Category Archive: OTs

Jun 17

Walter George Bailey

Known as George or Joe, he was born on the 19 February 1890, the youngest of five sons of Emma and James Bailey, a butcher in High Street Thame. He was at LWGS from the early years of the 20th century, until 1906 at the latest. On leaving school he did not follow his two eldest brothers …

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Dec 24

Robert Henry Koenig

We were recently asked by a relative of Mr Koenig as to whether we had any information on his time as the school. He arrived in Thame as a refugee from Austria at the start of World War 2. Our archivist Derek Turner did some research. The Tamensian records him arriving in September 1940. However, …

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Oct 01

Robert Ernest Crawford

Remarkably, while Mr Crawford attended the school in the 1890s, this year his generosity once again favoured us when we were informed that a legacy payment in his will was due to the John Hampden War Memorial Fund. He was born in Newtown, Canningham, Res, Donegal, Ireland with an Anglo-Irish background. His father was the Rev. …

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Sep 25

The Controversy Over John Hampden’s Death – the Truth.

John Hampden was one of the school’s most illustrious alumni, although in truth nothing is known of his schooldays when he was enrolled as a boarder. Born in 1595 this would have been in the mid 1600s as by 1610 when fifteen, he matriculated as a commoner at Magdalen College, Oxford. His fame comes, of …

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Aug 16

2017 Golf Results

OLD TAMENSIANS GOLF SOCIETY (EST 1994) 24th ANNUAL EVENT Studley Wood GC Friday 12th May 2017 Results of our annual event held at Studley Wood on May 12th so here they are now. We had a magnificent turnout of 44, the highest for some years, including 8 guests. The new winner overall was Brett Chowns. …

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Aug 08

Wilfred Ernest Cubbage War Diary

W E Cubbage – an Introduction In brief he was one of the brightest pupils of his era. The admissions register has the following information about him. Wilfred Ernest Cubbage, born 12 Jan 1897, son of Arthur Edwin Cubbage, ‘smith’ living in Queen’s Road, Thame. Oxon. Admitted to LWGS on 17 Sep 1909 on a …

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Feb 24

Leslie Hughes

Recently we have had quite lengthy correspondence regarding the life of Leslie Hughes who attended the school from c1912 to 1916 Leslie was born 4 February 1902 in Lewknor, married 2 June 1934 to Geraldine Vera Ursula Lunck in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, and died a few months later on 28 Nov 1934. His parents were from Welsh and …

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Feb 24

William Elhanan Gascoyne

We often get asked to provide any information we have on an alumni – more so as family history is such a popular pastime! The most recent was William Elnahan Gascoyne – Gascoyne in fact being quite a popular surname in the school registers at the start of the 20 century. The details found include: From …

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Sep 10

Golf Results 2016

The results from Friday’s annual OTA Golf Society event at Studley Wood golf club – 32 played. Weather was good, the course in great condition & hospitality at Studley excellent. OLD TAMENSIANS GOLF SOCIETY (EST 1994) 23rd ANNUAL EVENT Studley Wood GC Friday 27th May 2016 RESULTS NEAREST THE PINS 4th: Pete Green 8th Simon …

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Feb 06

George Bertie Parker

At the end of 2014, one of the Thame Remembers wooden crosses was laid on George Parker’s grave in New Zealand. So what do we know about George? – Born in Cowley, Oxford 8 November 1866. – Only son of George Parker (1833 – 1900), who for many years was Clerk of the University Schools …

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