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ROYAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL, WORCESTER - WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 - Transcribed Sandra Taylor

These two memorials are found in Perrins Hall, Royal Grammar School, Worcester. The dates alongside the names are the dates they attended the school. There is also a book In Dedication to a Future World in which the author has researched all the men on the memorials. The book was written in 1999 and there is a detailed introduction with regard to the research, the school and the memorials. The book is very well researched, providing many photographs and some quite detailed information about the individuals.

WORLD WAR 1

ALCOCK

C J

1902 - 1905

No further information currently

ANDREWS

J W

1909 - 1913

No further information currently

AYRTON

J

1909 - 1910

No further information currently

BALDWIN

D A

1905 - 1907

No further information currently

BANNISTER

S

1905 - 1911

No further information currently. Also listed on the North Malvern War Memorial.

BARNARD

Hubert Earle

1910 - 1911

Private, 7th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry. Service No 37914. Died aged 21 on 29th June 1918. Son of Frederick M. and K. Maud Barnard, of Bevere Green Farm, Claines, Worcester. Berlin South-Western Cemetery III. C. 5. Also appears on Claines memorial.

BARNETT

J S

1893 - 1897

No further information currently

BAYLIS

T F

1905 - 1911

No further information currently

BRICKELL

W A

1906 - 1907

Lance Corporal, Warwickshire Regiment. No further information currently. Also appears on the Callow End War Memorial

BROWN

J L

1912 - 1913

No further information currently

BURGESS

Sydney Hugh

1903 - 1905

Lance Corporal 3053, "A" Company, 2nd/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 23 October 1916. Aged 26. Enl;isted and resident Worcester. Son of Leonard and Martha W. Burgess, of 46, Nelson Rd., St. John's, Worcester. Buried in WORCESTER (ST. JOHN'S) CEMETERY, Worcetershire. Grave 603. Also appears on the Worcester St John's Memorial

CARLTON

Lawrence B

1906 - 1908

No further information currently. Also appears on the Birmingham University Memorial

CLAPTON

T

1891 - 1896

No further information currently

COOMBS

D S

1907 - 1908

No further information currently

COOPER

H R

1910 - 1912

No further information currently

DAY

G H

1909 - 1915

No further information currently

DAY

H M

1909 - 1912

No further information currently

DENT

Eric I K

1911 - 1912

No further information currently. Also appears on the Malvern Link Memorial.

DUCKWORTH

Percy Blezard

1902 - 1910

Second Lieutenant, 15th (Warwick) Brigade (Territorial), Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action 9th April 1917. Aged 23. Son of Thomas and S. Elizabeth Alice Duckworth, of Bank House, Barbourne, Worcester. Buried in BEAURAINS ROAD CEMETERY, BEAURAINS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 23. See also Worcester St Stephen's Memorial

EVANS

H

1899 - 1903

No further information currently

EVANS

P E

1910 - 1913

No further information currently

FARMER

Frederic Stanley

1906 - 1912

Second Lieutenant, 1st/2nd Battalion attached 14th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds aged 22 on 20th July 1917 and is buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery, France, Grave I. D. 14. He was the son of Frederick and Margaret Ann Farmer, 145 Bromyard Rd., Worcester.

Frederic attended the Royal Grammar School in Worcester between 1906 and 1912. Before joining the army he worked in the County Finance Office at Shirehall, Worcester. Following 4 months of training at Newmarket, he was commissioned into the 14th Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment. After the end of the Arras battles, the battalion was based nearby at St Nicholas having been involved with work on defences and communications. After just 7 weeks in France, he was killed by shellfire.

A photograph of Second Lieutenant F.S. Farmer can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 4th August 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.

Also appears on the Worcester St John's Memorial

FLETCHER

A L

1902 - 1905

No further information currently

FLOWER

A H

1914 - 1915

No further information currently

FLUX

L T

1907 - 1910

No further information currently

FORSYTH

J C

1899 - 1905

No further information currently

FOXWELL

Cyril Henry Rowland

1908 - 1910

No further information currently. Also appears on the Great Malvern memorial.

FREEMAN

G H

1897 - 1899

No further information currently

GARDNER

M R G

1909 - 1914

No further information currently

GARNER

J L

1912 - 1914

No further information currently

GIBBS

A E

1904 - 1912

No further information currently

GIBBS

G F

1902 - 1908

No further information currently

GRIFFITHS

William

1905 - 1906

Private, C.A.M.C. No further information currently. Also appears on the Ecklington War Memorial.

