Rev Prof Dr James Hope Fiddian Moulton, D Litt

Rev Prof Dr James Hope Fiddian Moulton, D Litt

Male 1863 - 1917

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  • Name  Rev Prof Dr James Hope Fiddian Moulton, D Litt 
    Title  Rev Prof Dr 
    Suffix  D Litt 
    Born  11 Oct 1863  Richmond, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Education  Cambridge scholar - King's College 
    Occupation  1886 
    Wesleyan Methodist Minister. Professor in Classical Greek at Manchester University. Teacher at Didsbury Wesleyan College. He published many books and papers  
    Education  1901 
    Doctor of Letters (D Litt) from University of London.  
    Occupation  1910 
    Prison Chaplain at Preston 
    Event  1916 
    James had developed a strong interest in Zoroastrianism (Zarathustra), one of the world's oldest known monotheistic religions. In 1916 he decided to take advantage of the academic lull caused by WW1 and go to India as a Methodist Missionary and also to research and lecture on Zoroastrianism in one of its homelands. This also followed the recent death of his wife and whilst in India his son was killed in the trenches at the Somme. After 16 months he left Karachi and headed for Egypt on board the SS City of Paris.  
    Event  21 Feb 1917  Bangalore, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He wrote a poem which was included in a letter to his brother William Fiddian Moulton (see below). 
    Died  7 Apr 1917  Died at sea off the coast of Corsica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Aboard the SS City of Paris sailing out of Port Said the ship was torpedoed and sunk off the Gulf of Lion. Moulton, his friend Dr J Rendel Harris and several others managed to escape in a lifeboat, but James died aged 53 on the third of the four days it took the boat to reach Corsica. He was buried at sea on 9 April.
    Person ID  I1048  Fidgen
    Last Modified  6 Sep 2017 

    Father  William Fiddian Moulton, MA,   b. 14 Mar 1835, Leek, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1898, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Hannah Hope,   b. 1839, Luton, Bedfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1912, Bakewell, Derbyshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Sep 1862  Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F321  Group Sheet

    Family  Eliza Keeling Osborn,   b. 20 Oct 1867, Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1915, Chorlton, Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Jul 1890  Portsea Island, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Ralph Osborn Moulton,   b. 23 Feb 1892, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1916, Somme, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Edith Hope Moulton,   b. 31 Jul 1894, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1902, Didsbury, Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Harold Keeling Moulton, DD,   b. 17 Jul 1903, Chorlton, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1982, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Helen Hope Moulton,   b. 4 Dec 1905, Chorlton, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1994, Killara, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2015 
    Family ID  F322  Group Sheet

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    Rev James Hope Fiddian Moulton
    Rev James Hope Fiddian Moulton
    James Hope Fiddian Moulton
    James Hope Fiddian Moulton

    Documents
    Relatives Who Gave Their Lives in WW1 and WW2
    Relatives Who Gave Their Lives in WW1 and WW2
    Fiddian, Brooksbank, Moulton, Vasey and Corrie casualties.
    Poem by James Hope Fiddian Moulton
    Poem by James Hope Fiddian Moulton
    Written in India in 1917, shortly before his death.