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Wells, George Anderson

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Title Principal Chaplain (P) The Right Reverend
Official Number O-77007
 
Birth 00/00/1877 Death 10/04/1965
Place Salmon Cove (Conception Bay) Place Toronto
Area Area ON
Country Newfoundland Country Canada
 
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Honours CMG. VRD.
Awards
Qualifications MA. DD.
 
Biography
He grew up a fisherman, the same as his father and grandfather. Before entering the ministry, Wells had worked on several Maritime schooners and seen much as a Boer War cavalry soldier. He came to Minnedosa MB in 1910. He was ordained as an Anglican Priest. He was the Rector of St. Luke's Anglican Church, Victoria BC 1920-21. Wells helped servicemen adjust to civilian life and established bursaries for their children to attend university, served as principal and professor of St. John's College and School of Winnipeg and as a bishop of the Kamloops region of British Columbia. He was the second Bishop of the Cariboo, 1934-1941. He was appointed as the Anglican Bishop of Toronto.
 
Military Service
A highly skilled horseman, Wells served with the Dragoons during his time in Minnedosa MB. (He had First World War service.) Wells entered the Second World War as Principal Chaplain (P) of the Canadian Forces. But as army regulations required him to retire at age 60 in 1943, he became the Royal Canadian Navy's Chaplain of the Fleet and served until the end of the war. He was appointed as a Chaplain of the Fleet (C of E) (Temp.) RCN (With seniority dated 15/06/1944). (He was released 1945.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); http://www.stlukesvictoria.ca/wardens.htm
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2011-02-15

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