Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Moore, William Brownlow Ashe (1904-1936)

updated November 17, 2013.

b. August 8, 1879, Navan, County Meath, Ireland - d. July 31, 1973, Essex, England. LRCP&SI 1902; LM (Rot.) 1912; DTMH (Lond.) 1927. House surgeon, Meath Hospital and Co. Dublin Infirmary 1903. Ship’s surgeon, Indo-China S.N. Co. 1904. Hong Kong 1904. Hong Kong Government, Assistant Medical Officer of Health March - September, 1905; Assistant Surgeon, Government Civil Hospital September, 1905. The Great War 1917-18. RAMC, Captain March 1917; Mesopotamia. Returned to Hong Kong 1918. Government Civil Hospital; Kowloon Hospital; Victoria Hospital; Medical and Sanitary Services, acting Director 1929; Deputy Director. Lecturer in Chemistry 1907-12, Director of Studies 1909-12 [questionable], HKCMC. Lecturer in Medical Jurisprudence and Hygiene 1924-32, Clinical Obstetrics, HKU. Legislative Council 1929-34. President, St. Patrick's Society of Hong Kong 1934. Superintendent of Works and President of the Board of General Purposes, District Grand Lodge, Freemason. Retired to England 1936. Ship's surgeon, P. & O. line, serving at sea throughout the second world war [1]. Honor: Serving Brother of Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem 1931; King's Silver Jubilee Medal 1935;  OBE 1936. Club: Hong Kong Club, Hong Kong Jockey Club.

s/o Joseph Henry Moore, MA, AIM of Dublin University, president of Institute of Civil Engineers, Ireland
m1, Agnes Mary Graham 1906. m2, Helen Bronsen 1924.

[1] Moore served on HMT Viceroy of India when she was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean by U-boat (U407) after landing one of the first detachments of British forces in North Africa. The date was November 11, 1942.

Selected bibliography: The Ashe Family Site [internet]. The Edinburgh Gazette, June 26, 1931, #14,768, p.715. Hong Kong Daily Press, January 3, 1936, p.6, Local Medical Men Honored. The Hong Kong Government Gazette, May 6, 1935, #362.


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