Page 9, 3rd November 1939

3rd November 1939
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Page 9, 3rd November 1939 — OBITUARY

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The Rev. Joseph Warren


The funeral of the Rev. Joseph Warren, rector of St. Thomas of Canterbury, Fulham, who died suddenly on Friday last, took place III Tuesday.

Requiem Mass was sung by the Rev. William Heffernan. The Hewn V. B. Nagel, of Brentwood, and Stanley Harrison, of Fulham, were Deacon and SubDeacon. The Mass was sung in the sresence of the Bishop of Leon's, who sepresented the Cardinal.

Altogether fifty-four priests were pretent, including the two Vicars-General of Westminster. The interment took place at Kensal Green. The Rev. V. B. Nagel officiated at the graveside.

A priest friend writes: "Fr. Warren's tragic death at the early age of 48 came as a profound shock to his friends.

"He commenced his studies for the priesthood at St. Edmund's in 1905. After his ordination in 1916 he went to Cambridge, and after taking his degree joined the Army as a chaplain in the early part of 1918.

" After the war he returned to St. F.dmund's as professor of chemistry and physics and had a share in the creation of the fine laboratory which the college possesses.

"In 1923 he returned to parochial work at Commercial Road, Islington, and Malden Lane. After the death of Fr. Daniel Roche he succeeded to the headmastership of the secondary school later known as Gunnersbury Catholic Grammar School, which was then in its infancy and situated in a large private house at 13rentford.

" Only those who were privileged to share in his work know the immense enthusiasm with which he undertook the task of making what was a small private school into a recognised secondary school.

" The work was hard, the difficulties many. He was parish priest of a busy parish in addition to his work as headmaster. But no difficulties could stifle his enthusiasm, and certainly nothing could damp that enormous vitality which was in a sense his special characteristic.

" His physique was magnificent and he needed it all. In 1931 the school was transferred to Gunnersbury and his task commenced of making it a recognised secondary school.

" Before he left Gunnersbury in 1936 the work was well under way, and the school was well known to the Middlesex Education authorities and the path smoothed to its eventual recognition.

" He left Gunnersbury to go to Fulham but all who know him also knew that his heart cemained at Gunncrsbury, and the work there for which he had done so much. May he rest in peace."

The Rev. A. Bryce


We regret to announce the sudden death of the Rev. Anthony Bryce, parish priest of St. Mary's Church, Fleetwood, who on Saturday last was found dead in bed. Though he had said Mass the day previous he had not been well of late.

Before going to Fleetwood Fr. Bryce was at Dalton-in-Furness. During the war he was an Army chaplain. A native of Tyneside, he was educated at Newcastle Grammar School, after which he entered Ushaw College, Durham.

Later he became a priest at Blackhill, Durham, and on the outbreak of war he joined up as a chaplain. On his return he was curate at Seaham Harbour, and afterwards at Carlisle, and at St. Augustine's, Preston.

In 1929 he was appointed to the church of Our Lady of the Rosary at Daltonin-Furness, his first rectorship. While he was there important additions to the church and school were carried out.

Since he came to Fleetwood, Fr. Bryce has served on the local Education Committee and the Hospital Committee, and this year was appointed chairman of the Fylde House of Help, Fleetwood branch.

Fr. C. Williams, O.S.B.


We regret to announce the death on October 20 at Ampleforth Abbey of Dorn Christopher Williams, 0.S.B., at the comparatively early age o146.

Fr. Williams was born on November 7, 1893, at Caerleon, Monmouthshire, and was educated at Amrleforth. Upon leaving the college in 1913 he was admitted as novice to the Monastery. He was ordained priest la May, 1923, after graduating at lx:ord in Scicnce.

He taught in the College for some te.. years, sharing for three years with his brother, Fr. Ilityd '"villiarns, the supervision of the Junior School.

From 1932 until 1935 he served in the Benedictine parishes or St. Michael's, Workington, and St. Mary's, Warrinaton.

At Easter, 1935, he was overtake/ by ill-health, and was ir valided from that date until the time of his death.

Duke Albert of Wurtemberg

The death has taken place at Stuttgart of Duke Albert of Wurtemberg. He was 73.

Son of Duke Philip of Wurtemberg, who died in 1917, and of Marie Therese. Archduchess of Austria, who died in 1927, he was the head of the Catholic line of the House of Wurtemberg, and during the late war he commanded the German 4th Army at the battle of the Marne.

Later he was Commander-in-Chief in Flanders.

Canon H. Casserly

FOR SIXTEEN YEARS RECTOR AT ST. JOHN'S WOOD We regret to announce the death on Tuesday last of Canon Henry Casserly, at the age of 72.

Canon Casserly, who was educated at St. Wilfrid's, Oakmore, St. Charles's College, Bayswater, and Hammersmith Seminary, was ordained priest in 1892 at the church of the Holy Rosary, Marylebone.

He served at Our Lady of Willesden from 1903 until 1920, when he became recto s r oftt the John's Wood.

Lady, Llsson Grove, For the next sixteen years Fr. Casserly devoted his zealous labours to this important parish and in recognition of his great work for the parish was made a Canon of Westminster in 1932.

In 1936 increasing age and infirmity forced him to resign, and for the last three years he has lived in retirement at Deal and Herne Bay.

Mrs M. Buxton Webber

PROMINENT TAUNTON CATHOLIC The funeral took place on Friday, October 27th, at Tatworth, Chard, Somerset, of Mrs May Victoria Buxton Webber, wife of Mr A. J. Webber, and a former prominent Taunton Catholic, who was joint hon. secretary of the Taunton Belgian Refugees Committee during the Great War.

Mrs Webber, who died on October 23, in her 70th year, at her home, " The Firs," South Chard, was a descendant of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, the friend of Wilberforce, of anti-slavery fame. She was educated for the scholastic profession, and was the headmistress successively of Church of England infant schools at Wellington and Taunton before her reception into the Catholic Church.

For her services to the Belgian refugees she was awarded the Medaille de la Reine Elizabeth.

Mr P. C. Kelly

Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Mr P. C. Kelly, a former member of the Liverpool City Council, was celebrated in the Church of St. Anne, Rock Ferry, this morning, Friday.

Mr Kelly died on Sunday last at his residence in Rock Ferry, aged 75. Son of the late Dr. P. Charles Kelly, he was educated at St. Francis Xavier's College, Liverpool. At the time of his retirement from business, some years ago, he was one of the oldest practicing solicitors on Merseyside.

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