Gaunt, Howard Charles Adie
b Edgbaston, Birmingham 1902, d Winchester, Hants 1983. Tonbridge Sch; King’s Coll Cambridge (BA 1925, MA). He played hockey and tennis for Cambridge and cricket for Warwicks; became asst master at Rugby Sch 1929–37 and headmaster of Malvern Coll (public sch) 1937–53. He then trained for the CofE ministry at Cuddesdon Theological Coll and was ordained in 1954. His subsequent ministry was devoted to Winchester, including a school chaplaincy concurrent with an English teaching post at Winchester Coll, followed by work at the cathedral from 1963 as sacristan, chaplain and (from 1966 to 73) precentor. He wrote Two Exiles: a School in Wartime (1946) and several hymns which appeared in various books from 1964 onwards; one was a prizewinning ‘A Hymn for Britain’ for Southern TV in 1968 and 5 are in the 2000 Common Praise. They were collected posthumously with a brief memoir. HCAG was not related to Alan Gaunt (above). No.931.