Scotland

1917 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
pass unnoticed, for his days of illness were briglhteined by the fact that his naime recently appeared in tlle Gazette among those who lha,d done valuable service during the war. Lieutenant-Colonel Whitty belonged to tlle quiet type of Irislhman. Unassumling in m-lanner, hiis frank face revealed the amiiiability of the man. He appreciated a joke, and never failed to see tlle bright side of life, even whlen this was not so easy to discern. He ofteni attended the meetings of the Medical
more » ... e Medical Institution, and thoroughly elnjoyed mieeting hlis friends. Dr. Wllitty was assiduous in lkeepinig himiiself abreast of miiedical science, and lnever permiitted the mnilitary side of hiis life to predomiinate over the muedical. To his frienid and miedical attendant, Dr. W. T. D. Allen, wlhose unremittinig care Colonel Whitty had during his illness, he naever tired of expressing hiis gratefulness. Colonel Whitty has left a widow, and had five sons. One of tlle sons was killed in action in July, 1916; aniotlher lhas received tlje Military Cross; and the third and fourth are on active service in France. The youngest is still at scllool. The funeral took place on March 31st witlh full military lhonours. A memorial service was held at St. Plilip Neri's Churclh; many of hiis friends and fellow officers were present to pay their last respects to a man whom to know was indeed a pleasure.
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