Herbert Gwyer

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The Rt Rev Herbert Linford Gwyer was the second Bishop of George,[1] and a survivor of the sinking of the Lusitania.[2]

He was educated at Uppingham and Magdalene College, Cambridge.[3] After a period of study at Westcott House, Cambridge he was ordained in 1906 and he began his career with a curacy in Kirkburton after which he was a missionary in Qu'Appelle.[4] A World War I Chaplain to the Forces, he was later Vicar of Christ Church, Staincliffe and St Johns, Wakefield before his elevation to the Episcopate.[5] He died on 18 November 1960.[6]

Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
Henry Bindley Sidwell
Bishop of George
1937– 1951
Succeeded by
John Hunter


  1. ^ Wits historical papers
  2. ^ Ships that sunk
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ "The Clergy List" London, Kelly’s, 1913
  5. ^ George Diocese
  6. ^ The Times, Tuesday, 22 Nov 1960; pg. 15; Issue 54935; col E Obituary Bishop Gwyer