Robert Hanson (priest)

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The Venerable Robert Edward Vernon Hanson OBE, MA, was an eminent[1] Anglican Chaplain [2] in the first half of the 20th century.

He was born on 29 March 1866[3] and educated at King's College London and Emmanuel College, Cambridge.[4] He was ordained in 1895[5] [6] and after a curacy at St John’s, Richmond [7] was a Chaplain to the British Armed Forces and instructor from 1901 until 1918. [8] He served in the South African War and in Aldershot, Egypt, Dublin, Deepcut, Malta [9] and the Great War where he was mentioned in despatches. He joined the fledgling RAF Chaplaincy Service [10] as Assistant Chief Chaplain[11] and became its Archdeacon (Chaplain-in-Chief) [12] in 1926. An Honorary Chaplain to the King [13] he retired in 1930[14][15] and died on 7 February 1947.[16]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ London Gazette 1 July 1921
  2. ^ army, navy and air force chaplains 1800 to 1960
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ "Hanson, Robert Edwad Vernon (HN885RE)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Friday, February 1, 1895; Issue 17730.
  6. ^ University IntelligenceThe Times Friday, Feb 01, 1895; pg. 7; Issue 34489; col F
  7. ^ Church Details
  8. ^ London Gazette 26 November 1918
  9. ^ Malta Family History
  10. ^ Supplement to the Edinburgh Gazette June 5 1919
  11. ^ London Gazette 13 August 1920
  12. ^ 29 May 1928
  13. ^ Hon. Chaplain To The King The Times Wednesday, May 30, 1928; pg. 17; Issue 44906; col E
  14. ^ 23 December 1930
  15. ^ Flight Global
  16. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48 Oxford, OUP, 1947
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Harry Dan Leigh Viener
Chaplain-in-Chief of the RAF
1926–1930
Succeeded by
Sidney Lampard Clarke