Thomas Wood (bishop of Bedford)

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The Rt Rev Claude Thomas Thelluson Wood MC (27 February 1885 – 17 January 1961) was an eminent Bishop in the mid part of the twentieth century.

Military Cross third-level military decoration of the British Armed Forces, Commonwealth officers

The Military Cross (MC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to officers and other ranks of the British Armed Forces, and formerly awarded to officers of other Commonwealth countries.

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He was born on 27 February 1885 and educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. [1] After a curacy at Hatfield he spent ten years in the Army Chaplains' Department to the Territorial Army. He received the Military Cross in 1916 for his service during World War I. [2]

Eton College school in Windsor and Maidenhead, UK

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Trinity College, Cambridge Constituent college of the University of Cambridge in England

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Curate person who is invested with the care or cure (cura) of souls of a parish

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He served as vicar at Croydon and Tring and was then successively Rural Dean of Berkhamsted, Archdeacon of St Albans [3] and then Bishop of Bedford. He died on 17 January 1961.

Croydon town in South London, England

Croydon is a large town in south London, England, 9.4 miles (15.1 km) south of Charing Cross. The principal settlement in the London Borough of Croydon, it is one of the largest commercial districts outside Central London, with an extensive shopping district and night-time economy.

Tring market town and civil parish in the Borough of Dacorum Hertfordshire, England

Tring is a small market town and civil parish in the Borough of Dacorum, Hertfordshire, England. It is situated in a gap passing through the Chiltern Hills, classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 30 miles (48 km) north-west of London, and linked to London by the old Roman road of Akeman Street, by the modern A41, by the Grand Union Canal and by the West Coast Main Line to London Euston. As of 2013 Tring has a population of 11,731.

Berkhamsted Town in Hertfordshire, England

Berkhamsted is a historic market town close to the western boundary of Hertfordshire, England. It is situated in the small Bulbourne valley in the Chiltern Hills, 26 miles (42 km) northwest of London. The town is a civil parish with a town council within the borough of Dacorum, based at the much larger town of Hemel Hempstead. Berkhamsted and the adjoining village of Northchurch are surrounded by countryside, much of it classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Notes

  1. “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN   978-0-19-954087-7
  2. "No. 29608". The London Gazette (Supplement). 2 June 1916. p. 5578.
  3. The Times , Monday, 24 Aug 1942; pg. 6; Issue 49322; col B "Ecclesiastical News: New Archdeacon Of St. Albans"
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Interregnum
Bishop of Bedford
1948 1953
Succeeded by
Angus Campbell MacInnes


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