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Audax

Help appreciated with finding the names of those Chaplains who served on the Pennisula in 1915. Particular interest in British padres but ANZACS also wecome!

I have one or two names:

Rev Oswin Creighton 29th Division

Fr William Finn

Rev William McKenzie

thanks

A

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Audax

The Rev. Pierrepont Edwards 1/5th Suffolk Regiment did such good work in charge of a volunteer stretcher-party that he was awarded the Military Cross. This was on the 12th August when 11 Officers and 178 N.C.O.’s and men were killed, wounded or missing.

Ray

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DavoT

A couple come to mind initially;

Chaplain (Captain) Andrew GILLISON MID, DOW 22 Aug 1915 at the age of 47 while serving with the 14th Battalion, AIF.

Reverend Frederick William WRAY, born 29 Sep 1864. He officiated at the burial of my great uncle 1305 Pte Charlie THEWLIS who was KIA 2 May 1915 on Gallipoli. He survived the war.

Cheers,

David

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liverpool annie

Hi A !

Father Frederick Furlong ... he came home ! ...

Medal card of Furlong, Rev F

Royal Army Medical Corps Attached 42nd Division 4th General Hospital

Reverend Chaplain to the Forces

Chaplain

Date 1914-1920

http://www.rootschat.com/links/02e4/

Annie :)

PS I can give you more detail if needed !!

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eltoro1960

The Reverend George King, Presbyterian chaplain to the Otago Rifles, fall between the two schools, born in Scotland, lived his adult life in NZ. I had a previous thread on him , hope this assists.

John

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Audax

Fr Finn is written up in some detail, with photo, in David Youngson's 'Greater Love'.

A shorter account of The Revd William Grant also appears, without photo: Chaplain (Major), Chaplains Dept, att'd Main Body Wellington Mounted Rifles, NZEF. [Family details...] Died on 28 Aug 1915 aged 56 and is commemorated on Hill 60 (NZ) Memorial, Turkey.

Let me know if you need more on Finn.

Daggers

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michaeldr

Rev Oswin Creighton CF, was Chaplain to the 86th Brigade

Father William J. Finn, was Chaplain to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Rev Dr. William Ewing, also served with the 29th Division

Fr T. A. Harker, with the Royal Munster Fusiliers

Fr Edward McAuliffe, with the A.I.F

Fr Patric Dore, with the Auckland Mounted Rifles [see also http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...casualty=643676]

Fr W Leighton, att Warwickshire Batt. of 13th Div.

Fr Thomas J. Rigby, with 9th (Service) Batt. The Prince of Wales Own (West Yorks Regt)

Fr Hugh Cameron, att. Lovat Scouts

Fr Arthur Day SJ, att Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry

Fr. Henry C. Day SJ, MC., att Notts & Derby Yeomanry (brother of above)

Rev A. R. Fuller, att Royal North Devon Yeomanry

Rev D. S. McKenzie, with the RDF (?)

Rev Jack W. Crozier, with the 10th (Irish) Div., later Archdeacon of Dublin, and then Archbishop (of ?)

Canon McClean (C of Ireland) with 10th (Irish) Div

Fr John Fahey with 11th Batt., A.I.F.

Fr Michael Bergin SJ, with the A.I.F.

Fr Tom O'Connor

Rev F. King, with 6th (Service) Batt., Alexandra Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regt)

Rev D. A. Cameron Reid, with 1st Batt., KOSB

Rev A. J. Sacr, with 1/5th Batt., The Essex Regt

Rev E. A. Gardner, with 1/6th Batt., The Essex Regt

Rev R. S. Hipwell, with 11th (Service) Batt., The Manchester Regt

Rev J. W. Blencowe, with 1/1 Suffolk Yeomanry (The Duke of Yorks Own Loyal Suffolk Hussars)

you first post says Army - do also want info re those who served with the Admiralty's infantry contribution, the RND?

eg: Rev Henry Clapham Foster

also note that the foll served on Hospital Ships;

