John Jagoe

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The Right Reverend John Arthur Jagoe, CB, CBE, MA, DD (2 January 1889 - 16 October 1962) was Chaplain-in-Chief of the Royal Air Force and the second Bishop of Bermuda.

Early life[edit]

Born on 2 January 1889, Jagoe educated at Trinity College, Dublin.[1]

Career[edit]

Jagoe was ordained in 1912.[2]

He was a Chaplain to the Forces 4th Class (captain) in World War I and until he transferred to the Royal Air Force.[3] On 30 October 1923, he was commissioned into the Royal Air Force Chaplains Branch and granted the relative rank of squadron leader.[4] He was granted a permanent commission on 6 July 1927.[5] He was granted the relative rank of group captain on 6 March 1938.[6]

He was appointed Assistant Chaplain-in-Chief in 1939.[1] On 10 April 1944, he was granted the relative rank of air commodore and was appointed Chaplain-in-Chief.[7] He was granted the relative rank of air vice-marshal on 1 July 1946.[8] He was succeeded in the appointment of Chaplain-in-Chief by Leslie Wright on 31 March 1949.[9] He retired from the Royal Air Force on 26 May 1949.[10]

He was elevated to the Episcopate as Bishop of Bermuda following his retirement from the Royal Air Force. He held the post to 1955 when he resigned. From 1956 to his death, he was Rector of Schull, County Cork, Ireland.[1]

He died on 16 October 1962.[11]

Personal life[edit]

In 1919, Jagoe married Janet Flewett, the daughter of William Flewett the 8th Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. They had no children.[1]

Honours and decorations[edit]

Jagoe was appointed Honorary Chaplain to the King on 30 January 1943.[12] He vacated the appointment on 26 May 1949.[13]

In the 1946 King's Birthday Honours, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).[14] In the 1949 New Year Honours, he was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB).[15]

On 18 November 1947, he was awarded the Czechoslovak Republic's Medal of Merit (1st Class) "in recognition of valuable services rendered in connection with the war".[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Who Was Who. London: A & C Black. 2007. 
  2. ^ ”The Clergy List” London, Kelly’s, 1913
  3. ^ "No. 32877". The London Gazette. 6 November 1923. p. 7552. 
  4. ^ "No. 32878". The London Gazette. 9 November 1923. p. 7663. 
  5. ^ "No. 33291". The London Gazette. 5 July 1927. p. 4328. 
  6. ^ "No. 34505". The London Gazette. 26 April 1938. p. 2713. 
  7. ^ "No. 36462". The London Gazette (Supplement). 7 April 1944. p. 1665. 
  8. ^ "No. 37676". The London Gazette. 2 August 1946. p. 3986. 
  9. ^ "No. 38573". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 March 1949. p. 1590. 
  10. ^ "No. 38622". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 May 1949. p. 2674. 
  11. ^ The Times, Wednesday, 17 Oct 1962; pg. 19; Issue 55524; col B Rt. Rev. Dr. J. A. Jagoe
  12. ^ "No. 35904". The London Gazette (Supplement). 12 February 1943. p. 815. 
  13. ^ "No. 38617". The London Gazette (Supplement). 24 May 1949. p. 2543. 
  14. ^ "No. 37598". The London Gazette (Supplement). 4 June 1946. pp. 2779–2780. 
  15. ^ "No. 38493". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1948. p. 3. 
  16. ^ "No. 38125". The London Gazette (Supplement). 14 November 1947. p. 5423. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Maurice Edwards
Chaplain-in-Chief of the RAF
1944–1949
Succeeded by
Leslie Wright
Preceded by
Arthur Heber Browne
Bishop of Bermuda
1949 –1956
Succeeded by
Anthony Williams