Born: June 27, 1883, Leeds, England.
Died: March 8, 1929, Liverpool, England.
Studdert-Kennedy was educated at Leeds Grammar School; Trinity College, Dublin; and Ripon Clergy College.
He initially served as curate at Rugby, then in 1914 became vicar of St. Paul’s, Worcester.
When World War I began, he volunteered as a military chaplain. Given the nickname Woodbine Willie for his habit of distributing cigarettes to soldiers, he was noted for his bravery under fire. In 1917, he received the Military Cross after running into
no man’s land at Messines Ridge to comfort the injured.
In 1922, Studdert-Kennedy was put in charge of St. Edmund King and Martyr in Lombard Street, London.