May 28, 1836, Strathallan House, Douglas, Isle of Man.
December 15, 1896, London, England.
Pollock was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (BA 1859, MA 1863), where he won the Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for English Verse in 1855. He studied medicine in London, but in 1861 decided instead to take Holy Orders. He served as Curate of St. Luke’s Church, Leeds, and St. Thomas’ Church, Stamford Hill, London. Then, for the rest of his life, he ministered to the poor at St. Alban’s Mission in Birmingham.
Pollock was a member of the Hymns Ancient and Modern committee, and was its chairman, 1895–96.