Alec Waugh & the School House Thirds, 1914.

Alec Waugh & the School House Thirds, 1914.

For many years after the publication of The Loom of Youth (1917), Alec Waugh refused to reveal the real identities of the characters who feature in the novel, although to anyone who had attended Sherborne School many were instantly recognisable.  In 1956, Alec Waugh presented Sherborne School with a list identifying many of the characters.

In the novel, Caruthers and Davenport hide a copy of the School roll (Blue Book) for Michaelmas term 1913 underneath the floorboards of No.1 double dormitory in School House:

“I wonder,” said Caruthers, “if years hence someone will pull up that board and find the book, and seeing our names will wonder who we were.”
“Perhaps,” said Davenport.  “And, you know, they may try and find out something about us in back numbers of The Fernhurstian, or in the photographs of house sides.  Do you think they will be able to find out anything about us?”

Click on a character’s name to find out their real identity and biographical information:

Ainslie | Akerman major | Akerman minor | Armour | Betteridge | Bogus (Rogers) | Bray | Buller (The Bull) | Burgess | Burgoyne | Carter | Gordon Caruthers | The Chief | Christy | Claremont | Clarke | Collins | Davenport | Douglas | Ferguson | Ferrers | Finnemore | Fleming | Archie Fletcher | Foster | Harding | Hazelton | Hazlitt major | Hazlitt minor | Hunter | Jenks | Lovelace major | Lovelace minor | Macdonald | Mansell | Meredith | Morcombe | Morgan | Parkinson | Pembroke | Princeford | Rogers (Bogus) | Rudd | Sandham | Scott | Sydenham | Trundle | Whitaker | Wincheston

For further information about Sherborne School’s Alec Waugh Archive please contact the School Archivist.

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Ainslie

Jocelyn ‘Jock’ Charles Ledward (1885-1967)
Born in 1885, son of Edward Harris Ledward, solicitor, and Monica (née Heaton).
Attended Harrow School where he was a contemporary of Arnold Lunn (1888-1974) the author of The Harrovians (1913).
Oxford University; President of the Oxford University Dramatic Society.
29 July 1911, married Edith Hiles, daughter of Edward Blakeway Hiles.
In April 1916, Arthur Waugh, sought the advice of Mr Ledward, his solicitor, about The Loom of Youth and possible reactions to it.
First World War, Captain, Inns of Court OTC (TF).  Served in France.
1934, solicitor with the firm Beachcroft, Wakeford May & Co., 29 Bedford Square, London WC1.
1967, died in Battle, Sussex.

 

Akerman major

Euston Edward Francis Baker (1895-1981)

Euston Edward Francis Baker

Euston Edward Francis Baker (1895-1981)

Born on 5 April 1895, son of Henry Reuben Baker (feather merchant) and Marion Baker (née Usher) of London.  Brother of George Lionel John Baker (1896-1917).
Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.
Attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) September 1908-July 1914; 6th form; School Prefect; Head of Abbeylands; 1st XV 1912, 1913 (captain); Shooting VIII 1912, 1913, 1914 (captain); Spencer Cup, Bisley 1914; Barnes Elocution Prize 1914.
Characters of the XX, 1912-1913 (The Shirburnian, April 1913):
‘E.E.F. BAKER (1912-13).  Improved a good deal both in attack and in actual tackling (though he often failed to mark his opposing three-quarter).  With more weight and robustness will make a dangerous centre.’
Characters of the XV, 1914 (The Shirburnian, March 1914):
‘E.E.F. BAKER (XV 1912-13-14): An excellent Captain, and largely responsible for the success of his side.  A fast and dashing centre with considerable powers of attack, while his defence was an object lesson to the School.  Lack of weight alone may tell against his success in future years.’
First World War, Lieutenant-Colonel, Middlesex Regiment (DSO, MC & bar, despatches 3).
Commanding Officer, 8th Bn. Middlesex Regiment, 1923-1930; brevet Colonel 1927; Commanding Officer, 7th City of London Regiment, 1931-1936.
8 April 1920, married Mary Helena Sampson.
CBE 1936; Deputy Lieutenant (DL) Middlesex, 1938; ADC to the King, 1945-1955.
JP (chairman, Amersham).
Second World War, Commanding Officer, 35th and 213th Independent Infantry Brigades
Managing Director, Thomas Sampson Ltd., steel merchants.
T & AFA, 1951-1959.
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) 1957. Citizen d’Honneur, Douai.
President of Old Shirburnian Society, 1957.
Died 17 January 1981 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

 

Akerman minor

George Lionel John Baker (1896-1917)

George Lionel John Baker

George Lionel John Baker (1896-1917)

Born 26 July 1896, son of Henry Reuben Baker (feather merchant) and Marion Baker  (née Usher) of London.  Brother of Euston Edward Francis Baker (1895-1981).
Attended Sherborne Preparatory School (Head of School).
Attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) September 1910-July 1915; 6th form; School Prefect; Head of Abbeylands; 1st XV 1914 (captain); shooting VIII team 1913, 1914.
Characters of the VIII (The Shirburnian, July 1914):
‘Has been a little disappointing, although he has shewn himself capable of making excellent scores.  A steady shot.’
Medical student at Oriel College, Oxford.
‘Oxford Letter’ (The Shirburnian, April 1916):
‘G.L.J. BAKER (Oriel) is entirely invisible.  Last term, we are told, he distinguished himself as ‘bow’ in a ‘four’ and could be seen most days of the week on the river.  Now, however, he is immersed in physics, and looks forward to an examination this term.  He expects a commission very soon.’
First World War, 2nd Lieutenant in the Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action in France on 23 April 1917, aged 20.  Commemorated on the Sherborne School roll of honour.

 

Armour

Leonard John Hooper (1894-1916)

Leonard John Hooper

Leonard John Hooper (1894-1916)

Born 7 October 1894 fourth and youngest son of the Rev. Samuel Fry Hooper and Maud Hooper of Lydlinch Rectory, Sturminster Newton, Dorset.
Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1908-July 1913; 6th form; 1st XV 1911, 1912.
Characters of the XV, 1911-1912 (The Shirburnian, April 1912):
‘L.J. HOOPER (1911-12).  A very promising forward. Has all the qualifications for a really fine player, except confidence and experience.’
Characters of the XV, 1912-1913 (The Shirburnian, April 1913):
‘L.J. HOOPER (1911-12-13).  Another really good forward.  Plays for all he is worth right through every game.  A faster dribbler than Blair and almost his equal in other respects.’
Attended Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
‘Cambridge Letter’ (The Shirburnian, December 1913):
‘L.J. Hooper has his 1st XV Colours at Emmanuel.’
‘Cambridge Letter’ (The Shirburnian, July 1914):
‘L.J. Hooper has been observed with an O.S. blazer, a tennis racquet, and an air of lassitude.’
‘In Cambridge Now’ (The Shirburnian, April 1915):
‘L.J. Hooper (Emm.) spent a very strenuous month in training at Pembroke, which is now used as a staff college for officers in embryo.’
First World War, 2nd Lieutenant, Dorsetshire Regiment, 7th (S.) Bn; attached 5th Bn.  Served in Gallipoli, was at the evacuation of Sulva Bay and afterwards in Egypt. Killed near Mouquet Farm on the Somme on 26 September 1916, aged 21.  Commemorated on the Sherborne School roll of honour.

