HEYWOOD, Hugh (Very Revd.) (of Southwell)

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Manchester Regiment

6th Battalion

Born c.1893, Died 1987

Hugh Heywood, serving with the Manchester Regiment, was wounded at Gallipoli in May 1915 and was mentioned in despatches.

In 1945 he became Provost of Southwell, retiring in 1969 to become priest in charge at the nearby parish of Upton.  In 1975 he moved to Saffron Walden in Essex, and died at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge in May 1987.

Mr Heywood was born in Manchester and educated at Haileybury College, near Hertford. His studies were brought to a halt with outbreak of the First World War and he was commissioned in the 6th Battalion the Manchester Regiment.

He was wounded in Gallipoli in May 1915 and was mentioned in despatches.

Two years later he was transferred to the Indian Army where he was a staff captain with the 74th Punjabis.

Subsequent career

Mr Heywood returned to England in 1923 with the intention of entering the ministry. He was admitted to Cambridge University, where he read theology and gained a First with distinctions and was awarded a coveted Carus Greek testament prize.

He was made a deacon in 1926 and became a curate at Greenwood, Middlesex. A year later he returned to Cambridge as Fellow and Dean of Gonville and Caius College.

Mr Heywood stayed there until 1945, when he moved to Southwell to become Provost.

During his time in Southwell he served on the parish and rural district councils and was well-known for his outspoken views.

He was a keen traveller. Once, while on holiday in Yugoslavia, he was arrested by the secret police on suspicion of spying for the Russians.

Mr Heywood was also a keen writer and published three volumes of his poetry.

He moved to Cambridge in 1981 to be near his wife Marion, who had to be moved into an extra-care home. She died the following year.

Mr Heywood died in May 1987 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, aged 90.

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Hugh Christopher Lempriere Haywood was born on 5th November 1896

By Arderne Gillies
On 26/04/2019

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