|Admin_History||Francis Donohoe was born 26 August 1876 in Wigan (Lancashire) and was educated at Stonyhurst College. He entered the English Province of the Society of Jesus on 7 September 1894 at Manresa. Donohoe was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in St Beuno's 19 September 1909 and took his Final Vows in the Society of Jesus on 2 February 1912. |
He taught at Beaumont College from 1911 until the beginning of World War I, when he went to St Francis Xavier College in Liverpool. In 1917, he was commissioned as an army chaplain with the Royal Irish Fusiliers, in France, was awarded the Military Cross in January 1918, the Belgian Croix de Guerre in January 1919 and was mentioned in dispatches in August 1919. He demobilised in April 1919 and sailed for St Aidan's College, Grahamstown, in 1920 to teach there. Due to his health he returned in 1924 and went to be part of the staff at Sacred Heart, Edinburgh. In 1927, he was made Superior at Loyola Hall, Liverpool until he moved to Bristol to be Superior of St Mary's on the Quay. In July 1938, after a short break in Saltmarsh, Cornwall, for his health, he was transferred to St Joseph's Nursing Home, Manchester.
He died on 8 December 1938 in Manchester.