n African Entomology - Fr. Anthony Watsham (1924–2019) - obituary

Volume 27 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



Fr. Anthony (Seamus) Watsham, a much revered and distinguished member of the Society, passed away peacefully in Harare on the 17th of January 2019, aged 94. Anthony was born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, and grew up in the nearby village of Wendover. He was educated at Xavier Brothers College in Manchester, and went on to study architecture. During World War II, he served in India where his artistic and graphic skills were put to good use, designing 3D briefing models for the Royal Navy and Air Force. Following demobilisation, he became a Jesuit, joining the Society of Jesus in September 1947, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1958.

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