Robert Hanson

Chaplain, Deceased Person

1866 – 1947

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Who was Robert Hanson?

The Venerable Robert Edward Vernon Hanson OBE, MA, was an eminent Anglican Chaplain in the first half of the 20th century.

He was born on 29 March 1866 and educated at King's College London and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1895 and after a curacy at St John’s, Richmond was a Chaplain to the British Armed Forces and instructor from 1901 until 1918. He served in the South African War and in Aldershot, Egypt, Dublin, Deepcut, Malta and the Great War where he was mentioned in despatches. He joined the fledgling RAF Chaplaincy Service as Assistant Chief Chaplain and became its Archdeacon in 1926. An Honorary Chaplain to the King he retired in 1930 and died on 7 February 1947.

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Mar 29, 1866
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1947

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on July 23, 2013

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