Major Richard Hugh McGillycuddy, RAMC
Born on 15 Sept 1884, the younger son of Denis Charles The McGillycuddy of Reeks and Gertrude Laura (Miller) The Madam McGillycuddy of Reeks, Baunclune, Beaufort, Co. Kerry
Educated at Fettes College (Army Class), Edinburgh from 1898 to Dec 1900 and was a student at Univ. College London in the Faculty of Medical Services from 1901 to 1907 and at University College Hospital (MRCS, LRCP, 1911).
2nd Lieut., 4th Bn, Royal Munster Fusiliers, 1902-1906
Then appointed District Medical Officer, Borough of St. Pancras
In practice in West London until the outbreak of war
Lieut, RAMC, 4 July 1915
Attached as Medical Officer to the 9th Bn, KOYLI
Took part in Battle of Loos in Sept 1915 and served with the Battalion until Spring 1916 when he was invalided home
Military Cross, London Gazette
14 Jan 1916 (dated 1 Jan 1916)(a New Year's honour so no published citation)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain, 4 July 1916
Adjutant HMNT Aquitania
Later medical officer in charge of HMNTT Aberdonian
Died at sea of pneumonia on 20 Oct 1918
He was married to Ethel Florence Lukey and they had two children: Richard Arthur Brown and Patricia.
The photo is from the first-named source below.
Sources: Univ. Coll. London, Univ. Coll. Hosp. and Med. School, A Record, 1914-1919, Vol. II
; Fettes College Register 1870-1932.