Parish Of Birth
Callan, Co. Kilkenny(Diocese of Ossory)
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland
Details Of Ordination
St. Partrick’s College Chapel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Clonakilty CC : 1914 – 1916
Adopted (pro-tem) from the Diocese of Ossory.
On the 3/5/1916 he volunteered as Chaplain, 1st World War/Flanders, France (1914-1918). At the termination of the First World War he was appointed Chaplain to the British Forces in England, an appointment he held until his retirement in 1945. As Chaplain to the Forces(CF) during World War 11(1939-1945) he landed in Normandy(France) on D-Day(6/6/1944). He was awarded an Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) for his distingished services in the North African campaign (1940-1943).
Also he was appointed Papal Prelate with the title Monsignor.
For a brief pen-picture of Mgr. Stapleton, we would recommend: The Cross on the Sword, by Tom Johnstone and James Hagerty (1996) p. 204,235,239.
Date Of Death
Place Of Death
Miltown, Dublin 14
Place Of Burial
Deansgrange Cemetery, Blackrock, Co. Dublin