William Wilson Cash

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The Rt Rev William Wilson Cash DSO OBE DD[1] (12 June 1880 – 18 July 1955) was an Anglican Bishop[2] in the middle part of the 20th century.

Life and career[edit]

Wilson Cash was educated in Sale[3] and became a CMS missionary in 1902. Ordained in 1911[4] he was a Chaplain to the Forces during World War I, and was awarded the DSO in 1916[5] and the OBE in 1919. Afterwards he was General Secretary of the Society[6] until his elevation to the Episcopate as Bishop of Worcester[7] in 1941. An Honorary Chaplain to the King,[8] he died in post.[9]


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ Ecclesiastical News New Bishop Of Worcester Consecrated The Times Monday, 3 Nov 1941; pg. 6; Issue 49073; col E
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ "The Clergy List” London, 1913, Kelly’s
  5. ^ London Gazette
  6. ^ CMS Records
  7. ^ National Archives
  8. ^ Ecclesiastical News Chaplains To The King The Times Saturday, 22 Apr 1939; pg. 15; Issue 48286; col D
  9. ^ Obituary Bishop Of Worcester The Times Tuesday, 19 Jul 1955; pg. 8; Issue 53276; col C
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Arthur Perowne
Bishop of Worcester
Succeeded by
Lewis Charles-Edwards