Fr John Cosser, served on Hospital Ship

Fr J. A. Gribben, present at evac. of Anzac

I'm pressed for time so regret that I have been very lazy with regard to refs

but the following have proved useful and should be looked at again

British Regiments at Gallipoli - Ray Westlake

Orange Green and Khaki - Tom Johnstone

The Cross on the Sword - Johnstone & Hagerty

They Shall Grow Not Old - Miles Dungan

regards

Michael

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Audax

:) Thanks to all those who have contributed so far. Especially Michael. Yes (with apologies) I would like to know the names of Chaplains like H C Foster who served with the RND.

Found this reference on the net and wondered if any one has knowledge of its contents:

Clergy: Royal Army Chaplains Department (Code 38 Report of chaplains attached to graves registration unit, Gallipoli; with photographs, National Archives, United Kingdom WO32/5640

Thanks A :)

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Hambo

Don't know if this man fits your bill. He served in the Dardanelles but probably didn't set foot on dry land but I'll submit him to the jury anyway

Creed, Algernon Henry George Reverend MA Acting Chaplain RN

HM Hospital Ship “Soudan”, Royal Navy

He was the son of the Reverend Henry Keyworth Creed and Elizabeth Georgina Creed of Chedburgh Rectory, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. He was a master at Hazelwood School leaving the school in the summer of 1896 to move to Glenalmond School where he joined the College Rifle Corps. In 1901 he went to South Africa during the war there as one of the chaplains to the forces, suffering from a bout of enteric fever during his service there.

On the 7th of October 1910 he was made parish priest at Ewshott (St Mary) near Farnham.

During the war he served on the HM Hospital ship the “Soudan” in the Dardanelles and had just been appointed to the flag ship HMS “Orvieto” when he died very suddenly of a blood clot on the brain on the 21st of May 1917 aged 52 at The Vicarage, Ewshott in Hampshire while home on leave. A stained glass window was dedicated to his memory in Ewshott (St Mary) Church and he is buried there, in the north part of the graveyard

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4th Worcesters diary, Sunday 4th July 1915

" The padre paid his usual visit and we were pleased to see him. I must say he is a good chaplain and often finds his way into the firing line trenches. (Mr. Kumlosy is his name). "

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michaeldr

Chaplains who served with the RND at Gallipoli

- Rev Robert Primrose, Presbyterian, served with Nelson Batt. where his son was also an officer. (The latter was badly wounded 3 May 1915)

- Rev Henry Clapham Foster MA, served with the Anson Batt.

- Rev Bevill Close MA, RN,

There is a photograph of him conducting a burial at what later became known as Skew Bridge Cemetery [The Wettern Papers. Box 3 of 3. Marked 40. June 1915. The Liddle Collection, Brotherton Library, Leeds Univ] He also designed an ingenious 'Mono-cycle Stretcher Carrier' which became known as the 'Close Stretcher Carrier' [Kew ref WO95/4290 reports all marked 13]

- Rev Cairns, Presbyterian

The following were with the RND in early 1916 when they occupied the Aegean Islands, however it is not clear whether or not they actually served on the peninsula, or arrived after the evacuation with later drafts: Revs. Attlee, Dodds & Taylor

details from Len Sellers' magazine RND

re my earlier post;

the Holts' guide book gives Dr. Ewing as chaplain of the 4th Royal Scots

regards

Michael

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liverpool annie

Heres a bit more on Father Patric Dore ... in case you need it ! :)

DORE, Chaplain Captain Patrick T

who is reported wounded, was born in Limerick, Ireland, 30 yrs ago. He was educated at Kilkenny College and came to NZ about 3 years ago. His first appointment in the Dominion was as curate at Palmerston North and afterwards he was given charge of the parish of Foxton. When the war broke out he immediately offered his services as a Roman Catholic chaplain to the expeditionary force and he was appointed to the Auckland Infantry Battalion

http://www.ozlists.com/genies/defence/ww1/...a/5sept1915.htm

One of the most popular Chaplains of the NZ Forces, Rev Father Patrick DORE, MC, died at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Auckland, on Monday. He underwent a spinal operation on Thursday which became affected owing to wounds received at Gallipoli. He went overseas with the Mounted Rifle Brigade, Main Body. He was aged 32, born in Limerick, Ireland.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancest...n18jul1918.html

