Page 7, 13th June 1941

13th June 1941
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Page 7, 13th June 1941 — Obituary

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The Rev. J. Caulfield

PINNER'S I-AMOUS " DONKEY DERBY " PRIEST We deeply regret to announce the death of the Rev. John Caulfield, parish priest of St. Luke's, Pinner, Middlesex, which occurred on Tuesday at Cork. The funeral Look place yesterday.

A popular priest, particularly among actors and sports-people, he will ever be remembered as the " Jockeys' Priest." A friend of Steve Donoghue, he held each year his now famous Pinner Donkey Derby in aid of church funds. Steve established it in 1925 to celebrate his sixth Derby win on Manna.

Born on July 19, 1878, Er. Caulfield was ordained in 1902 at Waterford Cathedral, and served in the Westminster diocese at Somers Town, Parsons Green, East Ham, Poplar, Willesden, Ongar and finally at Pinner, to which charge he was appointed in 1914. His last Donkey Derby was held on July 7, 1939.

He will be equally well remembered for his successful efforts in establishing the national shrine to St. Philomena which now graces his church at Pinner. A great devotion to the Saint was a characteristic of the late priest, who ever attributed many blessings and favours to her intercession. Fr. Caulfield had been in poor health for some months.

Rev. L. Fitzmaurice


Canon Monk represented the ArchbishopBishop of Southwark at the funeral at Orpington, on Wednesday, of the Rev. Louis Fitzmaurice, a priest of the diocese of Elphin, who had been working in Southwark, and who died at St. Anthony's Hospital, after an illness of some weeks, on June 9.

Born in 1909, Fr, Fitzmaurice was educated at Maynooth and ordained in 1934, when he took up duties as assistant at St. Joseph's, Brighton, proceeding in the following year to Northfleet and in 1937 to Orpington, where he had been attached to the parish of Holy Innocents.

Mr. H. G. Oxley

PROMINENT LEICESTER CATENIAN Leicester Catholics have learnt with regret of the death of Mr. Harold Gordon Oxley, which occurred on June 6. He was 49.

Always to the front in any Catholic movement in the district, without ostentation, he was an active member of the Leicester Circle of the Catenian Association, Past President, Provincial Councillor, and up to the time of his illness, Secretary. He leaves a widow but no children.

Requiem Mass for the repose of his soul was celebrated at Holy Cross, Leicester, on Tuesday.

Mrs. G. E. L. Griffith

WAS IN LOST SCILLY ISLANDS PLANE Mrs. Georgina E. L. Griffith, a former parishioner of Deptford and of Greenwich (Our Lady Star of the Sea), was a passenger on board the aeroplane which was lost last week on its flight from the Scilly Islands to Penzance. It will be recalled that with her were her elder daughter, Mrs. Sheelagh Leggitt, private secretary to Sir Walter Monckton, Director-General of the Ministry of Information, as also Mrs. Leggitt's husband and two step-daughters, all of whom lost their lives.

Mrs. Griffith was born at Clones, Co. Monaghan, and was a convert to the Faith, and a member of the Gaelic League. She went to reside at St. Ives in Cornwall last autumn.

Mr. A. H. Atteridge


Deep regret is felt at the death, which occurred on Tuesday, June 10, at !Acworth, of Mr. Andrew Hilliard Atteridge, the wellknown author, contributor to C.T.S. publications, and outdoor lecturer. The Requiem and funeral will take place to-morrow, Saturday.,

War Correspondent of the Daily Chronicle in the Sudan campaign of 1896, he was also special correspondent at manoeuvres of various foreign armies, and was an officer in the London Irish Rifles from 1893 to 1905. Some of the important military works written by him included Towards Khartoum, Wars of the Nineties, Napoleon's Brothers, Joachim Murat, and Marshal Foch. He was connected with the late Edward Eyre's great work, European Civilisation: Its Origin and Development, which ran to seven volumes, and was published by the Oxford University Press in 1934-9.

Mr. John P. Boland, secretary of the Catholic Truth Society, in an interview with the CA l'HOLIC HERALD, said he remembered Mr. Atteridge as a keen, practical Catholic. " Many years ago, we walked side by side in a Catholic out-of-door procession in London," he said. " He wai that type of Catholic." During the last war he was associated with the late Lord Tweedsmuir (John Buchan) on works of military importance and another great interest of his was the League of Nations. He presented a collection of most interesting documents connected with the League to the Catholic Truth Society. He is a great loss to us. 1-Es sister, Miss Helen Atteridge, also wrote a number of pamphlets for us."

Mr. Ernest Olitmeadow recalls, too, an interview with Cardinal Bourne in which some question of the English Martyrs was raised. " I should like to hear what Attridge has to say about that ," remarked the Curdinal to Mr. Oldmeadow. The Cardinal placed muchr eliance on Atteridge's knowledge and opinion of 1-Aizahethean England, the English Martyrs, and the AngloCatholic movement.

Mr. J. F. Makepeace


The death has occurred at his home in Corbett Avenue, Droitsvich, of Mr. John Foster Makepeace. He was 87 years of age, and was a Baptist minister before his conversion. A keen student of the classics, and an authority on Dante, he was received into the Church by Mgr. McCabe at Whitby. Mr. Makepeace was the author of a number of books, including The History of the Catholic Church In Droitwich. Handbook of the Church of the Sacred Heart and St. Catherine, Droitwich, and The Life of Blessed Michael Garicoits. He had been twice married and is survived by his second wife.

The funeral took place at the church of the Sacred Heart and St. Catherine, Droitwich. The rector, Dr. W. E. A. Lyth, officiated, assisted by the Revs. D. Quinn, P. llsley, T. Cahill and J. barley.

Agnes E. Foley


We regret to announce that Agnes Esthet Foley died at Wolding, Yew Lane, East Grinstead, on May 27, at the age of 73. She was a munificent benefactress for many years of Catholic charities, particularly in the diocese of Southwark. She was awarded the cross " Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice " by Pope Pius XI.

The funeral, which took place at the church of the English Martyrs, Streatham, Ott May 30, was attended by the Apostolic Delegate, Archbishop Godfrey, by Bishop Myers, representing Cardinal Hinsley, and by the Bishop of Pella. The following clergy were also present: Canon Rochford, Frs. Mason, Gilead, Parnell, Healy, Donnelly, Ryan, Deydier, A.A., O'Neill, A.A., Sullivan, Butler, Tritschler, Quinlan, Koch,

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nt were Mrs. Baron (sister), Lieut. P. J. Foley (nephew), Mr. F.. J. Perry, Mr. Richard Butler, Miss Jardine, Miss Butler (also representing Mrs. Elizabeth Butler), and servants from " Wolding," East Grinstead.

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