Category: Obituary

Alfred William John Folley

Alfred was born on 20thJuly 1893 and baptised on 10thSeptember, son of Elizabeth and Albert, a farmer. The family lived in the spacious Manor Farm at Emmington near Thame that had 11 rooms, one of two farms in the parish. Kelly’s Directory for 1901 states the population numbered 44 n that year and that the …

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Christie West Fletcher (boarder)

Christie was the seventh of nine children of Charles and Lucy Fletcher. He was born in Kew, London, on 12thDecember 1874 and baptised on 9thMarch 1876. His father was a member of the London Stock Exchange.  He entered LWGS in September 1891 as a sixth former and would have stayed two years at the most. Afterwards …

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Francis Willoughby Fielding

Francis was born in Towersey, Bucks on the 8thOctober 1892 to parents Harry and Letitia Elizabeth Fielding (née Goodwin). Harry was an auctioneer and in 1911 the family were living at Essex House, Chinnor Road, Thame. They later moved to Stoneleigh in King’s Road, Thame.  Francis attended LWGS from 1902 to July 1906 and, by 1911, …

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Two brothers

OTs who served in the 1st World War Francis Alexander Fayers Born on 13 January 1899 in Oxford, the younger brother of William. In the 1911 Census he is recorded as a boarder at the school, and according to the school records he served in the RASC. The military record at the National Archives records …

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One doctor, two generations, four soldiers, one fatality

OTs who served in the 1st World Wa Arthur Reginald Kepp Edsell (day pupil) The Edsell family made a great contribution both to life in Thame and to the British Army over a long period. Arthur was born in July 1889 at Thame where he lived in High Street, the second son of Annie Mabel …

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Two generations, two wars, two deaths

OTs who served in the 1st World War Sidney Maskell Dicker (boarder?) Sidney was born in Brixton, in October 1886, and he and his sister May were brought up by his mother Louisa Dicker, and uncle Charles Maskell.  Sidney was at LWGS around 1900 but is not listed as a boarder in 1901.  He married Dora Edith …

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Three brothers from Chesham

OTs who served in the 1st World War Clifford Ewart Cyril Deverell Clifford was born around August 1890 at Chesham, the son of Elizabeth Juggins née Loosley and Ebenezer Deverell, a bank clerk, later a bank manager, living at 108/110 Church Road. Ebenezer, by then living in Stanley Avenue, Chesham died on 7thDecember 1907 at the relatively …

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Leslie Edgar De Pass

OT’s who served in the 1st World War Whereas Geoffrey roamed the world, Leslie, Geoffrey’s elder brother by two years, seems to have been less ambitious and adventurous. He was born on 2nd July 1894. His early life and schooling were the same as Edgar’s, staying at LWGS and moving to High Wycombe GS in …

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Geoffrey Pamerel De Pass (boarder)

OTs who served in the 1st World War De Pass may seem to be an unusual surname but the De Pass tribe were extensive, often wealthy and spread across many countries.  (The Ancestry website lists more than 20,000 references to people named De Pass!) However, thanks to Geoffrey’s unusual second name it is possible to distinguish …

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Luke Dancer

Its who fought in the 1st World War. Luke was born on 28thSeptember 1898, son of Louise and William Dancer a dairyman farmer, living at 139 St Mark’s Road Kensington but later lived at Pitchcott in Aylesbury. Luke was the fifth of six children but the only boy. In 1911 he was at what appears …

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