Reverend Thomas Heywood Masters, CBE (9 April 1865 – 1 September 1939) was an Anglican priest.
Masters was born in 1865, and educated at Withington High School, at Inverness College, in Hanover and at Christ's College, Cambridge. Ordained in 1889, his first posts were curacies at St Peter’s, Caverswall and St Mark’s, Lakenham. He then held incumbencies at All Saints, North Scarle and from 1901 at All Saints, East Meon.
During the Great War he was a Red Cross Ambulance driver then a Chaplain to the 4th Army: he was twice Mentioned in Despatches. When peace returned he became Vicar of St Peter’s, Petersfield. After this he was Rural Dean of Portsmouth then Provost of Portsmouth Cathedral, also becoming an Honorary Chaplain to the King.
Masters died on 1 September 1939 and there is a memorial to him at East Meon.
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