Arnold Fitch

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Edward Arnold Fitch, OBE [1] was Archdeacon of Taunton from 1938 [2] to 1950. [3]

The son of the Rev. Edward Fitch, sometime vicar of Burgh-by-Sands [4] he was educated at Denstone College and Edinburgh Theological College. He was ordained deacon in 1905; and Priest in 1906. [5] After a curacy at St James, Leith he became a Chaplain to the Forces in 1910. He served at Woolwich, Curragh, Pretoria, Harrismith, Bloemfontein, The Western Front, Bovington, Aldershot and Gibraltar. In 1936 he became an Honorary Chaplain to the King. He was rector of Angersleigh from 1946 to 1954. He was also a Prebendary of Compton Bishop in Wells Cathedral.

He died on 23 April 1965. [6]

Notes

  1. London Gazette
  2. Ecclesiastical News. The Times (London, England), Thursday, 5 May 1938; pg. 7; Issue 47986
  3. Ecclesiastical News. The Times (London, England), Wednesday, 6 December 1950; pg. 8; Issue 51867
  4. 'FITCH, Ven. Edward Arnold', Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014
  5. Crockford's 1929/30 p439 (London, OUP, 1929
  6. Obituary. The Times (London, England), Monday, 26 April 1965; pg. 12; Issue 56305.


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