James Walkey

Chaplain, Deceased Person

1880 – 1960


Who was James Walkey?

The Venerable James Rowland Walkey CBE, MA was a talented amateur sportsman in the first half of the twentieth century who later became an eminent Anglican Chaplain.

He was born into a military family on 10 April 1880 and educated at Plymouth College and Christ's College, Cambridge. During his varsity years he was awarded a Blue for Rugby and after joining the British Army as a Chaplain was its 100 yard champion in 1906. In that year he married Bijou Frances Paske daughter of the Colonel Commandant of the Notts and Derbyshire Regiment with whom he had one son and six daughters. He was mentioned in despatches during the Great War and at its conclusion joined the fledgling Royal Air Force Chaplaincy Service. After serving at Uxbridge he held posts in Iraq and the Middle East before becoming an Honorary Chaplain to the King and eventually its Archdeacon. Later he held incumbencies at Wateringbury, Worting, Angmering, Haversham and Moreton. He retired just a year before his death on 8 January 1960.

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