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George Eric Firth (1903-1985)

George Eric Firth was born in London. He trained for the Wesleyan ministry at Richmond and after a short spell in home circuits, was appointed to the Burma District. Firth and his wife May were in Mandalay at the time of the Japanese invasion in 1942 and rendered valuable assistance during the evacuation of the city. Firth safely led a party through the jungle on the long trek to India.

After two years as an armed forces chaplain at Barrackpore and Poona, the family returned to England until the end of the war when Firth went back to Burma until 1949 as District Chairman to re-establish the Church. On his return to England he laboured in the circuit ministry until superannuation.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1985

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