Thursday, September 26, 2013

Yarr, Michael Thomas (1887)

Michael Thomas Yarr, by Walter Stoneman, 1919 / Credit: National Portrait Gallery, London
updated August 22, 2013

Ophthalmologist; Major-General, RAMC.

b. October 17, 1862, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary – d. April 24, 1937, London. French College, Blackrock, Ireland. LRCP, Ireland 1882. LM, Ireland 1882. FRCS, Ireland 1894. AMD, Surgeon Captain January 1886; Surgeon Major January 1898. Hong Kong 1887. Hong Kong Government (seconded from AMD), Acting Superintendent, Government Civil Hospital May 14, 1887 (vice Charles John Wharry, retired) - November 1, 1887 (succeeded by another AMD surgeon, Henry Neville Thompson). Member, Commission to Inquire into the Causes of the Fever Prevailing in the Western District, Hong Kong December 17, 1887. RAMC, African War 1900-1901; Lieutenant-Colonel January 1906; The Great War 1914-1918; Colonel 1915; temporary Surgeon-General 1916; Major-General December 1917; retired 1921. Publications: Manual of Military Ophthalmology, Etc., London: Cassell & Co., 1902. Honor: CB 1915; KCMG 1917; KStJ.

s/o Thomas Yarr, Justice of the Peace, of Rathgar, Dublin.

[Yarr was for a time physician to the Crown Prince of Siam, Maha Vajiravudh (later King Rama VI) while seconded for service under the Siamese Government 1895-1900.]

Selected bibliography: The British Medical Journal, November 10, 1900 , p.1376, Hospital Report. The British Journal of Ophthalmology, 1937, pp.333-334, Obituary. The Hong Kong Government Gazette, May 14, 1887, Notice #196; December 17, 1887, Notice #525. Hong Kong Government, Report of the Colonial Surgeon for the Year 1887. Royal Army Medical Corps Officers of the Malta Garrison › Yarr Michael Thomas [internet].


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