David John Garland

Life
1864-1939; b. Dublin, son of a librarian and his wife Mary [née Saunders]; ed. in law; travelled to Australia with his parents; joined Church of England ministry; served in bush parishes; Canon in Perth, 1900-02; campaigned for religious education in schools, resulting in successful referendum, 1911; m. Mary Hawkins (d.1933), Oct. 1892; archdeacon of Queensland, 1903; resigned under Bishop Frodsham, 1907; chaplain to volunteers, 1896; served in World War I; sec. for recruiting in Queensland; served in Middle East, 1918-19; founded clubs for servicemen; first chaplain to celebrate Anglican eucharist in Church of Holy Sepulchre; liaised with Coptic Church; rector of Ithaca and director of immigration; president of New Settlers' League, 1926; broadcast service at St Barnabas from 1927, and successfully challenged govt. ban on same; central figure on the Anzac Commemoration Committee until the veterans gained control over the committee from its civilian founders; OBE in 1934; d. 9 Oct.; bur. Toowong Cemetery.

Reference
There is a biography on the Australian Dictionary of Biography [online].

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