Southwell Chaplains

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Reference WMO265430

Address:

Southwell Minster

Church St.

Southwell, Notts

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Trophy/Relic
Materials:
  • Metal Silver
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A Silver communion wafer box 18 cms in length with two-part lid dedicated and inscribed with the names of the three Army Chaplains, Gareth Banting, Harry Smith and Archibald Pryor, who lost their lives in WW2.
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The inscription reads Cathedral Church of St Mary of Southwell. A gift from Chaplains in thankful remembrance of those who did not return from the War 1939-1945. Along with the names and dates of death of the three Chaplains

Gareth Bernard Banting was the son of Revd Edgar Banting and Charlotte Emily Banting of Plumtree Rectory.  He took holy orders after graduating from Cambridge and became the much-liked Chaplain of No. 2 Commando serving in all their campaigns of 1943-1944. He died of wounds on October 10th 1944 and is buried at Sarande, Albania. Killed by a mine while burying German war dead.... Harry Smith killed in action in Normandy. Educated at King’ s College, London and ordained in 1934, he went as Assistant Curate to Ilkeston, Derbyshire in 1934, and in 1936 to Newbold, in the north of the diocese. After a short time near Nottingham he joined the Forces in 1919. He served in France, being evacuated from Dunkirk, then in Tunisia, Italy and finally in Normandy where he was killed on 15 August 1944. He was the son of Leonard and Cicely Smith of Littleover, Derby and is buried in the Brouay War Cemetery, located between Caen and Bayeux, Normandy. Killed by a mine while recovering the bodies of two officers... Archibald Selwyn Pryor, Rector of Upper Broughton, Notts and Chaplain, Royal Army Chaplains' Department. The son of and Margaret and the late Selwyn Pryor and the husband of Elizabeth Gulielma Pryor of Purley, Berkshire. He died on active service on 3 August 1944. He was 41 and is buried in St. Charles De Percy War Cemetery , the southernmost of the Normandy cemeteries. Mrs Pryor and their six children were given notice to quit in the Rectory in November of that year. In 1949, a fourth bell (treble) was made and hung in St Lukes, Broughton Sulney to commemorate him.

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