Capt Patrick Joseph Whitty

1889 Oct 18. Born . On RAF service record. He was born in fact in Cape Town son of Lt Col Michael J and Teresa Ryan Whitty. Father:  Lt-Col Michael Joseph Whitty RAMC died in 1917 and is commemorated at the Liverpool Medical Institute. Died whilst serving as Medical Inspector of Recruits, Western Command.   Born in Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary. Mother:   Teresa Mary Ryan from Clonmel, Co Tipperary

1894 Sep 10. Arrives England from South Africa with mother, and brothers Richard and John

1904-1906   Studied at Castleknock College Ireland - listed from Cahir, Co Tipperary

1906 Likely to have moved to Liverpool from Cahir

1908 At RMC Sandhurst

1909 Jan 22. Notice in The Times - Royal Miliary College Sandhurst – Gent. Cadet P.J.Whitty awarded prize for Military Administration

1909 Feb 6. Commissioned 2nd Lt. in the Royal Irish Regiment, Patrick Joseph Whitty, in succession to Lieutenant O'Neal Segrave

1910 Jan 1.   2nd Lt to Lt, effective from 1st Jan 1910   (Gazette 18th Feb 1910)

1914 Aug 10. Listed as Machine Gun Officer for 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment in Devonport

1915  Seconded to Machine Gun Corps from 22nd Nov 1915 (Gazette 10th Dec 1915)

1916 Sep 5. Promoted Capt with RIR and to remain seconded

1917 Oct 13. Special Appointment. Squadron Commander, acting Major.

1917 Oct 31. Graded as Staff Capt for purposes of pay whilst employed as Squadron Commander of  Cadet Wing RFC 31st Oct 1917 (Gazette 14th May 1918 and Flight 23rd May 1918)

1918  May 21. Temp. Major, Administration Branch RAF from 21st May 1918 (Gazette 11th Jun 1918)

1919  Jan 17. RAF Administration Branch, Air Ministry. Releases commission on ceasing to be employed (Gazette 14th Feb 1919)

1919 Jan 17, Returned to the Establishment (Gazette 12th Mar 1919)

1920  Oct 19. Capt P J Whitty retires receiving gratuity 19th Oct 1920 (Gazette 18th Oct 1920)

1921 May 12 Joined ADRIC with service no 1971. Posted to M Coy

1921 Sep 18. Posted M to C Coy

1921 Oct 1. Posted C Coy to Depot

1922 Jan . Appears to still be serving on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922  Nov 22. Reserve of Officers as Major, Capt P J Whitty with seniority 5th Sep 1916, from 22nd Nov 1922    (Gazette 21st Nov 1922)

There'd been some family notes that he was in the Ulster Specials

1929 Married Brighton to Lily Atkinson. Profession is listed as Commercial Clerk.

1930 Oct 8. Died Paris

1930                 Dies in Paris at Hertford British Hospital. Occupation not given.   Notice appears in The Times 20th Oct 1930
                        WHITTY – On Oct. 8 1930 at PARIS. PATRICK JOSEPH WHITTY, late Capt, Royal Irish Regiment, beloved husband of Lily Mary Whitty, and eldest son of Mrs T.M. Whitty. Interred at Levallois-  Perret, Paris, on Oct. 11. RIP 

2015 May 12. His medals were sold