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Lambe, Philip Agnew, 1897-1968

  • GB-2014-WSA-00114
  • Person
  • 1897-1968

Lambe, Philip Agnew, brother of John Lawrence Penrose Lambe (q.v.); b. Feb. 23, 1897; adm. Sept. 22, 1910 (R); left Dec. 1913; served in Great War I; Sub-Lieut. R. N. V. R. May 3, 1916; invalided; Trinity Hall, Camb., B.A. 1932; M.A. 1947; an artist; Gold Medallist, Paris Salon; served in the Navy in both Great Wars; painted the portrait of Walter Hamilton, Head Master, 1957; m. 1955, Zoe Violetta Lane, of New Zealand; d. 1968.

Murray, Colin Andrew, 1926-2012

  • GB-2014-WSA-01693
  • Person
  • 1926-2012

Murray, Colin Andrew, son of Colin Hay Murray FRIBA, of Eastbourne, Sussex, and Joan Pamela, d. of Stanley Tooth, engineer, of Buxted, Sussex; b. 7 Jan. 1926; adm. Sept. 1939 (R); left July 1944; Ch. Ch. Oxf., matric. 1944, BA 1947, MA 1951; Roy. Greenwich Observatory 1950-85, SPSO 1965-85; Roy. Astronomical Soc., Fellow 1952, Council 1965-8 and 1974-7, Vice-Pres. 1975-7; gave 1988 Halley lecture on "The Distances to the Stars"; m. 27 Feb. 1954 Frances Mary, d. of Rev. George Stephen Nason, Vicar of Greenwich and Dean of Gibraltar; d. 8 Nov. 2012.


  • GB-2014-WSA-01870
  • Corporate body
  • 18th century -

The earliest years of Rigaud’s are unclear, but we know it began as an independent boarding house in the late 18th century, changing its name several times until it became Rigaud’s, after the Reverend Stephen Rigaud, a master at Westminster from 1846-1850, who later became Bishop of Antigua.

In 1821, when the house was named ‘Mother Best’s’, a boarder died from over-eating after a ‘broshier’, or an attempt to exhaust the supply of food in protest at its quality.

Aveling, Claude Lindsay Clifford, 1869-1943

  • GB-2014-WSA-018883
  • Person
  • 1869-1943

AVELING, CLAUDE LINDSAY CLIFFORD, second son of Stephen Thomas Aveling, Boveney, near Windsor, Berks. , mechanical engineer, and Mary Phebe, dau. of Rev. Richard Samuel Clifford, Vicar of Teynham, Kent; b. 26 Oct 1869; adm. from King’s School, Rochester (R) 31 May 1883; QS Jan 1884; elected to an exhibition at Christ Church, Oxford Jul 1888, matr. 12 Oct 1888; BA 1893; MA 1921; Assistant to Director, Royal Coll. of Music 1894; Assistant Registrar, Royal Coll. of Music, Registrar 1913-35; author, libretti and songs; m. 16 Apr 1903 Marguerite Mary Theodora, only dau. of Rev. William Henry Robins DD, Vicar of Gillingham, Kent, and Hon. Canon of Rochester; d. 28 Dec 1943.

Abbott, James Alexander, 1909-1944

  • GB-2014-WSA-01894
  • Person
  • 1909-1944

Abbott, James Alexander, son of Albert Abbott CBE, Chief Inspector Technological branch, Board of Education, and Nancy, d. of Edwin Hargreaves of Chorley, Lancs; b. 25 April, 1909; adm. Sept. 1922 (R); left July 1927; Ch. Ch. Oxf., matric. 1927, BA 1931; adm. a solicitor Dec. 1934; practised in London and Burton-on-Trent; RAFVR (FO Oct. J 942), invalided Nov. 1943; m. 15 Sept. 1939 Eleanor Dorothy, d. of Ernest Hastings Nicolls of Stevenage, Herts; d. 20 May 1944 of illness contracted on active service in North Africa.

James Alexander Abbott was born at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire on the 25th of April 1909 the only son of Albert Abbott CBE MA, Chief Inspector for the Technological Branch of the Board of Education, and Nancy (nee Hargreaves) Abbott of 130, Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, later of Catwell, Williton in Somerset. He was educated at Westminster School where he was up Rigaud’s from September 1922 to July 1927. He matriculated for Christ Church, Oxford in 1927 where he achieved a BA in 1931. He qualified as a solicitor in December 1934 and worked at Burton-on-Trent and in London, where he lived with his sister at 3, Templars Rise, Golders Green in Middlesex.
He was married at Hitchin, Hertfordshire on the 15th of September 1939 to Eleanor Dorothy (nee Nicolls) of Stevenage, Hertfordshire and the couple lived at Ivy House, Ickleton, Saffron Walden in Essex. They had a son, Roger, born on the 15th of June 1940.
He was commissioned as an Acting Pilot Officer on probation in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve on the 17th of October 1941 and was confirmed in his rank on the 17th of December 1941. He was promoted to Flying Officer on the 1st of October 1942.
He served in North Africa and later returned to England where he resigned his commission on the grounds of ill health on the 24th of November 1943.
He died at Cambridge from an illness he had contracted while on overseas service.
He is commemorated on the war memorial at Christ Church, Oxford.
He is buried at St George’s Church, Sampford Brett.