HAINES

Frank Pearce

1907 - 1910

Private, PS2746, 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. He was killed in action aged 22 on 28th November 1917 and he has no known grave but his death is commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France, Panel 3 and 4. He was born and enlisted Worcester and is the son of John and Mary Haines.

Frank Haines was the son of John and Mary Haines of Crawford Lodge, Malvern Road, Worcester. He attended Worcester Royal Grammar School from 1907 to 1910. After leaving school and prior to enlisting he worked as an apprentice at Messrs Hill, Evans and Co. Vinegar works. He was in the Public School Corps in December 1914.

A photograph of Private F.P. Haines of Worcester can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 15th December 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.

Also appears on the Worcester St John's Memorial

HARVEY

H B

1908 - 1910

No further information currently

HAYNES

J

1909 - 1914

No further information currently

HEATH

Bryan

1909 - 1913

Private, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Service No 8044. Died aged 19 on 23rd August 1916. Son of Harry Ernest and Sarah M. Heath, 9 Laugherne Rd., Worcester. Late of Capital and Counties Bank, Ledbury and Evesham branches. Puchevillers British Cemetery, Grave III. E. 2.

Brian was a pupil of Worcester of Worcester Grammar School from 1909 – 1913. When he left school he worked as a bank clerk with the Capital and Counties Bank in Ledbury and Evesham before enlisting. He died of wounds received at the Battle of the Somme.

Source: In Dedication to a Future World by Mark Rogers, 1999.

Also appears on Worcester Guildhall memorial and Worcester St Clements memorial.

HEATH

G

1912 - 1914

No further information currently

HEATH

L B

1908 - 1912

No further information currently

HEMMING

Francis William

1899 - 1906

Captain, 1st/8th Battalion (Territorial), Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 24 April 1917. Aged 29. Son of Francis James and Lucy M. A. Hemming, of 91, Comer Rd., St. Johns, Worcester. In the 1911 census he was the son of Francis James and Lucy Mary Ann Hemming, a B.A. Law Student, aged 23, born Worcester, resident 91 Comer Road, Worcester, Worcestershire. Attended the Royal Grammar School from 1899 to 1906 and Oxford University (Jesus College) Matriculated 1906. Member of University OTC prior to 1915, gained his B.A August 1914. Buried in TEMPLEUX-LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 22. Also appears on the Worcester St John's Memorial

HEMUS

C H

1906 - 1916

No further information currently

HEMUS

D G

1906 - 1914

No further information currently

HISCOCK

E H

1902 - 1911

No further information currently

HOWFIELD

J A

1911 - 1916

No further information currently

JONES

Ccharles Frederick

1902 - 1904

Private S/361913, "C" Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 31 December 1917. Aged 28. Born, resident and enlisted Worcester. Son of Frederick and Lillia Kate Jones, of 127, Bromyard Rd., Worcester. Buried in WORCESTER (ST. JOHN'S) CEMETERY, Worcestershire. Grave 3430. Also appears on the Worcester St John's Memorial

JOSELAND

F O

1905 - 1908

No further information currently

KNIGHT

W H

1909 - 1914

No further information currently

LANGFORD

E

1909 - 1912

No further information currently

LEE

H W

1904 - 1910

No further information currently

MACKIE

George Alexander

1908 - 1911

Corporal 2147, 1st/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 April 1916. Aged 19. Born Salford, Lancashire, resident and enlisted Worcester. Son of George A. and Mary A. Mackie, of 380, Wylds Lane, Worcester. Educated at Worcester Royal Grammar School. Buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 8.

MACREIGHT

A W J

1903 - 1907

No further information currently

MACREIGHT

L A

1904 - 1907

No further information currently

MARTIN

Walter

1896 - 1901

Gunner 162869 Walter Martin 146th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of David and E.M. Martin of Pershore, husband of Christina E. Martin of 18 Hill Avenue, Worcester. Died 20 December 1917 age 34. Buried St Albans Cemetery, Hertfordshire Ex-pupil of Worcester Grammar school, listed on the school's memorial N.B. Walter Martin was formerly a resident of Pershore, he was living in Worcester at the time of the war. Had moved out of Pershore, not listed on Pershore Abbey memorial. Evesham Journal 19 January 1918 - GUNNER WALTER MARTIN'S DEATH. The death of Gunner Walter Martin, of the Royal Garrison Artillery, brings sorrow to many people in the Pershore district, who knew him well and esteemed him highly. Prior to May last, when he joined the colours, he was a clerk in the Old Bank of Worcester, and his young widow and child live at 18 Hill-avenue Worcester. Mr. Martin was sent to France in less than five months' training, and in a hot engagemant in which he was unrelieved with the guns for a considerable time, he caught a chill, and various complications supervened, which terminated his life at St. Alban's Red Cross Hospital. He was the eldest son of Mr. David Martin of Cheltenham, formerly of the firm of Messr. Fearnside and Martin, printers, of Pershore. A memorial service was held at the Primitive Methodist Chapel at Drakes Broughton, at which place of worship he succeeded his father as organist, his gratuitous services being greatly valued by the members. For some years, he and his wife were members of Pershore Amateur Operatic Society, and Mr. Martin took the title role in a most successful production ofthe "Mikado"'. For some time, too, he acted as hon. secretary of the society. Deceased was 34 years of age. Another brother is in the Army.