Name: DORE, The Rev. PATRICK

Initials: P

Nationality: New Zealand

Rank: Captain

Regiment/Service: New Zealand Chaplains' Department

Age: 33

Date of Death: 15/07/1918

Service No: 13/655

Awards: M C

Additional information: Son of M. Dore, of Ballylinare, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, Ireland.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Cemetery: FOXTON CEMETERY

DORE, Chaplain Captain Patrick, M.C., chaplain to the forces, who has been awarded the Military Cross, was one of two Catholic chaplains who left NZ in October 1914, with the main Expeditionary Force. He was attached to the Auckland Mounted Rifles and landed with them when they arrived at Gallipoli. Chaplain Dore was an indefatigable worker in his own sphere and ever at hand to assist in any branch of the work. His name was a household word among the men at Anzac, by every one of whom he was beloved. Chaplain Dore was hit while aiding a wounded man under fire on August 24 and was taken to the military hospital at Devonport, England, where he was lying at the last advices. Chaplain Dore was a native of the South of Ireland, about 30 years of age and came to NZ five years ago, being stationed at Palmerston and Foxton. He was an enthusiastic sportsman and excelled in several branches of athletics. [AWN 20.01.1916]

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Kookaburra
Heres a bit more on Father Patric Dore ... in case you need it ! :)

There is photo of Father Dore's headstone at Foxton HERE

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Bryn

Check these books for Aust / NZ chaplains:

Haigh, J. B. Men of Faith and Courage, The Official History of the New Zealand Chaplains Department, Auckland, The Word Publishers, 1983.

McKernan, M. Padre: Australian Chaplains in Gallipoli and France, Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1986.

Ah Kow, A. William McKenzie, M.C., O.B.E., O.F. Anzac Padre, London, Salvationist Publishing & Supplies, 1949.

Gisborne Herald. In Memoriam. Chaplain-Major William Grant; His Letters from the Front, Gisborne NZ, Gisborne Herald, 1915.

Hubbard, N. Almost A Martyr's Fire. Everard Digges La Touche (1883 - 1915), Australia, Nigel Hubbard, 1984.

(2nd Lieut. Rev. Everard Digges La Touche served as an infantry officer in the 2nd Battalion, AIF, but was a clergyman, educated at Trinity College, Dublin. (BA 1904, Ryan Prizeman 1905. Senior Moderator and Gold Medallist in History and Political Science, 1905. MA 1908. Litt D. 1910. Donnellan Lecturer in the University of Dublin, 1911-12. Hon. Secretary, University Philosophical Society 1907-08). He arrived at Anzac 5th August 1915 and was killed at Lone Pine next day.

Articles:

McKernan, M. 'Clergy in Khaki: the chaplain in the A.I.F.', in Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society RAHS, Sydney. December 1978, pp 145 - 166.

'Father John Fahey, DSO' The WA Record - 22 Jan 1916.

Donnellan, G. J. Fighting Mac, in Reveille RSS&AILA, NSW Branch, Sydney. 1 Mar 1933, p8, 9. [McKenzie, Salvation Army)

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Captain (Chaplain 4th Class) The Reverend Andrew GILLISON, 4th Infantry Brigade, Died of wounds at 16th C.C.S., Hill 60, Anzac, on 22 August 1915, aged 46.

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Captain (Chaplain 4th Class) Patrick DORE, Auckland Mounted Rifles, Died of wounds at Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Auckland NZ, on 15 July 1918, aged 33.

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2nd Lieutenant Everard DIGGES LA TOUCHE, 2nd Battalion, Died of wounds at Lone Pine, Anzac, on 6 August 1915, aged 32.

