Robert McKew

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Right Rev. Robert McKew CBE (16 February 1872[1] – 11 October 1944) was an Irish Anglican priest in the 20th century.

McKew was born on Valentia Island, County Kerry. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin[2] and ordained in 1902.[3] He became a Royal Navy Chaplain [4] and served on (amongst others) HMS Hyacinth, HMS Venerable,[5] HMS Cornwall and HMS Collingwood. He became Chaplain of the Fleet in 1924 [6] and held the post for five years. He was then Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight until his retirement in 1936. An Honorary Chaplain to the King, he died on the Isle of Wight in 1944.[7]

He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1919 Birthday Honours.[8]


  1. ^ 1939 England and Wales Register
  2. ^ Who was Who 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  4. ^ London Gazette
  5. ^ Navy List 1908
  6. ^ The Times, Wednesday, 14 Nov 1923; pg. 23; Issue 43498; col G New Chaplain to the Fleet
  7. ^ Obituary The Times Saturday, 14 Oct 1944; pg. 6; Issue 49975; col E
  8. ^ "No. 13459". The Edinburgh Gazette. 5 June 1919. p. 2066. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles William Chamberlayne Ingles
Chaplain of the Fleet
Succeeded by
Walter Kenrick Knight-Adkin
Preceded by
Lewen Greenwood Tugwell
Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight
February 1929– November 1936
Succeeded by
Christian William Hampton Weekes