Arthur Gilbertson

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Arthur Deane Gilbertson, CB OBE[1][2] (31 August 1883 – 30 January 1964)[3] was a Church of England priest and former Royal Navy chaplain. He was Chaplain of the Fleet, Director General of the Naval Chaplaincy Service, Archdeacon for the Royal Navy and an Honorary Chaplain to the Kingfrom 1935 to 1938.

He was educated at Blundell's School; Keble College, Oxford; and Wells Theological College. He was ordained deacon in 1906, and priest in 1907[4] After a curacy at Boston, Lincolnshire he was a Naval Chaplain from 1909 to 1938. After that he was the Resident Chaplain of the Royal Merchant Navy School, Vicar of West Hoathly and finally of Kempsey.[5]


  1. ^ NPG
  2. ^ London Gazette
  3. ^ Obituary. The Times (London, England), Saturday, 1 February 1964; pg. 10; Issue 55924
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1929/30 p496 Oxford, OUP, 1929
  5. ^ 'GILBERTSON, Rev. Canon Arthur Deane', Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2015 ; online edn, Feb 2015 accessed 30 May 2017