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Bryn
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Major (Chaplain 3rd Class) The Reverend William GRANT, Wellington Mounted Rifles, Killed in action at Hill 60, Anzac, on 28 August 1915, aged 56.
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Colonel (Chaplain 1st Class) John Aldred LUXFORD, Wellington Battalion, Died of illness in New Zealand, on 28 January 1921, aged 67.

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Audax

Bryn,

Thanks very much!

Michael DR has given quite a few references in books, any one have any more to add. Any one of any more memoirs by padres?

A

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Bryn

Concerning Michael Bergin, who became chaplain to the 5th Light Horse Regiment:

BERGIN, Captain (Chaplain 3rd Class) Michael, MC, Occupation: Professor / Jesuit Father (Missionary), of Cairo, Egypt. Next of Kin listed as: Brother; John Bergin, of Fancroft, Rosscrea, Ireland. Source: Australian Army Chaplains Dept.; Joined Regiment as Trooper, 13/5/1915, aged 35. Transferred to Australian Army Chaplains Dept. 19/6/1915. . Died Of Wounds 12/10/1917, 3rd Field Ambulance, Passchendale area (Zonnebecke), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Military Cross (MC).

Left Maadi Camp, Egypt, for Anzac on 15th May 1915. ‘Father Bergin, of the Jesuit Fathers, accompanied us as Padre. He remained with us until October, when he was evacuated.’ (Wilson)

Killed by shelling, Passchendale area (Zonnebecke):

‘Many well-known members of the A.I.F. were killed on tracks about this battlefield, among them... Father M. Bergin (Rosscrea, Ireland), a missionary, who joined the force in Egypt and of whom a soldier said at Pozieres, “If ever an angel walked among men, it was he.”’ (Bean Vol IV p932n).

Born St Kieran, near Roscrea, Ireland / Roscrea, Tipperary, Ireland

School teacher, of Holy Family College, Fagala, Cairo, Egypt

Letter/list dated 16 November 1921.

Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

Born 18 August 1879. At time of enlistment he was Professor of Fazalla, Cairo, Egypt. Enlisted in Egypt, 13 May 1915. Attached as a Chaplain to the 5th Light Horse, 12 July 1915; to the 51st Battalion, 26 March 1916. Awarded the Military Cross. Mortally wounded, 12 October 1917.

Fate Killed in Action 12 October 1917

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll) Nominal Roll fate in error: True fate is 'died of wounds'.

Place of death or wounding Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium

Date of death 12 October 1917

Age at death 38

Place of burial Reninghelst Churchyard Extension (Grave No. 1), Belgium

Panel number, Roll of Honour,

Australian War Memorial 185

Medals

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219

Date: 20 December 1917

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57

Date: 18 April 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength of 5th Light Horse Regiment, Anzac Cove, 12 May 1915; appointed as Chaplain, 4th Class, Gallipoli, 15 May 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 16 June 1915 (influenza and diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 23 June 1915.

Admitted to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 5 September 1915 (sick); transferred to England, 23 September 1915; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, England, 5 October 1915 (enteric).

Disembarked Lemnos, 24 December 1915; posted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, as Senior Chaplain, 27 January 1916; taken on strength of 51st Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916; to be Chaplain, 2nd class, 18 May 1917.

Wounded in action and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 12 October 1917 (shrapnel wound to shoulder).

Died of wounds, France, 12 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

NOK listed on Attestation papers as : Brother; John Bergin, of Fancroft, Roscrea, Ireland.

Awarded Military Cross posthumously.

Admitted 3rd Australian Field Hospital, Shrapnel wound to shoulder, 12 Oct 1917; died same day. (see dossier p38/51).

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Bryn

LEWIS, Chaplain I.M.. Royal Navy. Died when H.M.S. Goliath was sunk by a Turkish Torpedo Boat 13th May 1915. No known grave. Chatham Memorial 1915.

