Thomas Wentworth Pym

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Revd Canon Thomas Wentworth Pym
Born 10 August 1885
Died 20 July 1945
Nationality British
Occupation Clergyman and theologian

Revd Canon Thomas Wentworth Pym DSO (1885 1945) was a prominent Church of England clergyman, theologian, and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. [1]

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The son of Rt Revd Walter Ruthven Pym, Bishop of Bombay, Thomas Wentworth Pym was born on 10 August 1885. He was educated at Bedford School, between 1895 and 1904, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was appointed as Chaplain. He served during the First World War, between 1914 and 1918, as Assistant Chaplain-General to the Third Army. He was appointed as Chaplain to King George V in 1922, as a Canon of Southwark Cathedral in 1925, as a Canon of Bristol Cathedral in 1929, and elected as Chaplain and Fellow in Theology at Balliol College, Oxford in 1932. [2]

Walter Ruthven Pym was an English colonial bishop at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.

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The grandfather of BBC journalist Hugh Pym, Revd Canon Thomas Wentworth Pym was invested as a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order in 1917. [3] [4] He died on 20 July 1945, three days after his brother, Leslie Pym MP. [5]

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Hugh Ruthven Pym is a British journalist and author. He is the Health Editor for BBC News.

Leslie Ruthven Pym was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.


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