 

Betteridge

David Edward Mantell Woodhouse (1896-1929)

David Edward Mantell Woodhouse

David Edward Mantell Woodhouse (1896-1929)

Born 27 June 1896, son of Walter Mantell Woodhouse (Old Shirburnian), 43 Ferncroft Avenue, Hampstead, London.
Attended Heath Mount School, Hampstead, London.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) April 1910-December 1914; 6th form; School Prefect; Head of School; Shooting VIII, 1914; sergeant in OTC.
First World War, Captain, 7th Bn. Royal West Kent Regiment; served in France; Instructor at 10th Officer Cadet Battalion from March 1918 (MC, wounded four times).
Captain, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 1920.
Died on 18 June 1929 after a long illness.

 

Bray

Walter Henry Broke Ray (1899-1975)

Walter Henry Broke Ray

Walter Henry Broke Ray (1899-1975)

Born 2 May 1899, son of Walter John Orbell Ray MRCS and Marie Estelle Ray of Stoneleigh House, Wimborne, Dorset.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) May 1913-April 1917.
Sandhurst.
First World War, 2nd Lieutenant, Dorsetshire Regiment; served in France; wounded at Thiepval.
Second World War, Lieutenant-Colonel (DSO).
Died 23 November 1975.

 

Buller (The Bull)

Godfrey Mohun Carey (1872-1927)

Godfrey Mohun Carey

Godfrey Mohun Carey (1872-1927)

Born 17 August 1872, son of Sir Thomas Godfrey Carey (Bailiff of Guernsey 1895-1902) and Susan Elizabeth Carey (née Slade) of Roze, Guernsey.
Educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, 1880-1886.
Educated at Sherborne School (Abbeylands) January 1886-July 1891: Scholar; 6th form; School Prefect; Head of Abbeylands; Latin Prose Prize 1891; 1st XI 1890, 1891; 1st XV 1889, 1890; Bronze Medal for Boxing, Aldershot 1891.
Classical Scholarship, Exeter College, Oxford, 3rd class Classics, Mods 1893. Awarded a ‘Blue’ as a forward and played for OU XV 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894 (captain); University Authentics; Exeter College Rowing VIII 1894-1895.
England XV, 1895-1896 (5 caps).
Blackheath XV.
Somerset XV (captain 1899-1900).
Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1897-1927 and Housemaster of Abbey House 1908-1927.
Appeared in the 1905 Sherborne Pageant.
12 August 1911, married Agnes Milligan, daughter of Very Rev. Professor William Milligan, D.D., Aberdeen University. V.
First World War, Unattached List (TF), Sherborne OTC (Physical Training).
Founder of the Pilgrims 1923.
Died 18 December 1927.

 

Burgess

Eric John Bolton (1897-1923)

Eric John Bolton

Eric John Bolton (1897-1923)

Born 23 July 1897, son of John William Bolton (a reporter) and Bertha Elizabeth Bolton, 48 Fellows Road, Hampstead.
Attended Upton School, Haverstock Hill, London.
Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House), September 1910-December 1915; Scholar; School Prefect; Head of Abbey House; Cadet Officer in OTC; English Verse Prize 1913; Longmuir English Prize 1914; Parsons Divinity 1914; Barnes Elocution 1915.
First World War, Lieutenant, Dorset Regiment (MC).
Merton College, Oxford.
Home Civil Service (Admiralty).
Author, Some Memories 1916-1917.
Died 23 February 1923 at Cliffcot, Studland Road, Bournemouth.
Commemorated on a Memorial plaque in the north aisle of Sherborne School Chapel.

 

Burgoyne

Henry Gifford Turrell (1898-1917)

Henry Gifford Turrell

Henry Gifford Turrell (1898-1917)

Born 16 March 1898, only child of Dr Walter J. Turrell and Margaret S. Turrell, of Cherwell Lodge, Magdalen Bridge, Oxford.
Attended Oxford Preparatory School as a day boy, 1906-1911.
Attended Sherborne School (The Green) September 1911-December 1913 (withdrawn); won R.H.S. medal for life saving.
Attended Queen’s College, Oxford, 1915-1917.
First World War, 2nd Lieutenant, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.  Died on 3 November 1917, aged 19, at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, of wounds received in the battle of Ypres near Passchendaele on 22 August 1917. Funeral service held in Queen’s College Chapel on 5 November 1917. Buried at Holywell Cemetery, Oxfordshire.  Commemorated on the Sherborne School Roll of Honour.

 

Carter

Ambrose Ellis Aspinwall Dunston

Ambrose Ellis Aspinwall Dunston

Ambrose Ellis Aspinwall Dunston (1895-1975)

Born 10 June 1895, son of Frederick Warburton Dunston JP and Louisa Florence Camilla Dunston (née Gwatkin) of Burltons, Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1909-July 1914; 6th form.
Exeter College, Oxford.
First World War, Lieutenant, Royal Lancaster Regiment, attached Royal Flying Corps.
Regular commission; Political Service of Iraq, 1918; Retired as Captain, 1927.
Second World War, Captain, Dorset Regiment (invalided) and Home Guard.
Died 17 March 1975.

 

Gordon Caruthers

Alexander Raban Waugh (1898-1981)

Alexander Raban Waugh

Alexander Raban Waugh (1898-1981)

Born 8 July 1898, eldest son of Arthur Waugh (Old Shirburnian) and Catherine   Charlotte Waugh (née Raban).  Brother of Evelyn Arthur St John Waugh (1903-1966).
Attended Fernden Preparatory School, Haslemere, Surrey.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1911-July 1915; 6th form; English Verse prize 1915; House Prefect; Captain of School House XV; editor of The Shirburnian (March 1915); member of the Games Committee; Corporal in OTC; 1st XI 19141915; 1st XV 1914.
Characters of the XI, 1914 (The Shirburnian, July 1914):
‘A.R. WAUGH.  Would be a promising bat if he could curb his impetuosity, as he has plenty of powerful shots; he must remember to get his foot to the line of the ball.  A hard working but clumsy field.’
Inns of Court OTC, September 1915 [wrote The Loom of Youth while at camp in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, January 1916-March 1916, published 19 July 1917].
First World War, 2nd Lieutenant, Dorsetshire Regiment, attached to Machine-Gun Corps; prisoner of war in camps at Karlsruhe and Mainz from 28 March-24 November 1918.
29 July 1919, married Barbara Annis Jacobs.  Marriage annulled in 1923.
25 October 1932, married Joan Chimside.
1933, reinstated into the Old Shirburnian Society.
Second World War, Major, Dorset Regiment.
1965-1966, gave manuscript of The Loom of Youth and associated correspondence and press cutting to Sherborne School.
Author of more than forty books.
Died 3 September 1981 in Tampa, Florida. USA.

