Charles Cary-Elwes – Obituary 1947

Beccles & Bungay Journal

 Aug 23 1947      

DEATH of Mr Charles Cary-Elwes, aged 78, of Staithe House, 44 Northgate.
Born in 1869, third son of Captain Windsor Cary-Elwes, of the Scots Guards. Educated at Stonyhurst, became a Benedictine monk at Fort Augustus, Scotland. In 1897 he married Edythe, second daughter of Sir Roper and Lady Parkington, who survives him. There were 8 children.
The welfare of hospitals was his absorbing interest, and he was vice-chairman of the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in London. He became a Knight of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (the Knights of Malta) For many years he was the Chancellor in England. He was twice Master of the Distillers Company. He came to Beccles two years ago.

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