Chaplain, Deceased Person
1876 – 1957
Who was Alfred Jarvis?
He was born in Bournemouth in 1876 and began work as an apprentice in a furniture shop. He studied at Handsworth Theological College and was a Methodist Minister from 1901 to 1908 when he was ordained into the Church of England. He was initially a Curate at All Saints, South Lambeth.
From 1909 he served the Royal Army Chaplains Department at Woolwich, Jamaica, Portsmouth and Lichfield before gallant service in World War I where he was Mentioned in Despatches three times and awarded the Military Cross. After the war he was Assistant Chaplain-General, Northern Command from 1920 to 1925 and Chaplain-General to the Forces until 1931; and also Chaplain of the Tower of London from 1927. He was Provost and Vicar of Sheffield from 1931 to 1948; and also Archdeacon of Sheffield for two spells and Rural Dean for one.
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