RepositoryJesuits in Britain Archives
Ref NoABSI/SJ/79
TitleFr Niall Corbett SJ (1901-1972)
LevelSub fonds
DescriptionThis collection includes material relating to Fr Corbett's time as a chaplain with the RAF, notebooks, diaries, and other material.
Admin_HistoryNiall Corbett was born on the 18th July 1901 in Plymouth, the seventh of nine children. He was educated first at Mount St Mary's, then Wimbledon, and then joined the novitiate at Roehampton on the January 5th, 1920. He studied philosophy at Valkenburg and St Mary's Hall, taught for a year at Hodder, for three years at the Mount, and then went to Heythrop for theology. He was ordained as a priest on September 7th 1933, and worked for five years at a parish in Edinburgh. In 1942 Fr Corbett was appointed Chaplain in the R.A.F. After the war, he served in numerous parishes, such as Liverpool and Bournemouth, both for seven years, until 1971 when he was appointed to St Aloysius in Oxford, where he remained until his death on the 20th January 1972.
Related MaterialLibrary:
- For an obituary, see Letters and Notices vol. 77, pp. 237-243

- For photographs see SJ/PH/246
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to archive material in the Jesuits in Britain Archives.
DS/UK/298Corbett; Niall (1901-1972); Jesuit Priest1901-1972

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