Sir Thomas Myles, Surgeon, Is Born in Limerick

  • April 20, 1857

Sir Thomas Myles CB FRCSI (20 April 1857—14 July 1937) was a prominent Irish home ruler and surgeon, involved in the importation of arms for the Irish Volunteers in 1914.

Thomas Myles was born in Limerick in 1857, the third of eleven children born to John Myles (1807–1871), a wealthy corn merchant, and his second wife Prudence, daughter of William Bradshaw of Canal House, Limerick. The Myles family had been prominent merchants in and around Limerick city since Cromwell’s time.

A prominent sportsman from an early age, Myles graduated in medicine at Trinity College Dublin in 1881. One of his duties in his first job as resident surgeon at Dr. Steevens’s Hospital was to render medical assistance to the victims of the Phoenix Park murders on 6 May 1882.