MORRIS

Francis William

1900 - 1908

Private, 108405, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion. He died on 12th June 1918 aged 28 and is buried in the Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery, Canada, Military Plot 107. He was the son of Elizabeth Gertrude Morris, 89 Bromyard Rd., Worcester, England, and the late William Thomas Morris.

Francis Morris attended Worcester Royal Grammar School from 1900 to 1908. He possibly sailed from Liverpool to Montreal, Canada on 5th November 1910 aged 21 on the Dominion when he gave his occupation as a teacher.

Francis Morris enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on 7th June 1915 in Sewell, Manitoba Canada. On his attestation form he gave his date of birth as 24th October 1889 in Worcester, England, his occupation as a bank clerk and his next of kin as his mother, Mrs Elizabeth Gertrude Morris, 89 Bromyard Rd, Worcester, England. He was 5 feet 6 inches tall with brown eyes, dark brown hair and a dark complexion.

Francis spent 6 days in No 3 Dressing Station from 20th May 1916 to 26th May when he was treated for a gunshot wound to the right side of his face. He was admitted to the Canadian Hospital at Eastbourne on 11th February 1917 where he remained for 102 days with nephritis before being transferred to the King’s Canadian Red Cross Convalescent Hospital on 23rd May 1917. From there he was transferred on 18th June 1917 to the Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington, Kent for treatment for tubercle of lung. On 29th September 1917 Francis Morris was discharged from the army due to pulmonary tuberculosis. He returned to Canada where his condition worsened as the disease spread to include a tuberculous ulcer of his tongue. He was transferred to Winnipeg General Hospital on 22nd April 1918 and then to the King Edward Memorial Hospital on 8th June 1918 for tubercular treatment. Francis died in the hospital from pulmonary tuberculosis on 12th June 1918.

Also appears on the Worcester St John's Memorial

MOULSON

H W

1900 - 1901

No further information currently

NICHOLAS

T G

1912 - 1914

No further information currently

OAKEY

G A V

1907 - 1909

No further information currently

PEARSON

K H

1913 - 1914

No further information currently

PHILLIPS

F J

1902 - 1904

No further information currently

PHILLIPS

Leonard Harry Perrins

1906 - 1912

Lieutenant, 12th Battalion attached 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Died aged 19 on 6th November 1916. Son of Harry & Jessie Maud Phillips, Holmwood, Henwick Rd, Worcester. Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 5A and 6C. Also appears on Worcester Barbourne & Worcester Guildhall memorials.

PHILLIPS

O S

1904 - 1910

No further information currently

ROBERTS

Rupert Edward

1895 - 1900

Major, R0, 16th Battalion Manchester Regiment. He died of wounds aged 37 on 26th March 1918 near Moyencourt (Somme) and was buried in the St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France, Grave Officers, B. 5. 11. He was the second son of James and Ada Roberts, of St John's, Worcester.

Rupert Roberts was one of six sons of James and Ada Roberts of Clent House, Bromyard Road, Worcester. He attended Worcester Royal Grammar School from 1895 to 1900, during which time he was Captain of Football and Head Boy. He read Mathematics at Jesus College, Cambridge and after graduating he 1903 he became Maths Master at Dunstable Grammar School. After a spell in Egypt with the Ministry of Public Instruction, he returned to the UK to teach at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh, where he ran the Officer Training Corp. In early September 1914, he became one of the original officers of the 16th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment.

In the Spring of 1918, the Battalion was occupying the Manchester Hill Redoubt near the road out of St. Quentin. Battle commenced on 21st March 1918 after their commanding officer refused the German offer to surrender. Major Roberts took command of the remaining men, organising them to defend positions along the Nesle-Noyon Canal. On 24th March the German troops outflanked their positions causing the collapse of their flank and forcing them to retreat towards Cressy. It was during this action that Major Roberts fell, dying of his wounds on 26th March 1918.

Also appears on the Worcester St John's Memorial

ROTHEN

F F

1897 - 1900

No further information currently

ROYCE

D C

1908 - 1909

No further information currently

SADLER

F

1899 - 1903

No further information currently. Also appears on the Droitwich Memorial.

