Matthew Ignatius Thornton Cassidy Scotland England Ghana Jamaica

Biography of Matthew Ignatius Thornton Cassidy

Matthew Ignatius Thornton Cassidy graduated MB from the University in 1909.

He became District Medical Officer in Jamaica, where he married fellow Glasgow graduate and doctor, Marie Alexina Annette Beard in 1913. Together they joined the Royal Medical Corps when WWI broke out. As Lieutenant, he was later promoted to Captain, serving in France, for which he received the British War and British Victory Medals.

The couple returned to Jamaica where they were active members of the community until Cassidy was appointed District Medical Officer in Accra, Gold Coast, modern day Ghana, around 1930.


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Archival Materials

  • R3/1/1 (vol 2) Register of dates of birth of graduates 1881-1915


Matthew Ignatius Thornton Cassidy
Born 12 September 1883.
Died 1947.
GU Degree: MBChB, 1909; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: surgeons
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
English snippet: Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow in 1909
Record last updated: 13th Aug 2013

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow
Place of Birth

England England, Berkshire, Maidenhead
Place of Death

Ghana Ghana, Accra

Jamaica Jamaica, Race Course

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