 

The Chief

Nowell Charles Smith (1871-1961)

Nowell Charles Smith

Nowell Charles Smith (1871-1961)

Born on 24 February 1871 at Bromley, Kent, the son of Horace Smith Esq. (London magistrate).
Educated at Temple Grove and Winchester College (matriculated in October 1890 as a Winchester Scholar).
Fellow of Magdalen College and New College, Oxford.  Awarded a double First in Classics (1892, 1894).  Fellow of Magdalen College 1894-1897, Tutorial Fellow at New College 1897-1905.
Assistant master and Housemaster at Winchester College, 1905-1909.
In 1901 he married Cecil Violet Vernon Harcourt, daughter of Augustus George Vernon-Harcourt and Rachel Mary Bruce.
Headmaster of Sherborne School, 1909-1927.  His portrait is displayed in the Old School Room (formerly the School House dining room) at Sherborne School.
In 1953 he published an edition of the letters of the 18th-century writer and wit, Sydney Smith (a former New College fellow).
Died on 21 January 1961 at Thames Bank Nursing Home, Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, leaving his body to medical science.

 

Christy

Kenneth Bassett Tindall

Kenneth Bassett Tindall

Kenneth Bassett Tindall (1884-1976)

Born 27 September 1884 at Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, son of Robert Tindall (JP for Bedfordshire) and Katherine Tindall.
Educated at Winchester College, 1898-1903.
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MA.
Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1908-1920 and Housemaster of Harper House 1913-1920.
Married Theodora Mary Boys, daughter of the Rev. William James Boys.
Children: Mark (d.1942), Richard Geoffrey (d.1942), Mary Bass.
Headmaster of West Downs, Winchester, Hampshire, 1921-1954.
Died 15 December 1976 at Beaminster, Dorset, and was buried at Beaminster on 20 December 1976.

 

Claremont

Henry Robinson King

Henry Robinson King

Henry Robinson King (1855-1935)

Born on 6 July 1855 at Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, son of Henry King (vicar of Kirkby Stephen 1843-1862) and Anne Frances King (née Mason).
Educated at Windermere College 1867-1869 and Clifton College (Brown’s House) 1869-1875.
Scholar of Exeter College, Oxford, 1875-1879, MA 1883.  Friend of the architect Sir Reginald Blomfield.
Assistant master at Clifton College, 1883.
Assistant master at Sherborne School 1883-1925, Housemaster of Abbeylands 1900-1919.  1896, co-founder of the Old Shirburnian Society and Honorary Secretary 1896-1925.  Ordained in 1910 and was honorary school chaplain 1925-1934.
In 1898, married Emily Constance Gray.
Edited Myths from Pindar, published in 1904.
Appeared in the 1905 Sherborne Pageant.
His daughter Constance May King married Cecil Day-Lewis (later Poet Laureate) in 1928.  They divorced in 1951.
Died on 28 September 1935 at Old Manor, Salisbury, Wiltshire, and was buried in Sherborne by the Rev. Arthur Field.

 

Clarke

Colin Knox Muspratt

Colin Knox Muspratt

Colin Knox Muspratt (1893-1958)

Born 16 August 1893, son of Dr Charles Drummond Muspratt MD and Mabel Muspratt (née Knox) of Tantallon, 11 Madeira Road, Bournemouth.  Brother of Terence Petty Muspratt (1895-1918) and Keith Knox Muspratt (1897-1918).
Attended Gorse Cliff Preparatory School, Bournemouth.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1906-July 1912; Scholar; 6th form; School Prefect; Head of School; Parsons Divinity Prize 1910; Latin Verse Prize, Greek Verse Prize, English Verse prize 1912.
New College, Oxford.
First World War, Captain, Hampshire Regiment; served in India and  Mesopotamia (mentioned in despatches).
Colonial Civil Service, 1921-1925.
Assistant Master, Sherborne School, 1925-1926.
Second World War, ARP.
Died on 18 March 1958 in Bournemouth.

 

Collins

Louis Prestwich Rouquette (1898-1974)

Louis Prestwich Rouquette

Louis Prestwich Rouquette (1898-1974)

Born on 13 June 1898 in New York, son of Louis Prestwich Rouquette and Lucy Armentine Rouquette (née Armant) of New York.
Attended West Downs Preparatory School, Winchester, Hampshire.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1911-July 1915; 1st XV 1914; Lance-Corporal in OTC.
Inns of Court OTC.
First World War, Captain, Royal Garrison Artillery; Palestine; Mesopotamia, Persia 1921; West Canada 1922-1924; Sudan 1925.
‘O.S. Boxing’ (The Shirburnian, June 1919):
‘L.P. Rouquette was a member of the E.E.F. team in the recent inter-theatre of war boxing competition.  He won his way to the middle-weight final before he was beaten.’
Winnipeg City Police, 1927-1928.
Tanganyika Police, 1930-1946.
Died on 10 August 1974.

 

Davenport

George Basil Todd-Jones (1898-1980)

George Basil Todd-Jones

George Basil Todd-Jones (1898-1980)

Born 18 February 1898, son of Edgar William Todd-Jones and Theodora Todd-Jones, 85 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London.
Attended South Kensington Preparatory School.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1912-August 1916; Scholar; 6th form; School Prefect; Head of School House; Cadet Officer in OTC; Melson Smith Exhibition 1916; English Essay prize 1916; 1st XV 1915.
University College, Oxford.
First World War, Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery.
Barrister-at-Law, 1922.  Served on the Midland Circuit.
Office of Solicitor of Inland Revenue 1928-1936; Special Commissioner of Income Tax 1945-1963 (Presiding Commissioner 1953-1963).
Kt. Bachelor 1957.
Died on 10 June 1980.

