Fortesque Ash

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Fortescue Leo Ash was the fourth Anglican Bishop of Rockhampton in Australia from 1928 until 1946.[1]

Ash was born in Springfield, New South Wales[disambiguation needed] on 26 August 1882,[2] educated at St. Paul's College, Sydney and ordained in 1910. His first post was as a curate at St Anne's Strathfield, New South Wales after which he was rector of Ravenswood, Queensland before wartime service as a chaplain with the Australian Imperial Force (AIF).[3] He was then appointed rector of Mackay, Queensland where he remained until his ordination to the episcopate. He died on 22 April 1956.


  1. ^ The Times, 3 November 1927; pg. 17; Issue 44729; col D Ecclesiastical News- New Bishop of Rockhampton
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ ANZAC website
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Philip Charles Thurlow Crick
Bishop of Rockhampton
1928 – 1946
Succeeded by
James Alan George Housden