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WATERS Sir Harry George (1868 - 1946)


Times December 20 1946 Death Notice

Waters – On Dec 19, 1946 at Stroud General Hospital, Harry George Waters Kt MRCS LRCP(London), DPH(Cambridge) Knight of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, late Chief Medical Officer, East Indian Railway of Upper Grange, Stroud, Gloucestershire, aged 78 years. Service Stroud Parish Church Monday Dec 23 at 2.30pm followed by private cremation. No flowers or letters please.

Times Obituary December 20 1946

Sir Harry Waters, whose death at Stroud, at the age of 78, was recently briefly announced was formerly chief medical officer of the East Indian Railway. After a long and distinguished career as a public health adminsistrator in India, he retired in 1923 to Stroud in Gloucesteshire. Here he played a prominent part in local affairs

Harry George Waters was born on April 19 1868 at Rathmullen, Co Donegal and educated at the Royal Naval School, New Cross and St Thomas's Hospital where he qualified as MRCS LRCP in 1892. After acting for a short period as house physician and assistant house surgeon at the Hull Royal Infirmary, he went out to India as a medical officer of the East Indian Railway. At his first station – Tundla in the United Provinces ( admin comment now Uttar Pradesh) – besides carrying out his ordinary duties he acted as an honorary magistrate and as district medical officer and plague officer. In 1913 he held similar posts at Jamalpore in Bengal (admin comment now Jamalpur, Bangladesh) and in 1917 became chief medical officer of the East Indian Railway. He was president of the Conference of Chief Medical Officers of Railways from 1918 to 1923, a member of the Bengal Sanitary Board, and an examiner of hygiene for the University of Calcutta. Apart from his professional work Waters' two great interests were rifle shooting and training in first aid. He was knighted in 1924. He married in 1900 Winifred Pierce MB CM Edinburgh, and had two sons.

There is also an in memoriom from his wife same date

In 1928 Sir George stood for election to the Urban District Council

23 March 1928 Stroud Journal published a pen portrait (including photo) of all 27 candidates.

Sir Harry George Waters of Upper Grange, Stroud is a retired Medical Officer who has lived for many years in India and is Knight Batchelor. Although a a comparatively new resident in Stroud he has actively associated himself with various phases of the life of the town. He is a keen sportsman and has given hearty support to Stroud Rugby Club and Stroud Cricket Club having just completed a year's presidency of the later organisation. He rendered valuable assistance in organising and arranging a laboratory at the Stroud General Hospital in 1926 and since that time has acted as honorary pathologist to the institution.

Elected to the Council and came 7 out of 18 elected


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