 

Douglas

Edwin Davis (1879-1933)

Edwin Davis

Edwin Davis (1879-1933)

Born 8 December 1879, son of Joseph Davis (a brush finisher) and Susannah Davis (née Holmes) of Worcester.
Educated at the Royal Grammar School, Worcester.
Open scholarship in mathematics at Christ Church, Oxford. MA, PhD.
Travelling studentship to Germany (Universities of Greifwald and Gottingen), PhD.
Senior Mathematics and Science Master, Sherborne School, 1903-1933.
Officer in Charge of OTC, 1918-1924
Appeared in the 1905 Sherborne Pageant.
Died on 12 July 1933 at 20 Devonshire Place, Middlesex, while still a master at Sherborne School.  Buried in Sherborne Town Cemetery.

 

Ferguson

Richard Eveleigh Hodgson (1894-1918)

Richard Eveleigh Hodgson

Richard Eveleigh Hodgson (1894-1918)

Born 12 March 1894 at Abbeylands, Cheap Street, Sherborne, Dorset, son of Charles Herbert Hodgson (Assistant Master at Sherborne School, Dorset) and Leonora Mary Cicelia Hodgson (née Saunders) of Wharton, Acreman Street, Sherborne, Dorset.  Brother of Francis Herbert Hodgson (1896-1918).
Engaged to Violet Mabel Grimley of St Crispin’s, The Avenue, Sherborne.
Attended St Christopher’s preparatory school, Eastbourne.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1908-July 1913; Scholar; 6th form; School Prefect; Head of School; Head of School House; 1st XI 1911, 1912, 1913 (captain); Colour Sergeant in OTC; English Essay prize 1912, 1913; Parsons Prize 1913.
Characters of the XI, 1911 (The Shirburnian, July 1911):
‘R.E. HODGSON.  A very promising bat; has nice shots on the off-side, but is at present weak on the leg.  His defence, which was weak at the beginning of the season, has improved considerably.  Rather slow in the field, he does not move soon enough.’
Characters of the XI, 1912 (The Shirburnian, July 1912):
‘R.E. HODGSON (1911-12).  The prettiest bat in the XI.  Stylish square cut and off-drives.  Is still rather weak on the leg side, but has improved enormously.  Rather apt to jump in to the half-volley and make it a Yorker.  Quite ingenious in finding new ways of getting out.  Unsound field.’
Characters of the XI, 1913 (The Shirburnian, July 1913):
‘R.E. HODGSON (1911-12-13), 1913  Captain.  Has had a very disappointing season and has failed to do himself justice.  When set he has nice shots behind the wicket and a good off-drive.  Has worked hard in the field and is now, although rather slow, fairly safe.  Made a good captain, although he has had a very difficult bowling side to manage.  (Is leaving.)’
Member of the M.C.C.
Attended New College, Oxford; Lance Corporal in the Oxford University OTC.
First World War, 2nd Lieutenant, Liverpool Regiment.  Joined the Royal Air Force and was killed by gunfire from the ground whilst flying near Dunkirk on 15 September 1918, his first action over the enemy trenches.  Buried at Coxyde Military Cemetery.  Commemorated on the Sherborne School roll of honour.

 

Ferrers

Stuart Petre Brodie Mais (1885-1975)

Stuart Petre Brodie Mais

Stuart Petre Brodie Mais (1885-1975)

Born on 4 July 1885, the only child of the Rev. John Brodie Stuart Mais (rector of Tansley, Derbyshire) and Hannah Horden Mais (née Tamlin).
Educated at Heath Grammar School, Halifax, and Denstone College, Staffordshire.
Christ Church, Oxford.  Awarded a Blue for cross country running.
Assistant master at Rossall School, Lancashire, 1909-1913.
On 6 August 1913, married Doris Lilian Frances Snow and they had two daughters, Priscilla and Sheila Vivien.
Assistant Master at Sherborne School, September 1913-Easter 1917, during which time he published a series of articles in A Public School in War Time (1916), wrote his first novel, April’s Lonely Soldier (1916), followed by Interlude  (1917) which so closely detailed life at Sherborne that he was forced to resign at Easter 1917.
Assistant Master at Tonbridge School, 1917-1920.
Broadcaster, writer and journalist. FRAS.
In 1960 when he appeared on Desert Island Discs he chose the original Greek works by Homer for his book and writing materials for his luxury.
Died on 21 April 1975 at Compton House Nursing Home, Compton Road, Lindfield, Sussex.

 

Finnemore

James Henry Hallard (1861-1942)
Born on 4 April 1861 in Edinburgh, son of Frederick Hallard and Mary Carr Robertson.  Brother of the actor Charles Maitland Hallard (1865-1942).
Edinburgh University.
Balliol College, Oxford, matriculated 18 October 1881 (from Edinburgh University), BA 1884, MA 1889.
In 1911, Tutor at The Western College, Harrogate, Yorkshire.
Assistant Master at Sherborne School, Michaelmas term 1914.
Head Master’s Report to the Governors for 1914:
‘The VIth Form Tutor whom I had engaged to replace Mr Wade-Gery has also joined the Army; but I have secured the services of Mr J.H. Hallard, M.A., of Balliol College, Oxford, for the current term.’
Head Master’s Report to the Governors for 1915:
‘The gentleman whom I engaged in September, 1914, to replace Mr Wade-Gery as VIth Form Tutor proved totally unsuited to Public School life.  But at Christmas I had the good fortune of finding in Mr G.G. Morris a young graduate of Cambridge.’
Poet and translator.  His publications include The Idylls of Theocritus (1894); Gallica (1895); Carmina (1899); Omar Khayyám (1912); Idylls of the Tweed (1935).
Died 1942 in Surrey.

 

Fleming

Thomas Alfred Bell (1864-1940)

Thomas Alfred Bell

Thomas Alfred Bell (1864-1940)

Born on 30 December 1864 at Thornley, Durham, son of Thomas Bell and Margaret Bell.
Educated at Durham Grammar School.
Exhibitioner, Trinity College, Oxford, BA 1892.
Assistant Master (Modern Languages) at Sherborne School 1892-1925, 1939, and Housemaster of Harper House 1901-1910. ‘A keen and enthusiastic cricketer who did much for the school game’ (OSS Annual Report, 1940).
Appeared in the 1905 Sherborne Pageant.
Member of Sherborne Urban District Council, 1903-1921 (Chairman, 1908, 1909, 1918).
Governor of Foster’s and Lord Digby’s Schools, and manager of the Abbey School, Sherborne.
On 23 September 1925, married Marjorie Colt, widow of E.G.B. Lethbridge and lived until 1939 on the Italian Riviera.
Returned to teach at Sherborne School in Autumn 1939, but his health broke down and he moved to 93 Sydney Place, Bath.
Died 16 August 1940 at Stratton House Nursing Home, Park Lane, Bath.

 

Archie Fletcher

Edmund James Flower (1897-1974)

Edmund James Flower

Edmund James Flower (1897-1974)

Born 30 June 1897, son of James Flower and Lucy Flower (née Whitehead) of The Ridge, Chilmark, Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Attended St Alban’s School, Lyme Regis, Dorset.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) May 1911-December 1914; 2nd XV.
First World War, Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery; served in France; 1914-15 Star.
Farming at Chicksgrove, Tisbury, Wiltshire.
Died on 27 March 1974.

 

Foster

Edward Christopher Denis de Vitré (1898-1941)

Edward Christopher Denis de Vitré

Edward Christopher Denis de Vitré (1898-1941)

Born 9 June 1898, son of George Theodosius Denis de Vitré and Harriet Isabel (née Beeching) of Eling Farm, Hampstead Norris, Newbury, Berkshire.
Attended Woodcote Preparatory School, Berkshire.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1911-July 1915; 1st XI 1914, 1915; 2nd XV 1914-11915; Lance-Corporal in OTC.
Characters of the XI, 1914 (The Shirburnian, July 1914):
‘D.-DE VITRE.  Slow left hand bowler of some promise, but must learn to vary his flight without losing his length.  As a bat he watches the ball carefully, but seems afraid to hit it.  Painfully slow in the field.’
Sandhurst.
First World War, Lieutenant, Royal Berkshire Regiment (mentioned in despatches).
Retired as Captain 1937.
Died on 10 January 1941 at Loxwood House, Loxwood, Sussex.

 

Harding

Dudley Stuart-Prince (1895-1968)

Dudley Stuart-Prince

Dudley Stuart-Prince (1895-1968)

Born on 7 February 1895 in Turkey, son of Col. C.W. Stuart-Prince, Indian Army.
Attended Elstree Preparatory School.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1909-July 1914; Scholar; 6th form; School Prefect; Head of School; Classical Medal 1914; Greek Verse prize 1914; Latin Verse prize 1913; Leweston prize (Classics) 1914; 1st XI 1913, 1914; 1st XV 1913.
Characters of the XI, 1913 (The Shirburnian, July 1913):
‘D. STUART-PRINCE (1913).  Bowls medium pace with a good action, and keeps a fair length, but has no fire.  He needs to let himself go a bit more, and never to forget that he has to try and get a batsman out. A sound field.’
Characters of the XV, 1914 (The Shirburnian, March 1914):
‘D. STUART-PRINCE (1913-14). A wing three-quarter who, largely through accidents and ill health, failed to fulfil the expectations raised by his brilliant form against Tonbridge.  Is a strong runner with a powerful hand-off.’
Characters of the XI, 1914 (The Shirburnian, July 1914):
‘D. STUART-PRINCE.  Slow medium pace bowler who has been rather disappointing, as his length and direction have been too erratic.  A fair field.’
Scholar, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
First World War, Captain, Indian Army.
Planter 1922-1929.
Engineering from 1931.
Second World War, Home Guard.
Died April 1968.

 

Hazelton

Edward Gerald Palmer Fenn (1894-1918)

Edward Gerald Palmer Fenn

Edward Gerald Palmer Fenn (1894-1918)

Born 2 September 1894, son of Dr. Edward Liveing Fenn (Old Shirburnian), JP, and Edith Fenn of Alston Court, Nayland, Colchester.
Attended Wellesley House preparatory school, Broadstairs, Kent.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1908-April 1914; 6th form; Prefect; 1st XV rugby football team 1912, 1913; Sergeant in OTC.
Characters of the XV (1912-1913) (The Shirburnian, April 1913):
‘E.G.P. FENN (1912-13).  Improved out of all recognition into a sound and honest forward.  Should use his feet more and make a speciality of the line out.’
Characters of the XV, 1914 (The Shirburnian, March 1914):
‘E.G.P. FENN (1912-13-14). A very sound and honest forward, quite invaluable in tight scrums.  Showed up well occasionally in the loose, but needs more fire to be a scoring forward.’
Attended Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
‘In Cambridge Now’ (The Shirburnian, April 1915):
‘E.C. Fenn (Emm.) is very annoyed with the War Office for not allowing him to take a commission. He is a very energetic supporter of all the now nearly moribund Rugger XV’s.’
First World War, Lieutenant in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers; attached to 1/5th Bn., The Essex Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine on 19 September 1918, aged 24.  Commemorated on the Sherborne School Roll of Honour.

 

Hazlitt major

John Leslie Symmons Webb (1897-1983)

John Leslie Symmons Webb

John Leslie Symmons Webb (1897-1983)

Born 8 June 1897, son of John Edgar Webb and Margaret Annie Webb of Larkfield, Chepstow.  Brother of George Douglas Webb (1898-1959).
Attended The Downs School, Clifton, Bristol.
Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) September 1911-July 1915.
First World War, Lieutenant, South Wales Borderers.
Poultry farmer.
Second World War, Home Guard and ARP.
Died on 13 March 1983 at Cefn Llwyn, Llangristiolus, Bodorgan, Isle of Anglesey, Gwynedd.

 

Hazlitt minor

George Douglas Webb (1898-1959)

George Douglas Webb

George Douglas Webb (1898-1959)

Born 27 August 1898, son of John Edgar Webb and Margaret Annie Webb of Larkfield, Chepstow.  Brother of John Leslie Symmons Webb (1897-1983).
Attended The Downs School, Clifton, Bristol.
Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) September 1911-August 1916; 2nd XV 1915-16.
Motor business.
Died on 26 February 1959 at The Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone, Kent.

 

Hunter

Henry Charles Abdy Davies

Henry Charles Abdy Davies

Henry Charles Abdy Davies (1896-1987)

Born 23 September 1896, son of E. Davies, Machen House, Newport, Monmouthshire.
Attended Wolborough Hill School, Newton Abbot, Devon.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1910- July 1914; 2nd XV 1913-14.
First World War, Captain, South Wales Borderers (wounded).
Master of Fox Hounds, Talybont Hounds.
Barrister-at-Law 1923; disbarred at own request.
Solicitor 1930.
Second World War, Lieutenant Colonel.
Died on 28 September 1987.

 

Jenks

Robert Elliot Steel (1853-1933)

Robert Elliot Steel

Robert Elliot Steel (1853-1933)

Born in 1853 in Cowpen, Northumberland, son of Robert Steel and Annie Eliza Steel (née Elliott).
Educated at Manchester Grammar School.
London University.
Demy of Magdalen College, Oxford, Demy 1872-1876, BA 1876, MA 1881.
Science master at Bradford Grammar School, c.1876-1894.
Headmaster of the Northampton & County School, 1894-?1907.
In 1895, married Annie Caroline Elliott and they had one daughter, Caroline Eliza Elliot Steel.
Assistant Master (Science) at Sherborne School, 1907-1920. In 1911 he arranged the specimens in the new school museum, with the help of Charles Bayzand of the Geological Department at Oxford.  He was implicated in the ‘Sherborne Bone’ hoax: Steel believed two boys from the School who claimed to have found in 1911 a Palaeolithic carved bone in a Sherborne quarry.  In 1995 the bone was proved to be a fake.
Member of the Royal Geographical Society.
Member of the Freemason Lodges of ‘Benevolence’ and ‘Blackmore Vale’ and of the Sherborne Chapter of Royal Archmasons.
Died on 6 October 1933 in Stalbridge, Dorset.

 

Lovelace major

Arthur William Carr (1893-1963)

Arthur William Carr

Arthur William Carr (1893-1963)

Born 21 May 1893, son of Philip William Carr and Louise S. Carr (née Yates) of Rempstone Hall, Loughborough. Brother of Philip Gordon Carr (1897-1978).
Attended Hazlewood Preparatory School, Limpsfield, Surrey.
Attended Eton College, September 1906-(?July 1907).
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1907-December 1911; 1st XI 1909, 1910, 1911 [scored over 1,000 runs in the 1909 season and played for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club 2nd XI the same season]; 1st XV 1909, 1910, 1911 (captain); represented Public Schools in 1910 in match against MCC at Lords; Public School Boxing 1911.
Characters of the XI, 1910 (The Shirburnian, July 1910):
‘A.W. CARR. (1909-10).  Very good bat, with any number of good shots, his best being his drive, which is very powerful.  His fault is his great recklessness, getting himself out by treating full tosses and long hops too carelessly.  A good field anywhere, at his best in the slips.  A useful fast bowler, but cannot last long.’
Characters of the XI, 1911 (The Shirburnian, July 1911):
‘A.W. CARR.  A very fine bat.  Excellent shots all round the wicket, his driving being brilliant.  Has far more defence and steadiness than he had last year, but lacks grit in an uphill fight.  Bowls well for a short time, but his action is too strenuous for him to last long; should never bowl more than five overs at a time.  Brilliant, but not safe, in the field.’
Characters of the XV, 1911-1912 (The Shirburnian, April 1912):
‘A.W. CARR (1909-10-11).  Captained his side well under conditions frequently depressing.  Possessing strength, pace and good hands, he has great possibilities as a centre three-quarter if he unlearns completely a tendency to slowing up and grows stronger in defence.  Screw kicks beautifully.’
First World War, Lieutenant, 5th (Royal) Irish Lancers, France 1914-1918 (wounded & mentioned in despatches).
10 February 1917, married Ivy Violet Lewin (née Barton).  Their only son was killed in North Africa during the Second World War.
1919-1934, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club 1st XI (captain).
1912, played for Leicester City Football Club.
1922/23, toured South Africa with the MCC.
1923, named Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
1926, 1929, England XI (captain).
Author of Cricket with the Lid Off (1935).
Second World War, served at Catterick with the 16/5th Lancers.
Died on 7 February 1963 at West Witton, Yorkshire.

 

Lovelace minor

Philip Gordon Carr (1897-1978)

Philip Gordon Carr

Philip Gordon Carr (1897-1978)

Born 9 October 1897, son of Philip William Carr and Louise S. Carr (née Yates) of Rempstone Hall, Loughborough. Brother of Arthur William Carr (1893-1963).
Attended Hazlewood Preparatory School, Limpsfield, Surrey.
Attended Sherborne School (School House), January 1911-July 1914; 1st XI 1914.
Characters of the XI, 1914 (The Shirburnian, July 1914):
‘P.G. CARR.  A great disappointment.  Will never get runs until he learns to stand still.  Might make a useful fast bowler if he fixes his attention on his length and could shorten his run.  A good extra cover.’
Sandhurst.
First World War, Lieutenant, 7th Dragoon Guards, serving with 4th Reserve Regiment of Cavalry; invalided out December 1918.
Stock Exchange.
Died on 13 March 1978.

 

Macdonald

William Beauchamp Wildman

William Beauchamp Wildman

William Beauchamp Wildman (1852-1922)

Born on 11 January 1852 at Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire, son of Thomas Wildman and Sarah Ann Bates.
Educated at Glenalmond School.
Lincoln College, Oxford.
Junior Student Christ Church, Oxford, 1871-1876, BA 1875, MA 1881.
Assistant Master at Westminster School, c.1875-c.1877.
Assistant Master (Senior Classical Master) at Sherborne School, 1877-July 1919, Housemaster of ‘Maperty’ 1885-1891, Housemaster of Abbey House 1893-1908. Honorary Captain of the Sherborne School Cadet Corps, 1888-1910; later School bursar and librarian.
Louis Napoleon Parker wrote of him, ‘Wildman played the cello as one who knows no fear.’
Appeared in the 1905 Sherborne Pageant.
In 1886 he married Winifred Spens Black, daughter of Arthur Henry Spens Black, a music master at Glenalmond School.  They had two sons, Thomas Beauchamp Wildman (1888-1965) and Arthur Henry Wildman (1890-1915).  Arthur joined the India Army in 1910, becoming a Lieutenant in the 130th Baluchis.  He was killed at Maktau, East Africa, on the 14th September 1915.
Freemason, Lodge ‘Benevolence’ (Sherborne), 1891; Provincial Grand Senior Warden 1910.
Member of Sherborne Local Board of Health from 1887.
Author: A Catalogue of the Library of Sherborne School (1894), A Short History of Sherborne from 705 A.D.  (1896), King Alfred’s boyhood (1898), Life of St. Ealdhelm (1905), Sherborne School: some account of its buildings (1908).
Died 15 August 1922 in Bournemouth.

 

Mansell

Geoffrey Bernard Sanderman Prance (1896-1967)

Geoffrey Bernard Sanderman Prance

Geoffrey Bernard Sandeman Prance (1896-1967)

Born 28 July 1896, son of Dr Geoffrey Hammatt Prance OBE and Annie Rosalie Prance, Alderley Villa, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Attended Glyngarth School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Attended Sherborne School (School House), April 1910-April 1914; 1st XV 1913.
Characters of the XV, 1914 (The Shirburnian, March 1914):
‘G.B.S. PRANCE (1913-14). A strong and plucky scrum-half.  Very useful in stopping rushes and tackling, but owing to slow hands and a lack of finesse not very prominent in attack.’
First World War, Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery; discharged in 1918 due to wounds (gassed 23 September 1917).
Superintendent, Punjab Police. King’s Police Medal (KPM) and bar.
OBE.
Died November 1967.

 

Meredith

Martin James Morrison (1893-1972)

Martin James Morrison

Martin James Morrison (1893-1972)

Born 20 August 1893, son of Martin Morrison and Laura Eugenie Morrison of Faceby Manor, Stokesley, Yorkshire.
Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1907-July 1912; 6th form; 1st XI 1911, 1912; 1st XV 1911.
Characters of the XI (The Shirburnian, July 1911):
‘M.J. MORRISON.  A useful left-hander, who only came into the side late.  Fair defence, with an off-drive, and a good forcing shot on the on-side.  He wants to get his right foot and shoulder near the ball when driving and playing forward.  Fair field.’
Characters of the XV (1911-1912) (The Shirburnian, April 1912):
‘M.J. MORRISON (1911-12).  Never quite found his game at fly-half during the Christmas Term.  Has improved lately out of all knowledge, but must vary his attack more.’
Jesus College, Cambridge.
‘Cambridge Letter’ (The Shirburnian, December 1913):
‘M.J. Morrison plays for Jesus’s 1st XV.’
First World War, Captain, Durham Light Infantry; served in France (MC with 2 bars).
Second World War, 10th Durham Light Infantry.
Died 1972.  Buried at Faceby, Yorkshire.

 

Morcombe

William Wookey Northam Davies (1898-1964)
Born 26 November 1898, son of Rev. William Powell Davies and Augusta Caroline Davies (née Peacock) of Babcary Rectory, Taunton, Somerset.
Attended All Hallows’ School, Honiton, Devon.
Attended Sherborne School (School House), May 1913-April 1915.
Sandhurst.
First World War, Lieutenant, 13th/18th Royal Hussars; served in Mesopotamia.
1927, married Beryl Maud Gosling.
Second World War, Major (wounded).
Lieutenant-Colonel, 1946.
Died 30 January 1964 at the General Hospital, Yeovil, Somerset.

 

Morgan

David Carey Rees-Jones Evans (1899-1982)

David Carey Rees-Jones Evans

David Carey Rees-Jones Evans (1899-1982)

Born 3 March 1899, son of David W. Evans, 199 Newport Road, Cardiff.
Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.
Attended Sherborne School (School House), September 1913-December 1917; 6th form; School Prefect; Head of School; Classical Medal 1917; Latin Prose prize 1917; Leweston Classics prize 1917; Marson Greek prize 1916; Parsons Divinity prize 1917; 1st XV 1916, 1917.
First World War, 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Scholar, Jesus College, Oxford; B.C.L., University Swimming team.
Holt Scholar of Gray’s Inn.
Barrister-at-Law.
Assistant Lecturer in Law, University College of South Wales, 1927-1934.
County Court Judge (Norfolk) 1946.
Died on 8 December 1982.

 

Parkinson

Merrick Beaufoy Elderton (1884-1939)

Merrick Beaufoy Elderton

Merrick Beaufoy Elderton (1884-1939)

Born on 21 February 1884, son of William Alexander Elderton (Army Tutor) and Sarah Isabella Elderton.
Scholar of Clare College, Cambridge, matriculated 26 November 1903, studied mathematics, BA 1906.
Assistant Master (Mathematics) at Sherborne School 1907-1939 (absent on military service 1915-1919), Housemaster of Abbeylands 1919-1939.
First World War, Captain, Royal Garrison Artillery; served in France with 143rd Siege Battery, August 1916-June 1917; and with 471st Siege Battery, May-November 1918.
On 29 December 1915, married Evelyn Marjorie Warne.  The wedding was conducted by the Rev. W.J. Bensly, Sherborne School chaplain.
Died on 11 December 1939 following an accident in Cheap Street, Sherborne, and was buried on 14 December 1939 in Sherborne Town Cemetery with the funeral service conducted by the Rev. W.J. Bensly, Sherborne School chaplain.

 

Pembroke

Philip Noel Ryde Butcher

Philip Noel Ryde Butcher

Philip Noel Ryde Butcher (1893-1980)

Born 14 January 1893, son of George Ryde Butcher.
Attended Cathedral School, Oxford.
Attended Sherborne School (School House), September 1907-July 1912; Scholar; 6th form; School Prefect.
Scholar, Oriel College, Oxford.
‘Oxford Letter’ (The Shirburnian, April 1916):
‘P.N.R. BUTCHER (Oriel) is the proud possessor of a khaki armlet.  He is not to be seen often these days, as he has ‘Greats’ next term.’
Home Civil Service.
Admiralty, 1916-1919.
On 7 April 1924, married Ellen Grace Sarah Farthing.
Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Health.
CBE 1950.
Died 16 December 1980.

 

Princeford

Harold Llewelyn David (1873-1960)
Born 4 April 1873 in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, son of Samuel Sinclair David (chemist & postmaster).
Educated at Llandovery College.
Scholar of Queen’s College, Oxford.
In 1910 married Isabel Mary Cooper.
Assistant Master at Winton House School, Winchester, Hampshire, c.1911.
Assistant Master at Sherborne School, Lent term 1914.
Head Master’s Report to the Governors for 1914:
‘Mr Hodgson had leave of absence for the Lent Term, and while he was much missed on all hands and especially in connexion with our music, his place was ably taken in the latter department by Mr Tester, while his teaching was well supplied by Mr H.L. David, who proved a most competent and sympathetic master for the younger boys.’
Died 16 August 1960 at West Wales Hospital, Carmarthen.

 

Rogers (Bogus)

Henry Dunkin

Henry Dunkin

Henry Dunkin (1861-1949)

Born 19 October 1861 in London, son of John Dunkin and Catherine Dunkin (née Wenham).
Educated at Haileybury School.
New College, Oxford, BA 1884, MA 1887.
Ordained 1886.
Assistant master at Oswestry Grammar School.
Headmaster of Dorset County School, Charminster, Dorset, 1890-c.1893.
On 9 August 1893, married Janet Adelaide Churchill. Children: John Churchill Dunkin (Bursar of Rugby School) and Mary Barbara Dunkin.
Assistant Master at Sherborne School 1893-1921 and Housemaster of The Green 1905-1921.
Appeared in the 1905 Sherborne Pageant.
Commanding Officer, OTC 1910-1917; mentioned for War Service.
Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Salisbury.
Rector of Patney, Wiltshire, for 4 years.
Died 3 May 1949 at The Manor House, Bemerton, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

 

Rudd

Bernard Zancarol Simpson (1897-1956)
Born 10 June 1897, son of Harry Butler Simpson CB and Eva Simpson of Avonmore, Woking, Berkshire.
Brother of Alexander Simpson.
Attended Copthorne Preparatory School, Crawley, Sussex.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1911-July 1915; Scholar; 6th form; School Prefect; Head of School House; Corporal in OTC; editor of The Shirburnian (March 1916); Latin Prose prize 1915.
First World War, Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps.
County Accountant for Westmorland.
On 11 June 1929, married Joan Evelyn Fenning.
Company Secretary-Accountant 1950.
Second World War, Home Guard.
Died 10 February 1956 at 3 Enville Road, Bowdon, Cheshire.

 

Sandham

Walter Henry Radcliffe

Walter Henry Radcliffe

Walter Henry Radcliffe (1893-1967)

Born 5 May 1893, son of Walter John Deacon Radcliffe and Emmeline Radcliffe (née Tritton) of Warleigh House, Bickleigh, Plymouth, Devon.
Attended Walton Lodge Preparatory School, Clevedon, Somerset.
Attended Sherborne School (School House), September 1907-July 1912; 6th form.
Oriel College, Oxford.
First World War, Captain and Adjutant, Devonshire Regiment; served in India, Mesopotamia, France (mentioned in despatches twice).
In 1930, married Katherine Agnes Lewarne.
Second World War, Major.
Died in February 1967.

 

Scott

George Bennett

George Bennett

George Bennett (1892-1920)

Born 23 August 1892 at Batavia, Jakarta, son of James W. Bennett and Maria Bennett, Harwood, Lindsey Road, Branksome Park, Bournemouth.
Attended Hailey School, Bournemouth.
Attended Sherborne School (School House), September 1906-July 1911; 6th form; School Prefect; Head of School; Digby Mathematics & Science Prize (1910).
Attended Magdalen College, Oxford (Demy).
Engineer.
First World War, Captain Intelligence Corps (GHQ Staff, France); formerly in Royal Army Service Corps; mentioned in despatches.
Lieutenant, Special List.  Killed by the IRA on 21 November 1920 at 38 Upper Mount Street, Dublin, aged 28.  Commemorated on the Sherborne School Roll of Honour.

 

Sydenham

Lawrence Kilmaine de Courcy-Ireland (1897-1968)
Born 26 June 1897, son of Rev Edmond Stanley de Courcy-Ireland and Harriet de Courcy-Ireland of Paignton, Devon.
Attended a preparatory school in Fremington, Devon.
Attended Sherborne School (School House), September 1911-September 1914; 6th form.
First World War, Lieutenant, Devonshire Regiment; wounded 24 July 1916 at Longueval (Somme); invalided out.
Actor.
Stockbroker.
18 February 1933, married Elizabeth Pentland Gault.
Second World War, Squadron-Leader, RAF.
Died 17 January 1968 at 35 Melton Court, London.

 

Trundle

Robert Theodore Milford

Robert Theodore Milford

Robert Theodore Milford (1862-1935)

Born 1862 in Brightwell, Berkshire, second son of Canon Robert Newman Milford (rector of East Knoyle 1865-1912, Canon of Salisbury Cathedral 1896-1912) and Emily Sarah Frances Milford (née Sumner).  Brother of the Rev. Lionel Sumner Milford, Assistant Master at Haileybury College, Reginald Stewart Milford, solicitor, and Sir Humphrey Sumner Milford (1877-1952), publisher to the Oxford University Press.
New College, Oxford, BA 1884, MA 1888.
School master at St John Foundation School, Leatherhead, 1887-1894.
In 1894, married Elspeth Barter.
Headmaster of Yockleton Hall Preparatory School, Shropshire, 1894-c.1903.
Assistant Master at Denstone College, Staffordshire, 1903-1905.
Assistant Master (modern languages master) at Sherborne School, December 1910-July 1914, first Housemaster of Lyon House 1911-1914.
Assistant at the Bodleian Library, 1914-1935.  Author of Handlist of Libb. Polonicae (1920), A Catalogue of English Newspapers and Periodicals in the Bodleian Library, 1622-1800 (1936).
Died on 4 January 1935 at 153 Woodstock Road, Oxford.

 

Whitaker

John Drummond Wyatt-Smith (1899-1918)

John Drummond Wyatt-Smith

John Drummond Wyatt-Smith (1899-1918)

Born 26 January 1899, son of Rupert Wyatt-Smith (Old Shirburnian) and Maud Wyatt-Smith of Abersky, London Road, Guildford, Surrey, formerly of Gunton, PO Schutters, Draai, Orange Free State, South Africa. Brother of Hugh Hargrave Wyatt-Smith (1898-1916).
Attended Packwood Haugh Preparatory School, Warwickshire.
Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) January 1913-July 1917; Prefect; Head of House; 1st XI 1915, 1916, 1917 (captain); 1st XV 1915, 1916.
Characters of the XI, 1916 (The Shirburnian, July 1916):
‘J.D. WYATT-SMITH (1915-16).  A really good bat, with scoring strokes all round the wicket.  Should improve his forward defensive play.  A very useful bowler and excellent field.’
Characters of the XI, 1917 (The Shirburnian, July 1917):
‘J.D. WYATT-SMITH (1914-17).  A really good all-round cricketer – a fact which has counted this season against his success in batting. Except in one important particular his defence is sound and, when set, he makes beautiful shots all round the wicket.  A good captain on the field and off it.  Has left.’
First World War, 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Flying Corps. Killed near Padua in Italy on 17 March 1918, aged 19, owing to an accident to his machine when leaving the aerodrome.  Commemorated on the Sherborne School Roll of Honour.

 

Wincheston

George Drury Coleman (1893-1968)

George Drury Coleman

George Drury Coleman (1893-1968)

Born 3 June 1893, son of George Drury Coleman and Edith Isabel Coleman of Fishley, Acle, Norfolk.
Attended Northwood Preparatory School.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) May 1907-July 1911; 1st XV 1910; 1st XI 1910, 1911; Public School Boxing 1911.
Characters of the XI (The Shirburnian, July 1910):
‘G.D. COLEMAN (1910).  Fast bowler, who ought to be good.  Must try to remember that long hops and full tosses to leg are unlikely to get wickets.  Rather clumsy in the field, his hands are too wooden.  Made one good drive during the year.’
Characters of the XI (The Shirburnian, July 1911):
‘G.D. COLEMAN.   A fast bowler, who has done well on occasions; he want to keep his arm higher and not bowl too short. Played a plucky innings in the Tonbridge match, but cannot bat.  Works hard in the field, but has a very unsafe pair of hands.’
Royal School of Mines/Imperial Mining College.
On staff of The Times 1913-1914.
First World War, Captain, Royal Norfolk Regiment; served in France (mentioned for War Services).
General Organising Secretary, Institute of Patentees.
Fellow of Inc. Secretaries’ Association 1931.
Died 27 December 1968.