Father Byles, a hero of the Titanic from Ongar

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Father Byles, a hero of the Titanic from Ongar

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:13 am

Thomas Roussel Davids Byles was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, in 1870, the eldest of seven children in a Protestant family.

His father Reverend Alfred Holden Byles was a Congregationalist minister who had married Louisa Davids.

After attending Leamington College and Rossall School in Fleetwood, Lancashire, he studied theology in Balliol College, Oxford, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1894.

Byles converted to the Church of England and later to Roman Catholicism, taking the name Thomas.

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