Tom Rowland Spray

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Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Tom Rowland Spray' page
Photo:TR Spray with some of his Indian Class outside the Church, India 1918

TR Spray with some of his Indian Class outside the Church, India 1918

Photo:TR Spray in India

TR Spray in India

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Photo:Sprasy and 3 other Methodist Chaplains in Baghdad

Sprasy and 3 other Methodist Chaplains in Baghdad

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Photo:Spray and Evans in India

Spray and Evans in India

WW1 Army Chaplain (1915-19)

By Jill Barber

After leaving Hartley College, where he trained as a Primitive Methodist Minister, Rowland Spray started his ministry in Faringdon in 1913. He moved to Aldershot in 1914 at the outbreak of the First World War. His ministry with the soldiers here led him to become a Chaplain with the Armed Forces, serving in India and Mesopotamia.
Later on, during the Second World War he became an RAF Chaplain.

Sources

These photos have been kindly shared by Paul Harris, from his collection.

This page was added by Jill Barber on 15/04/2014.
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Rev Tom Rowland Spray is commemorated on the IWM Lives of the First World War website https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4213329

By Tim Banks
On 24/10/2016

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