Rev. A. J. Waldron
Arthur John Waldron was born in late 1867 to William (a Ship's Corporal in the Royal Navy) and Thirza. He had an old brother, William and a younger sister, Florence. He married Lily Jane Wilson in late 1895 and later had a song, Eric Arthur. Waldron trained at St Stephen's House, a theological college in Oxford and in 1899 was ordained to the curacy of St Luke, Camberwell. In 1905 he became vicar of St Matthew, Brixton, a post from which he resigned in 1915. Waldrom had a long association with the theatre, writing plays such as 'Should a Woman Tell', (1914). This domestic morality problem play caused some controversy in 1914, as did a sermon in which he said he did not believe in the resurrection of the body. In the early war he worked for several months in France with the Red Cross. He died suddenly at Robertsbridge, Sussex in 1925 at the age of 58, his death being attributed to overwork.
Served in the armed forces? No