He was born into an ecclesiastical family  in 1866 and educated at Westminster and Clare College, Cambridge. Ordained in 1890, he began his career with a curacy at Bath Abbey. Following this he was Vicar of Emanuel Church, West Hampstead  then Rector of Kersal. After this he was Rector of Holy Trinity, Marylebone, then Rural Dean of Paddington. A Prebendary then Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral, he was Archdeacon of London from 1930 to 1947.
He died on 20 January 1949.
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|Church of England titles|
Ernest Edward Holmes
|Archdeacon of London
1930 – 1947
Oswin Harvard Gibbs-Smith