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Henry Rupert Cornish (1885-1957)

Henry Rupert Cornish was born in Gillingham, Kent. He trained for the Wesleyan ministry at Didsbury and was appointed to the West Indies in 1909. In 1916 he returned to Europe and served as a military chaplain for the duration of the war.

In 1919 he went as a missionary to Ceylon, where he served for thirty years in a number of capacities ranging from evangelism to teaching in an industrial school.

Cornish superannuated in 1949 and spent the remaining years of his life in retirement in Wallasey.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1958

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