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Full name Archibald Hugh Conway Fargus
Born December 15, 1878, Clifton, Bristol
Died October 6, 1963, Eastville, Bristol (aged 84 years 295 days)
Major teams Cambridge University, Gloucestershire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Education Clifton College; Haileybury; Cambridge University
Rev. Archie Fargus, who died on October 6, aged 84, has been obituarised before in Wisden. However, this was 48 years before his death. The 1915 edition said Fargus had gone down with the Monmouth, the ship on which he was acting-chaplain, in action in the Pacific. But he had missed a train and failed to rejoin the ship. Fargus, whose father Hugh Conway was a well-known Victorian author, won a Cambridge Blue in 1900 and 1901 and played 15 games for Gloucestershire. His actual death was not reported in the Almanack.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
The Rev. A. H. C. Fargus was not lost, as stated in the Press, in Admiral Cradock's flagship, the Monmouth, on November 1, 1914. Missing a train, he was prevented from re-joining the ship just before it left for the Pacific and was appointed to another.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1916
The Rev. Archibald Hugh Conway Fargus, who went down in the Monmouth, Admiral Cradock's flagship, in the action in the Pacific on November 1, was born at Clifton, Bristol, on December 15, 1878, and was educated at Clifton, Haileybury and Cambridge. He left Clifton too young to be in the XI, but played for Haileybury in 1897 and 1898, making 7, 78 and 17 and taking 11 wickets for 123 runs in his two matches v. Cheltenham, and scoring 1, 48, 0, and 1 v. Wellington. He appeared for Cambridge in the drawn games with Oxford in 1900 and 1901, in which he made 8 and 17 not out obtained six wickets for 260 runs. He assisted Gloucestershire in 1900 and 1901 and Devonshire in 1904, and had been a member of the M.C.C. since 1901. In first-class cricket his highest score was 61 for Cambridge University v. Sussex at Brighton in 1901, and his best performance with the ball to take 12 Middlesex wickets for 87 for Gloucestershire at Lord's in 1900. He was described as a stout hitter, a good hammer and tongs bowler, and a hardworking field. Since 1907 he had been a Chaplain in the Royal Navy, and in 1913 was appointed Vicar of Askham Richard, York. At the beginning of the War he became temporary Acting-Chaplain to the Monmouth, on which he went down.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1915
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