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Harold Henry Berridge

Harold Henry was born on 21 July 1897 at Forest Hill, Middlesex, the eldest son of Alice and Harold Berridge Esquire, CIE, OBE, who was listed as a civil engineer in the 1891 census. By the time HH was aged 3 the family were living at East Stonehouse in Devon. Possibly his father was engaged in …

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H Bennett

All that is known of him is that he served in the Great War in the Royal Engineers. He can possibly be identified as Sapper Henry H Bennett but in the Roll of Honour he is said to be a Pioneer. This is another instance where the only record of the OT is the record …

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Philip Bell

Philip was born on 30thJanuary 1899, the youngest son of John Bell and brother of John Stanley Bell (see earlier post). Philip entered LWGS in January 1910, placed in form II, and left in July 1914 from form IVA. He was good at games, a member of the cricket team in 1914. The Tamensiancritic’s view …

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John Stanley Bell

John Stanley Bell   John, the fourth child but first son of Amy and John, a farmer, was born on 17 June 1893 and lived at Ivy House Farm, High Street, Bierton near Aylesbury. He was admitted to LWGS as a boarder in 1908 but stayed only a year. He played in the school football team in …

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Edgar William Baverstock

Edgar was born on September 7,1898, the third child but first son of Mary and William Baverstock, at that time living at 29 Chinnor Road, Thame. In 1901 his father was a joiner and carpenter, presumably working in Thame. Edgar spent nine years in the British (Elementary) school in Thame before entering LWGS in September …

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Harold V Bateman

Harold was born in the spring of 1875, the only son amongst the four children of 44-year old Agnes, living in Alma Square in the Marylebone area of London. No occupation is given for his mother, who had been born in the West Indies, so she probably had private means to bring up her children …

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Stephen Henry Bateley

Stephen was born on 16 May 1896 the eldest child of Victoria and Stephen, owner of a chemist’s shop, living at 682 High Road Tottenham in North London. His early education was at All Hallows Elementary School in Tottenham. Stephen arrived at LWGS as a boarder in 1908 and was placed in form III. He stayed …

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George Ernest Bassett

George was born on 5 November 1894 in Candy, Ceylon/Sri Lanka, and educated at Kingswood College, Ceylon. His father had been a Sergeant Major in the 2ndBattalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment but on his retirement the family returned to England and settled in Thame. George senior became the proprietor of the Castle Hotel. George junior first …

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B Barnett

He served in the Army Service Corps as a 2ndLieutenant later promoted to  Lieutenant; otherwise nothing else is known of him other than his appearance in the Roll of Honour and mentioned as joining the school in the Tamensian magazine.

George Septimus Austin

George was born on the 13thOctober 1895, the seventh child in the large family of Kate and Joseph Austin, a paper manufacturer and owner of the Paper Mills at Bledlow, just across the county boundary in Buckinghamshire.  George was first educated at Bledlow Elementary School and entered LWGS in April 1909 as a day boy, …

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