Square, London in 1886.
Selected bibliography: 20 Children of Royal Military Acaedemy Barracks Sergeant, Fishman, [internet]. Eitel, Ernest John, Europe in China, the History of Hong Kong from the Beginning to the Year 1882, Hong Kong: Kelly & Walsh, 1895. Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, Vol. #49, 1884, London: The Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society. Minutes of the Legislative Council #3, March 5, 1884. Anderson, Peter John (Ed.) Roll of Graduates 1860-1900, University of Aberdeen, 1900. Church, W.S. (Ed.), Alfred Willett, Alfred (Ed.), Saint Bartholomew's Hospital Reports (Volume 13), London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1877. Hong Kong Government Gazette, February 22, 1873, Notice # 29. Hong Kong Government, Report on the Blue Book and Departmental Reports for 1887.


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