Eric Wall

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Memorial to Wall in Ely Cathedral

Eric St Quintin Wall (19 April 1915 – 11 April 2011)[1] was the second Bishop of Huntingdon from 1972[2] to 1980 and from then on an Assistant Bishop within the Diocese of Gloucester. The son of a clergyman — Sydney Herbert Wall[3] —, he was born on 19 April 1915 and educated at Clifton College and Brasenose College, Oxford. Ordained in 1939 he began his ecclesiastical career with a curacy in Boston, Lincolnshire [4] after which he was a World War II chaplain in the RAFVR. When peace returned he held incumbencies at Malmesbury, Cricklade [5] and then finally (before his appointment to the episcopate) at Westbury Park, Bristol.


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  2. ^ The Times, Thursday, 23 Mar 1972; pg. 19; Issue 58434; col E D-Day chaplains are made bishops suffragan
  3. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  5. ^ List of incumbents
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Robert Martineau
Bishop of Huntingdon
Succeeded by
Gordon Roe