Chaplains 1890-1901

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West Australian Army Chaplain Department

This unit was first raised on the 17th April 1890 as the Chaplain Department starting with a strength of 10 Honorary Chaplains led by Chaplain 3rd Class, Dean Of Perth, Very Reverend Frederick Goldsmith. By 1893 the strength was

2x 3rd Class Chaplains

3x 4th Class Chaplains

3x Honorary Chaplains

(8 Total)

In 1895 Lieutenant Colonel, Right Reverend Chaplain 2nd Class took over and in 1897 the strength of the department was

1x 2nd Class Chaplain

5x 3rd Class Chaplains

7x 4th Class Chaplains

3x Honorary Chaplains

(16 Total)

On the 1st July 1903 when all Western Australian units were fully put under federal control the strength of the department was

1x 2nd Class Chaplain

5x 3rd Class Chaplains

11x 4th Class Chaplains

2x Honorary Chaplains

(19 Total)

COMMANDING OFFICERS

Dean of Perth, Very Reverend Frederick Goldsmith (17/4/90-9/4/95)

Lieutenant Colonel, Right Reverend Charles O L Riley (10/4/95-1/7/03)

LIST OF OFFICERS

Chaplain 2nd Class

Lieutenant Colonel, Right Reverend Charles O L Riley (10/4/95-1/7/03)

(Promoted to 2nd Class in 1897, Continued to serve in the Australian army until at least 25/10/19 with the rank of Chaplain General. Served in the Great War and received 3 Orders (CMG, OBE, St John), 1 War Medal, 1 Long Service Medal and 1 Honorary Medal.

Chaplain 3rd Class

Dean Of Perth, Very Reverend Frederick Goldsmith (17/4/90-1/7/03)

(Became a 3rd Class in 1893 and continued to serve in the Australian army until at least after 1917 rising to the rank of 1st Class. He was awarded 1 Long Service Medal.)

Reverend Edward F Brereton (17/4/90-1/7/03)

(Became a Chaplain 3rd class in 1893 continued to serve in the Australian Army until 22/1/10)

Reverend Arthur S Fry (11/10/94-1/7/03)

(Continued to serve in the Australian Army until 1933 having been promoted to Chaplain 1st Class and serving in the Great War. He was awarded 1 War Service Medal and 1 Long Service Medal.)

Reverend John A Jeffreys (11/10/94-1/7/03)

(Continued to serve in the Australian Army until at least 1911.)

Reverend George E Rowe (11/10/94-1/7/03)

(Continued to serve in the Australian Army until at least 1907.)

Chaplain 4th Class

Reverend William B Kelly (17/4/90-1/7/03)

Reverend L Martinelli (17/4/90-1/7/03)

(Became 4th Class in 1893, continued to serve in the Australian Army until 18/6/04)

Reverend Facundo Mateu (18/4/90-1/7/03)

(Became 4th Class in 1893, continued to serve in the Australian Army until 18/6/04)

Archdeacon Daniel G Watkins (17/4/90-1/7/03)

(Became 4th Class in 1893, continued to serve in the Australian Army until at least 1907 with the rank of 3rd Class.)

Reverend William F Marshall (13/6/95-1/7/03)

(Continued to serve in the Australian Army until 19/7/09 during which time he was promoted to 3rd class.)

Chaplain 4th Class cont.

Reverend Alfred C Plane (20/7/95-1/7/03)

(Continued to serve in the Australian Army until at least 1914 by which time he had been promoted to 2nd Class.)

Reverend David J Garland (15/6/96-1/7/03)

(Continued to serve in the Australian Army until at least 1906)

Reverend G.F. Wheatley (22/6/98-1/7/03)

(Continued to serve in the Australian Army until at least 1907)

Reverend Edward S Gordon-Savile (1/9/00-11/10/02)

Archdeacon Frederick J Barton-Parkes (3/4/00-1/7/03)

(Continued to serve in the Australian Army until 17/10/10 as a Chaplain 3rd Class.)

Reverend Edward M Collick (18/2/01-7/4/02)

(Saw service with the 5th WAMI in South Africa as a Captain. Later joined the Australian Army in 1915 to fight in the Great War. In 1921 he was promoted to Chaplain 3rd Class and continued to be in the Army until at least 1926. He was awarded 4 war service medals.)

Honorary Chaplain No Class

Reverend William W Johnson (17/4/90-At Least 1893)

Reverend B.C. Mathews (17/4/90-17/4/94)

Reverend D Shearer (17/4/90-1893)

Reverend J.Y. Simpson (17/4/90-17/1/94)

Reverend Canon G.H. Sweeting (17/4/90-1893)

Reverend W.E. Hellier (5//10/93-At Least 1901)

Reverend Thomas Bird (17/4/94-1/7/03)

(Continued to serve in the Australian Army until at least 1907)

Reverend Henry C George (11/10/94-8/10/97)

Reverend A.H. MacDonald (19/12/94-25/7/99)

Reverend W.A. Potts (11/10/94)

Reverend E Williams (14/3/94)

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