3. Hubert Crawford Dixon-Spain (Reverend)

Hubert Crawford Dixon-Spain
Hubert Crawford Dixon-Spain

dob: 1881

dod: 1932

Married: June, 1915 in St Germans, Cornwall to Mary Preedy.

The Marriage of Hubert and Mary
The Marriage of Hubert and Mary

Died: February 1932, Suffolk

Army Chaplain, WWI, Palestine and Russia

Bert, sketched by Ted Reverse of Ted’s sketch of Bert

Vicar of St. Clements, City Road, London and also of Heckington, Lincolnshire

Entered Roman Catholic Church, joined a seminary, and became a student in Rome

Committed suicide by drowning himself after he returned to the UK??



  1. Dixon-Spain
    Posted August 5, 2009 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Vicar of Lutton, South Lincs??

  2. David Secker
    Posted August 15, 2009 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Curate of All Saints Mission, Pentonville and thereafter Gainsborough, Lincs. Vicar of Lutton Lincs Easter 1915 to possibly 1926. Involved in theological controversy (Catholic doctrine of Transubstantiation). Married May 1917 to Mary Preedy daughter of Canon Preedy, Saltash, Cornwall – she died six months later after short illness. She is buried in Lutton cemetery – a processional cross still in the church commemorates her.

  3. David Secker
    Posted August 15, 2009 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    Correction : Married May 1915.

  4. David Secker
    Posted September 1, 2009 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    All Saints’ Mission was in the parish of St. Clement, City Road. Curate at Heckington – after which there seems to have been a period of some four years when he was probably not in ecclesiastical work. Went to Lutton from Gainsborough in 1915 but he was not a curate of the latter as I had stated.

    Died in the Needham Market area (Suffolk) aged 51 years.

  5. David S
    Posted October 5, 2009 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Crockford’s records he was in pastoral work (? curate) in Paget, Bermuda 1907-1908. Also, Curate of Messingham with East Butterwick, Lincs 1914-1915.

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