Clare - Canny, Denis Joseph 1872

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File contributed by: Peter White January 17, 
2013, 12:14 am


Source:  Family Records

Dr Denis Joseph Canny of Clonmoney/Ballycasey, County Clare 
Ireland in the military dress uniform of a Surgeon in the 
Royal Regiment of Artillery

Additional Comments:
Denis Joseph CANNY, son of Matthew CANNY and Margaret Ellen 
TAAFFE, was born on 8 Apr 1840 in Limerick, Ireland   In 
1871,in Ballina, Co Clare, he married Alicia/Alice Maud 
Atkinson, daughter of Surgeon General Thomas Atkinson and 
Harriet Lydia Williams. 

Dr Denis Joseph Canny - (from the Wellcome Institute for the 
History of Medicine.)	 	
1863 Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England
1863 Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
1864 Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, 

British Army Record  - Service Number 6215
30Sep1864 Staff Assistant Surgeon at the Army Medical 
10Nov1865 1st battalion, 11th Regiment of the Foot
17May1871 Royal Regiment of Artillery
c1872, Asst Surgeon 20th Brigade, Royal Artillery, Kamptee, 
Madras Presidency.
20Oct1874 Put on half pay
23May1877 Full pay
16Feb1878 Half pay
14Feb1880 Commuted half pay - Teignmouth, Devon, England

The Canny family lived in Clonmoney House and Ballycasey 
House, County Clare. Following protracted bankruptcy action, 
Ballycasey House was sold in 1879. Following the sale Dr 
Canny practised in both England and Ireland. Denis and Alice 
Canny emigrated to Australia, arriving c.1886.

Dr Canny practised as a Surgeon and Physician in many areas 
of rural and outback Australia and was an outspoken advocate 
of the need for professionally qualified practitioers rather 
than unqualified 'quacks'. He spent some considerable time 
in the town of Robe, South Australia and was highly 
respected for his expertise and compassion.

Dr Denis Joseph Canny died on 9 Sep 1928 in Brighton, 
Victoria aged 88yrs and was buried in Old Cheltenham 
Cemetery, Charman Rd, Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia.