Brian Burrowes

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Arnold Brian Burrowes OBE (5 October 1896 – 15 November 1963) was an eminent bishop[1] in the mid part of the Twentieth century.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 5 October 1896 and educated at Wellington and Corpus Christi College, Oxford.[2]

Career[edit]

Military service[edit]

Burrows saw active service during World War I. On 5 August 1916, he was commissioned into the Royal Irish Fusiliers as a second lieutenant (on probation).[3] On 19 April 1917, he was promoted to temporary lieutenant while attached to an officer cadet battalion.[4] He was promoted to lieutenant on 5 February 1918.[5] He was promoted to acting captain on 18 October 1918 and was seconded from his regiment as an Assistant Area Anti-Gas Officer.[6]

On 29 July 1942, he was appointed a temporary military chaplain in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve with seniority from 29 July 1941.[7] In the 1946 King's Birthday Honours, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of his service during World War II as a Navy chaplain.[8]

Religious life[edit]

He was Fellow, Lecturer, Dean and Chaplain of Pembroke College, Oxford until 1937. He then served as Principal of Salisbury Theological College. After serving during as a military chaplain in during World War II, he was appointed Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane in 1950.

Retiring five years later, he died on 15 November 1963.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007; ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ "No. 29703". The London Gazette. 11 August 1916. p. 7920. 
  4. ^ "No. 30155". The London Gazette (Supplement). 26 June 1917. p. 6387. 
  5. ^ "No. 30553". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 March 1918. pp. 2704–2709. 
  6. ^ "No. 30988". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 November 1918. p. 12946. 
  7. ^ "No. 35403". The London Gazette. 2 January 1942. p. 87. 
  8. ^ "No. 37598". The London Gazette (Supplement). 4 June 1946. pp. 2764–2765. 
  9. ^ The Times, Thursday, 28 Jul 1938; pg. 16; Issue 48058; col C Obituary The Bishop Of St. Andrews
Religious titles
Preceded by
Lumsden Barkway
Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane
1950 – 1955
Succeeded by
John Howe