Cave Eric Victor Captain/Reverend 101723
Name Cave Eric Victor
Army number 101723
Rank Chaplain 4th Class. Captain/Reverend
Date of birth Birth registered Q4 1908, Leeds. Baptised 15/11/1908.
Age 46 at the time of his death.
Unit Royal Army Chaplains' Department - Commissioned 26/8/1939. Attached to the 70th Infantry Brigade as one of the Brigade Chaplains. Posted to the 11th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry 7/10/1939. Posted to the 10th Bn The Durham Light Infantry 25/11/1939. Served B.E.F. Taken Prisoner of War. Honorary Chaplain to the Forces 1945.
Company/Battery Brigade HQ. Battalion HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not applicable.
Task or role Battalion Padre.
Joined Brigade 7/10/1939.
Prisoner of War Camp Number O7B, Prisoner Number 228.
Died/Killed in action Died 29/12/1954 in Leeds aged 46. Probate granted 30/4/1955.
Home address Son of Walter Cave (Locomotive Foreman) and Frances Maud Cave. Lived in Keighley. Attended Balliol College, Oxford and obtained a 3rd Class Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology 1931. Wycliffe Hall, Oxford 1931. Appointed Deacon 1932. Curate of Bedale 1932 - 1935. Barwick-in-Elmet 1935 - 1939. Awarded Master of Arts Degree 1936. Vicar of Startforth 1939 - 1945. Vicar of St Peter's Hunslet Moor, Diocese of Ripon, from 1945.Married Yvonne R. Godden, Wakefield in Q2 1946.
Source table 10DLI
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The newspaper cutting below gives an account of some of Captain Cave's PoW experiences.
The picture below is of Captain Cave's Wedding to Yvonne Godden, with his brother Arthur acting as Best Man.