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Hugh Sherlock

SHERLOCK, Hugh Braham. b. Portland, Jamaica, 21 March 1905; d. 19 April 1998. Educated at Beckford and Smith School (now St Jago High School) and Calabar High School, Sherlock worked as a civil servant before attending Caenwood Methodist Theological College. He was ordained as a Methodist minister in 1932, and served as a missionary in the Turks and Caicos Islands, before returning to Kingston, Jamaica, in 1940. At Kingston he did remarkable work under the name of ‘Operation Friendship’ in a deprived area of the city, founding a school, a cricket club, and a football club. He was Chairman of the Jamaica District of the Methodist Church (1956-66), and first President of the newly autonomous...

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