Reverend W. Awdry

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Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry

Also Known As: "Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry"
Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Romsey, Hampshire, England
Death: March 21, 1997 (85)
Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK
Place of Burial: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Vere Awdry and Lucy Louisa Awdry
Husband of Margaret Emily Awdry
Father of Christopher Awdry
Brother of George Edward Vere Awdry

Occupation: cleryman; author
Managed by: Private User
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About Reverend W. Awdry

The Reverend Wilbert Vere Awdry, OBE (15 June 1911 – 21 March 1997), was an English Anglican cleric, railway enthusiast, and children's author. Better known as the Reverend W. Awdry, he was the creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, the central figure in his acclaimed Railway Series.

Wilbert's father combined the names of his two favorite brothers, William and Herbert, to form the name Wilbert.


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Reverend W. Awdry's Timeline

June 15, 1911
Romsey, Hampshire, England
Age 28
March 21, 1997
Age 85
Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom