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This database contains details of the men who died in either the various conflicts from 1879 through 1952. The Roll of Honour has been taken from the Epsom College's history book.

Database contains 325 records - 9 September, 2008

The details used to create this database are from the original book of Epsom College Register.

Entries have been updated using the 'Soldiers Died in the Great War' CD and information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Additional information has then been drawn from other reference documents, for example, National Roll of the Great War and de Ruvigny's, Epsom College Register history book, "THE V.C. AND D.S.O. BOOK VOL. II - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER 1886-1915" published by Naval and Military Press, "THE V.C. AND D.S.O. BOOK VOL. III - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER 1916-1923" published by Naval and Military Press, "The Last Post" published by Naval and Military Press, Roll of Honour Imperial Forces Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902, Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902.

Links are provided to the war memorials that exist on-line for these men wherever pertinent and any photographs also linked. Hopefully this will provide a comprehensive set of information.

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The Royal Medical Foundation (RMF), which like Epsom College, evolved from the Royal Medical Benevolent College, continues to play an active part in the College community. Historically all beneficiaries from the medical profession who needed financial support for their education used to be educated at Epsom and were known throughout the community as “Foundationers”. Whilst continuing to support doctors’ dependants in need through their education, either at Epsom College or other educational institutions, the RMF also pay grants for doctors and their dependants who are in severe financial hardship and supports doctors’ widows, widowers and their children through the payment of pensions.



Last updated 9 September, 2008

Epsom College

Epsom College is a co-educational Public School in Epsom, Surrey, England for pupils ages 13 to 18. Founded in 1853 to provide support for poor members of the medical profession such as pensioners and orphans ("Foundationers"), Epsom's long-standing association with medicine was estimated in 1980 as having helped almost a third of its 10,000 alumni enter that profession. The college is a member of the Headmasters' Conference and caters for both boarding and day pupils.

The school was founded in 1853 by Dr. John Propert as The Royal Medical Benevolent College, the aims of which were to provide accommodation pensioned medical doctors or their widows in the first instance, and to provide a "liberal education" to 100 sons of "duly qualified medical men" for £25 each year.

The establishment of the College was the culmination of a campaign begun in 1844 by the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association, the forerunner of the British Medical Association. The scheme saw the medical profession was

"in regard to charitable institutions for the aged and infirm, the widow and the orphan, the worst provided of all professions and callings"

and took as its aim the alleviating of poverty and debt. Discussions were chaired by Sir John Forbes, Physician to Prince Albert and the Royal Household, and followed similar plans establishing schools for the Clergy and the Royal Navy in desiring to raise money to found "schools for the sons of medical men", providing an education which would otherwise be "beyond the means of many parents".

By 1851, the Medical Benevolent Society had limited itself to the foundation of a single Benevolent College, and met in Treasurer John Propert's house in New Cavendish Street, Marylebone. The new campaign's fund-raising activities included dinners, which were attended by numerous doctors and Members of Parliament, and concerts, for example on 4 July 1855 one such event included composer Hector Berlioz conducting the UK premier of his symphonic suite Harold in Italy.

The foundation stone was laid on the 6 July 1853, and almost two years later on 25 June 1855 the College was formally opened by Prince Albert and his son, the future King Edward VII in front of an unexpectedly large crowd of around 6,000. Queen Victoria consented in March of that year to become patron, a relationship which has continued with British monarchs ever since; King Edward VII after the death of his mother, King George V, King Edward VIII in 1936, King George VI from 1937, and then the current Queen until the present.

Its long-standing association with medicine was estimated in 1980 as having helped almost a third of its 10,000 alumni enter that profession.

In 2005 the school was one of fifty of the country's leading private schools which were found guilty of running an illegal price-fixing cartel, exposed by The Times, which had allowed them to drive up fees for thousands of parents. Each school was required to pay a nominal penalty of £10,000 and all agreed to make ex-gratia payments totalling three million pounds into a trust designed to benefit pupils who attended the schools during the period in respect of which fee information was shared.

[Source: Wikepedia - Epsom College]

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