ROCHE, Chaplain to the Forces (4th Class) Reverend Francis Cavendish. Reverend Francis Cavendish. Parents: George Major Roche and Jane. WG. Egypt 6. Born at Dublin. Served in the S.A. War (Tpr., Irish Horse). Died of enteric 14th November 1915 aged 33 years. Chatby War Memorial cemetery, Egypt.

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Audax

WAND, JOHN WILLIAM CHARLES (1885-1977), Anglican archbishop, was born on 25 January 1885 at Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, son of Arthur James Henry Wand, butcher, and his wife Elizabeth Ann Ovelin, née Turner. Although his father was a staunch Calvinist, his mother fostered John in the Church of England. Educated at the King's School, Grantham, and at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, where he took first-class honours in theology (B.A., 1907; M.A., 1911), he prepared for ordination at Bishop Jacob Hostel, Newcastle upon Tyne, and was made deacon in 1908 and ordained priest in 1909. He served curacies at Benwell and Lancaster, and on 11 October 1911 married Amy Agnes Wiggins (d.1966) at St Leonard's parish church, Watlington, Oxfordshire.

Appointed vicar-choral of Sarum in 1914, on the outbreak of war Wand enlisted as chaplain and reached Gallipoli in July 1915. He was padre to the 2nd Australian Hospital and, after being invalided home with paratyphoid fever, served in France.

Demobilized in March 1919, he was made perpetual curate of St Mark's, Salisbury, where St Clair Donaldson was bishop. In 1925 Wand became fellow and dean of Oriel College, Oxford, and university lecturer in church history. Eight years later Bishop Francis Batty procured his nomination to the see of Brisbane. Wand was consecrated in St Paul's Cathedral, London, on 1 May 1934 and enthroned in St John's, Brisbane, on 5 September.

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liverpool annie

Rev. Henare Wepiha Te Wainohu. Chaplain, Maori Battalion.

Served on Gallipoli and in France. Died in New Zealand, 1924.

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liverpool annie

Dexter, Walter Ernest (1873 - 1950)

DEXTER, WALTER ERNEST (1873-1950), master mariner, Anglican minister and military chaplain, was born on 31 August 1873 at Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, youngest son of Thomas Dexter, shipwright, and his wife Martha, née Grundy. Educated at St Catherine's School, Higher Tranmere, he was indentured at 14 for five years at wages of 'nothing plus twelve shillings for washing' on the barque Buckingham. At the end of his first voyage he ran away in Calcutta, stowed away to New York where he worked in a biscuit factory and as a lift attendant, and returned to the sea in 1890 aboard the Pythomene of which his eldest brother was master

continued here .......

http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080320b.htm

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liverpool annie

Among the chaplains who did noted service at Gallipoli, the Rev. A. G. Parham, precentor of Christ Church, Oxford, received a Military Cross for heroism. He was attached to a brigade that was in the attack at Suvla Bay on August 21st. The shrubs on the Anafarta Plain caught fire. Helped by his servant, he carried a number of the wounded men to safety. On the following day he obtained a number of volunteers as stretcher-bearers and carried out the wounded from Chocolate Hill. After the battle he remained with the brigade in the trenches for ten weeks under shell fire.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Groom_Parham#cite_ref-4

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Audax
4th Worcesters diary, Sunday 4th July 1915

" The padre paid his usual visit and we were pleased to see him. I must say he is a good chaplain and often finds his way into the firing line trenches. (Mr. Kumlosy is his name). "

Thanks Geoff.

He is Reverend Frederick Farence Komlosy, Curate of Newton Le Willows. His Medal Index Card shows he entered the Dardanelles Theatre May 1915. He was mentioned in despatches 13.7.1916.

A

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Audax

Fr William Murphy CBE, chaplain at the Curragh Camp, joined 5/8/1914 and served in Gallipoli, Macedonia and England until 26/2/1917, when he returned to Ireland as Senior RC Chaplain, Irish Command.

Cross and the Sword states he served with the 10th (Irish) Division.

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