Archibald Havergal Downes-Shaw



 from Bristol

b. 29 Dec 1884

Chairman of the Bristol and Wessex  Aeroplane Club, Ltd; later Sir Archibald.

Served in France, Salonika and North Russsia in WWI. Member of Bristol City Council from 1931; alderman in 1936.

d. 4 Sept 1961

[His father (also called Archibald), was an Anglican clergyman and missionary in East Africa between 1881 and 1888; in 1889 he transferred to Mauritius where he was appointed as "chaplain of Vacoas and Black River". In 1882 he had married Amy Havergal [hence Archibald Jnr's interesting second name], but Amy died in Mauritius in 1890 and Archibald Snr was invalided back to England, recovering enough to marry Alice Montagu in 1893 and have 3 more children.]

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