The legacy of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Nangle, chaplain to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment during the First World War, was honoured at his alma mater, St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s, on Jan. 17 with the creation of a new bursary.
The Nangle Memorial Bursary is a gift from Nangle’s son-in-law, Neil Galbraith and his wife, Mavourneen (Nangle) Galbraith of New South Wales, Australia. The bursary is for $48,000, the same amount of money publicly raised by Nangle in 1922 to ensure the completion of Newfoundland’s distinctive National War Memorial in St. John’s.
Nangle was born in St. John’s in 1889. His father died shortly after and he was placed in the Roman Catholic Orphanage in St. John’s. When Nangle turned 15, he became
a live-in boarder at St. Bonaventure’s College, where h...