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Robert Basil, Rev. Canon Gwydir

Rank: Chaplain
Townland: Abbeycartron
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: St. David's Parish, Swansea, Wales.
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Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Royal Navy
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Date of Death: 30-10-1914
Cause: Lost at sea from H.M.H.S. Rohilla, Whitby, Lancashire
Memorial: Belmont Abbey (St Michael's) Roman Catholic Churchyard, Herefordshire

The Rev. Robert Basil Gwydir, O.S.B. (Benedictine) was born on 20 January 1867 in Longford. His father was Dr Robert C. Gwydir and the family lived in Cartron Abbey, Basttery Road.

He was the first chaplain of any faith to die in the Great War.

Parents Names: Son of Robert Clarke Gwydir and Sarah Anne Jackson, Cartron Abbey, Battery Road, Longford.

Link to CWGC entry; link to Obituary

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