Abrahams, Austen Neville, 1904-1981

  • GB-2014-WSA-01904
  • Person
  • 1904-1981

Abrahams, Austen Neville, son of Neville A. Abrahams, of Bayswater; b. Jan. 30, 1904; adm. Jan, 17, 1918 (R); left Dec. 1919; called to the bar at Grays Inn June 12, 1929; equity draftsman and conveyancer; served in Israeli Army 1948-50; warden, Montefiore College, Ramsgate, 1956-62; warden, Hillel House, Birmingham, since 1962; m. Viola Margaret, daughter of David Aaron, actuary; d. 1981.

Dun, Robert Craig, 1870-?

  • GB-2014-WSA-019083
  • Person
  • 1870-?

DUN, ROBERT CRAIG, son of Finlay Dun, Edinburgh, estate agent, and Janet Jane Hamilton Craig (IGI); b. 15 Jun 1870; adm. (R) 1 Feb 1883; left Aug 1884 to go to Loretto School; Edinburgh Univ. ; MB and CM 1893; BSc 1896; studied medicine at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Berlin and Bern; LRCP MRCS 1895; FRCS 1902; practised in Liverpool; served RAMC in 1914-18 War; Brevet Maj. , 1 Jan 1918; acting Lieut. -Col. ; mentioned in despatches LG 24 Dec 1917; Order of the White Elephant, 3rd class.

Aitken, John William Maxwell Bt, 1910-1985

  • GB-2014-WSA-02003
  • Person
  • 1910-1985

Aitken, Sir John William Maxwell Bt, son of William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook PC, newspaper proprietor, and his first wife Gladys, d. of Brig.-Gen. Charles William Drury CB of Halifax, Nova Scotia; b. 15 Feb. 1910; adm. Jan. 1924 (R); left July 1928; Pemb. Coll. Camb., matric. 1928; played football for Cambridge 1930 and 1931; dir. Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd, chairman 1964-77, pres. 1977; RAuxAF 1935, RAF 1939-45 (Group Capt.); DFC 1940, DSO 1942, Czech War Cross, despatches; fighter pilot during Battle of Britain, commanded night fighter squadron 1941-2, strike Mosquito wing Norwegian waters 1943; succ. father as 2nd Baronet 9 June 1964, but disclaimed succession to Barony; MP (C) Holborn 1945-50; dir. Assoc. TV Corpn and Price Bros Ltd; m. 1st 26 Aug. 1939 Cynthia, d. of Col. Hugh Glencairn Monteith OBE DSO RAMC; 2nd 15 Aug. 1946 Jane (formerly wife of Peter Lindsay), d. of Maj. Robert Orlando Rudolph Kenyon-Slaney, of Halton Grange, Shropshire; 3rd 1 Jan. 1951 Vio­let, d. of Sir Humphrey de Trafford, Bt; d. 30 Apr. 1985.

Aitken, Peter Rudyard, 1913-1947

  • GB-2014-WSA-02004
  • Person
  • 1913-1947

Aitken, Hon. Peter Rudyard, brother of Sir John William Maxwell Aitken (qv); b. 22 Mar. 1913; adm. Sept. 1925 (R); left Apr. 1930; Roy. Fusiliers 1940-2, Pioneer Corps 1942, Roy. Fusiliers Aug. 1942-5 (Capt.); m. 1st 25 Jan. 1934 Janet, d. of Murray Macneill, Prof. of Mathematics Dalhousie Univ., Halifax, NS; 2nd 1943 Marie Patricia, d. of Michael Maguire, of Melbourne, Australia; d. 3 Aug. 1947.

Albert, Aubrey John Fenwick (known at school as John Fenwick Albert), 1906-1972

  • GB-2014-WSA-02012
  • Person
  • 1906-1972

Albert, Aubrey John Fenwick (known at school as John Fenwick Albert), son of John Grosvenor Albert of Esher, and Winifred Evelyn, d. of Nicholas Percival Fenwick; b. 8 Sept. 1906; adm. Sept. 1919 (R); left Apr. 1924; called to the Bar (Lincoln's Inn) May 1928; adm. a solicitor 1938; practised at Wells, Somerset; Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) 1939-46 (Maj.); emigrated to Canada 1947; m. 1st 16 Aug. 1930 Margaret Helen, d. of Edward James Bassingthwaite of Sunbury-on-Thames (div. 1948); m. 2nd 7 Dec. 1950 Madeline Joyce Davie; d. 6 Jan. 1972.

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