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Offline Tim Bell

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« on: January 15, 2013, 08:27:41 PM »
Hi Robert,

I'm seeking details of John Wilton Williams who served as vicar of St Crispins, Fallowfield from 1919-1924.  The St Crispin's vicar had previously been
the 90th Divisional Padre at the Somme and I'm awaiting confirmation that Rev. Williams is our man.

Seeing an Ex RN Padre delivering a Service two generations later is interesting, particularly when your Reverend has the same name.  Would you mind asking the modern day Rev. if there is a connection with the earlier Pardre?

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 08:31:30 PM »
Mystery Solved Rev Balleine is my man.  St Crispins 1924-30.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 05:42:13 PM »
Robert William or Wilfred Balleine MC.  Son of the Dean of Jersey. Born 1881 and died 29 August 1951.
Padre to the 16th Battalion until July 1917.
His medals are held in the Regimental Museum.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 06:12:26 PM »
Thanks Robert,

We are now completely off-topic due to my red herring.

However:-
The 16th - 18th Battalion (Divisional) Padre was Robert Wilfred Balleine � the son of the Dean of Jersey.  Reverend Balleine had been Archdeacon of Manchester and author on religious educational books.  He was gazetted to the Army Chaplains Department in September 1914.  He was mentioned in despatches on 15th June 1916 � before his Division�s first battle � and subsequently received the Military Cross. Robert�s brother, Cuthbert died as a Captain in the Rifle Brigade in Flanders on 31st July 1915. Robert was subsequently the vicar of St Crispins, Fallowfield between 1924 & 1930.  Appropriately, Fallowfield was a new post war estate allegedly built for the �Heroes of the Great War�. (3)  Rev. Balleine died in Moorfields Eye Hospital in 1951.

Tim
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2013, 03:35:20 PM »
Thanks Robert,

We are now completely off-topic due to my red herring.

However:-
The 16th - 18th Battalion (Divisional) Padre was Robert Wilfred Balleine – the son of the Dean of Jersey.  Reverend Balleine had been Archdeacon of Manchester and author on religious educational books.  He was gazetted to the Army Chaplains Department in September 1914.  He was mentioned in despatches on 15th June 1916 – before his Division’s first battle – and subsequently received the Military Cross. Robert’s brother, Cuthbert died as a Captain in the Rifle Brigade in Flanders on 31st July 1915. Robert was subsequently the vicar of St Crispins, Fallowfield between 1924 & 1930.  Appropriately, Fallowfield was a new post war estate allegedly built for the “Heroes of the Great War”. (3)  Rev. Balleine died in Moorfields Eye Hospital in 1951.

Tim
i think you will find that it was his brother austen,humphrey balleine who was MIDs on 15th june 1916,not robert balleine

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2013, 06:20:17 PM »
Noted Mack,

Cheers

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