SHARPE

F

1904 - 1905

No further information currently

SMITH

S H

1907 - 1912

No further information currently

SMITH

S O

1907 - 1909

No further information currently

STANWAY

F

1908 - 1909

No further information currently

STEVENS

Richard Wilfred

1906 - 1909

Private 202843, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 26 December 1917. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Worcester. Son of Richard and Louisa Stevens, of 60, Nelson Rd., St. John'S, Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 75 to 77. Also appears on the Worcester St John's Memorial

STONE

Harold Leatham

1902 - 1907

Private, 1st/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 2275. Died aged 24 on 31st May 1915. Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery, Grave IV. B.

Harold was the third son of Mr & Mrs W.G.R. Stone of Tybridge House, Worcester. Before the war he had been an assistant in the furnishing department of W. & F. Webb & Co. The 1st/8th Battalion of the Worcesters arrived in France on 29th March 1915 and found itself alongside the 1st/7th Battalion occupying trenches or billets around Ploegsteert Wood throughout May and June. No heavy fighting occurred but enemy shellfire and patrols brought a number of casualties with 7 men and 2 officers killed and 38 men wounded. Harold Stone was hit by shellfire whilst with the H.Q. signal section and later died of his wounds. His bronze memorial plaque is held at the Worcestershire’s Regimental Museum. He was the 1st to die in the Great War of those who attended the Royal Grammar School.

Source: In Dedication to a Future World by Mark Rogers, 1999.

Also appears on Worcester Guildhall memorial and Worcester St Clements memorial.

SURMAN

R E

1903 - 1905

No further information currently

THOMAS

David James

1910 - 1914

Signaller, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15th April 1918. Aged 20. Eldest son of James and Martha Thomas. Buried at Iseghem in Belgium. Also appears on the Tibberton Memorial.

TOMKINSON

H J

1902 - 1907

No further information currently

VENNER

Edgar W

1909 - 1912

No further information currently. Also appears on the Malvern Link Memorial.

WALL

A R

1905 - 1906

No further information currently

WALTERS

C T

1905 - 1907

No further information currently

WAREHAM

Frederick W

1904 - 1908

No further information currently. Also appears on the Malvern Link Memorial.

WAREHAM

L J

1909 - 1913

No further information currently

WARREN

Robert A

1906 - 1907

No further information currently. Also appears on the Grimley Memorial.

WATSON

S G

1913 - 1915

No further information currently

WHITFIELD

John Henry

1893 - 1895

Private. No further information currently. Also appears on the St John's, Bromsgrive Memorial.

WILLIAMS

D

1906 - 1908

No further information currently

WILLIAMS

H

1908 - 1911

No further information currently

WILLMORE

J

1901 - 1903

No further information currently

WINTER

F J

1912 - 1916

No further information currently

WOODWARD

Wiliam Pullen

1908 - 1914

Private, 50741, 16th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. He died on 5th April 1918 and was buried in the Bienvillers Military Cemetery, France, Grave XIII. A. 3. He was the son of Mrs. E. Woodward, of Upper Wick, Worcester.

Details:

William Woodward was born in Upper Wick and attended Worcester Royal Grammar School from 1908 to 1914. He enlisted in Worcester with the Royal Army Service Corps, and died of wounds after presumably transferring to the Lancashire Fusiliers.

Also appears on the Worcester St John's Memorial

ZEALLEY

A E V

1897 - 1900

No further information currently

1939 1945
IN MEMORIAM

ADDISON

F J R

1929 - 1931

No further information currently

ARCHER

J D

1934 - 1939

No further information currently

BAIRD

A G G

1929 - 1933

No further information currently

BAKER Francis W.

1934 - 1937

Probably Pilot Officer (Pilot) Francis William Baker, 460 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron Royal Air Force. Service No 54076. Died 4th May 1944. Dommartin-Lettree Churchyard Coll. grave 2-3. Also on the St Clements, Worcester, memorial.

BAND

A V

1933 - 1938

No further information currently

BERRISFORD

D C

1935 - 1940

No further information currently

CARTER Denys John

1927 - 1934

Captain, Royal Artillery 112 (The West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regiment. Service No 190667. Died aged 29 on 13th August 1944. Son of Frank and Hilda Clara Carter, husband of Asta Birgitte Carter of Worcester. Banneville-La- Campagne War Cemetery XVI. B. 16. Also on the St Clements, Worcester, memorial.

