Category: OTs

Admiral Tim Fraser

New military chiefs appointments. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has confirmed the new appointments of Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Chief of the Air Staff and Commander Joint Forces Command. Published 3 December 2018 From: Ministry of Defence and The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP Ministry …

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The oldest OT and staff member

The oldest OT and member of staff (so far as we know) lived to be 101.  Edward Herbert Martin Parry was born 11.10.1890 in Todmorden, Yorkshire. His father Edward was a Unitarian Minister and this meant that the family moved around the country. Sometime in the 1890s, the family moved to Illminster, Somerset, and here …

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Golf 2019

Message from Barry… 2019 is our 25yr anniversary since I started the society in 1994.Some of you, notably the Studley Wood members, have asked if I could find another course for this special year. So I have been looking around and considering various alternatives within a reasonable travelling distance for all concerned.I have provisionally arranged …

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Golf 2019

hi 2019 is our 25yr anniversary since I (Barry Yates) started the society in 1994. Some of you notably the Studley Wood members have asked me if I could find another course for this special year. So I have been looking around and considering various alternatives within a reasonable travelling distance for all concerned. I …

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Vivian Ingram Rackley Clark

Vivian born on 2nd October 1894, son of Walter Clark, ‘costumier’ or owner of a drapery shop, and Mary nee Rackley. They were living at 11 Village Terrace, South Shields, County Durham. He was not baptised until 1897 and a double baptism too with his elder sister. Also the baptism did not take place in …

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The Bush Brothers

In the late 19 century, the family lived on the Chinnor Road, Thame, and Issac the father is listed as a railway agent and hence possibly connected to the nearby Thame Station. By 1901 the family had moved to the Upper High Street and the family had grown to five children. It was Issac’s trade …

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Horace Victor Burrell

Horace was born on 12thMarch 1898 in Forest Hill, London, the son of George Burrell a licensed innkeeper who was running the Chandos Public House on Brockley Rise in SE London. Prior to arriving at LWGS as a boarder on 17thSeptember 1913 he had been four and a half years at the Commercial School Margate, …

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Edward Benoni Burgess

Edward was born in Transvaal, South Africa on the 17th June 1892. His father was Alfred Augustus Burgess, (a self-styled gentleman at the time of Edward’s baptism but whose father had been a blacksmith), and his mother Ada Eliza (néeJones, the daughter of the innkeeper at the Eight Bells in Haddenham as well as a …

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Reginald Loftus Briars

Reginald was the elder brother of Arthur and Hugh born on the 9thOctober 1887.  He probably left LWGS in 1901 or 1902 as he became a railway clerk accountant for the Great Western Railway on 9thJuly 1902 and was living at Paddington, London. In June 1907 he moved to Fishguard, still working as a clerk …

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Hubert Alfred Briars

Hubert was born on 24 September 1894, the younger brother of Arthur Jessie Briars. He was at LWGS for seven terms as a Foundation Exhibitioner from September 1907 to December 1909, placed on entry in form III, and leaving from form V. On leaving school he became a clerk to Mr F E Burrows, an Auctioneer …

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