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Right Reverend Taylor Smith : March 2014
Right Reverend Taylor Smith : March 2014
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A plaque commemorates the Right Reverend John Taylor Smith, Anglican Bishop of Sierra Leone.

The Right Reverend John Taylor Smith, KCB, CVO, DD (1860–28 March 1938) was the Anglican Bishop of Sierra Leone at the end of the 19th century and Chaplain General to the Forces 1901-1925.

Taylor-Smith ordained in 1886.  He was Curate of St Paul’s, Penge and then Sub-Dean of St George’s Cathedral, Freetown before his elevation to the Episcopate in 1897. He was Honorary Chaplain to Queen Victoria from 1896 to 1901.

On 1 November 1901 he was appointed Chaplain-General to the Forces, serving until 1925. His tenure included the First World War, and he oversaw the expansion of the chaplaincy service from around 120 chaplains in 1914 to almost 3,500 in 1918. He was appointed a Companion of the Royal Victorian Order in 1906, a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1921 and created a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1925. A Sub-Prelate of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, he died on 28 March 1938.

Location

Address:George & Bathurst Streets, St Andrews Cathedral , Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.874017
Long: 151.20657
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion
Link: http://adb.anu.edu.au/

Dedication

Front Inscription

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE 
                        OF 
   THE RIGHT REVEREND 
   BISHOP TAYLOR SMITH 
            K.C.B., C.V.O., D.D.
CHAPLAIN to H.M. QUEEN VICTORIA 
                1896 - 1897
BISHOP OF SIERRA LEONE 
                   1897 - 1901
CHAPLAIN GENERAL TO H.M. FORCES 
              1901 - 1925
HE DIED AT SEA MARCH 28, 1938


This Tablet Is Raised By His Many Friends
In Australia - A Land He Loved
And Which He Visited Many Times

            His Life Prayer Was 

" O LORD UPHOLD ME THAT I MAY UPLIFT THEE."
 

Source: MA, ADB
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