Hoyle, Richard Birch
b Cloughfold, Lancs 1875, d Wimbledon, Surrey 1939. Born into a Methodist family, he became a Baptist, training at Regents Park Coll, London. He served in the ministry from 1900 to 1926, concluding at Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. From 1934 to 1936 he was guest Prof at the Western Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, USA. He was a gifted linguist who in spite of the limited hearing which he struggled with as a pastor was conversant with 12 languages. For 5 years he edited the YMCA journal Red Triangle, and translated in all some 30 French hymns. No.460.