CHADNEY

G V

1931 - 1936

No further information currently

CHILD

C C

1930 - 1936

No further information currently

CHURCH

A W

1925 - 1932

No further information currently

COLDICOTT

A D

1930 - 1936

No further information currently

COLWILL

C J

1933 - 1941

No further information currently

CORCORAN

D E J

1933 - 1940

No further information currently

CUTHBERTSON

P S

1932 - 1936

No further information currently

DOODEY Frederick William

1924 - 1928

Sergeant, 114 Squadron Royal Air Force. Service No 562505. Died aged 26 on 11th November 1939. Son of Frederick William and Sophia Doodey, of St Johns, Worcester. Runnymede Memorial Panel 1. Also on the St Clements, Worcester, memorial.

EVANS

W A

1920 - 1924

No further information currently

FAULK

I G A

1923 - 1931

No further information currently

FENNELL John Eric George

1927 - 1934

Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force. Service No 42492. Died aged 21 on 27th March 1940. Son of John F. and Elsie L. Fennell, of Worcester. Runnymede Memorial Panel 8. Also on the St Clements, Worcester, memorial.

FINCH

G W

1931 - 1932

No further information currently

GEORGE

J H

1931 - 1935

No further information currently

GOODWIN

E B

1925 - 1932

No further information currently

GREEVES

S G

1926 - 1932

No further information currently

GREGORY

W

1928 - 1934

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GROVES

A E

1931 - 1934

No further information currently

GULLIVER

A J

1926 - 1931

No further information currently

HALL

J A T

1934 - 1939

No further information currently

HALL

N A

1931 - 1935

No further information currently

HALL

R

1918 - 1927

No further information currently

HANSON

C D

1927 - 1931

No further information currently

HARRIS

R

1917 - 1920

No further information currently

HARRISON

J A

1931 - 1935

No further information currently

HEEKS

B A

1933 - 1938

No further information currently

HICKLING

F C

1933 - 1938

No further information currently

HILLARD

E A P

1917 - 1928

No further information currently

HODGKINS

F G

1935 - 1938

No further information currently

HOLMES

J W J

1929 - 1939

No further information currently

INCH

C B R

1927 - 1930

No further information currently

JONES

A E M

1932 - 1936

No further information currently

JONES

E R M

1931 - 1938

No further information currently

KENNAUGH

A C J

1925 - 1932

No further information currently

KINGS

V A

1927 - 1935

No further information currently

KLEE

B P

1935 - 1936

No further information currently

LEATHERLAND

D

1931 - 1934

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LLOYD

V M R

1931 - 1936

No further information currently

LONGDEN

H J

1922 - 1925

No further information currently

McCALL

K

1934 - 1936

No further information currently

MARSHALL

A E

1927 - 1930

No further information currently

MARSHALL

L A

1931 - 1937

No further information currently

MASHAM

S E

1924 - 1932

No further information currently

MORRIS

H D

1927 - 1934

No further information currently

MUCKLOW

F O

1930 - 1934

No further information currently

NEILSON

J

1929 - 1935

No further information currently

OWEN

R

1936 - 1939

No further information currently

PHIPPS

P J

1929 - 1934

No further information currently

PIERS

G M B

1928 - 1933

No further information currently

PROBERT

J W

1923 - 1927

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PUGH

E V

1926 - 1927

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PYE

T

1916 - 1926

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ROLFE

H E

1937 - 1941

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ROLLASON

S

1925 - 1929

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SORRIE

A W

1932 - 1937

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SPARKS

E J

1918 - 1921

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STEPHENS

A R C

1924 - 1927

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SUDBURY

R C L

1925 - 1934

No further information currently

TARRAN

J L

1933 - 1937

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TAYLOR

R

1933 - 1939

No further information currently

THOMAS

E F

1931 - 1938

No further information currently

TUSTIN

D G

1936 - 1939

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TWITTY

G W

1934 - 1939

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TYLER

H S

1911 - 1912

No further information currently

VINNICOMBE

A L

1935 - 1939

No further information currently

WALKER

P N

1931 - 1941

No further information currently

WHITTY

G O S

1932 - 1937

No further information currently

WILCOCK

N B

1925 - 1927

No further information currently

WILLIAMS

A S

1932 - 1940

No further information currently

WILLIAMS

W E

1903 - 1906

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WOODHOUSE

S H A

1932 - 1935

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WOOLLEY

J G

1926 - 1931

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YOUNG

R

1925 - 1933

No further information currently

HUMPHRIES

C A

1935 - 1944

Assistant Master- No further information currently

SIDE PLAQUE

GIBBINS

M A

1927 - 1932

No further information currently

MILLINGTON

F B

1933 - 1936

No further information currently

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