Page 9, 7th March 1958

7th March 1958
Page 9
Page 9, 7th March 1958 — LT.-COL. TO PRIEST

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Organisations: Singapore Volunteer Corps
Locations: Rome, Oxford


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RR. Reginald Charles Schomberg,

C.1.E., D.S.O., who died recently at the age of 77. was a Lt.-Colonel in the Seaforth Highlanders before he was ordained in Rome in 1952. He joined the regiment in 1901, and was a battalion commander during the 1914-18 war, being severely wounded twice and mentioned in dispatches. He was awarded the D.S.O. and bar.

After the first world war, he commanded the Singapore Volunteer Corps, and for three years was Inspector of Prisons in the Straits Settlements. He held a number of consular offices in India and Persia. and travelled extensively in central Asia. He wrote several books based on his experiences.

After his ordination, he was assistant priest for a time at Ringwood, and later chaplain at the Assisi Home, Grayshott. In 1954. he went to St. Joseph's Convent, Boars Hill, Oxford. as chaplain. and also assisted in the work of the parish. until he retired to his home at Ross-on Wye last December.

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