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Brock, Denison Saumarez, 1922-1980

  • GB-2014-WSA-00020
  • Person
  • 1922-1980

Brock, Denison Saumarez, brother of Donald Alastair Carey Brock (qv); b. 27 Apr. 1922; adm. Sept. 1935 (A), (B) Sept. 1939; left July 1940; Trin. Coll. Camb., matric. 1940, BA 1948, MA 1953; RM 1941-5 (Capt.); asst master at the school 1949-78, housemaster Ashburnham 1953-63, Grant's 1963-9, Sen. Master 1972-8, retd 1978; a substantial benefactor to the school; d. 3 Nov. 1980.


  • GB-2014-WSA-01871
  • Corporate body
  • 1882-

Ashburnham was originally located in Ashburnham House. The building had housed the library of the antiquarian Sir Robert Cotton, containing some of the most important Old English manuscripts in existence, many of which were destroyed or damaged in the fire of 1731, including the manuscript of Beowulf. Those that survived formed the foundation collection of the British Library.
Originally owned by the Abbey, the Public Schools Act of 1868 recommended that the building be bought by the School on the death of the occupant, the sub-dean, much to the Abbey’s consternation. The Dean and Chapter used their control over the Governing Body to attempt to prevent the school from buying the building from the Abbey, but this manoeuvre was overturned by Parliament. The sub-dean living in the house survived until 1881.
The house was finally founded the year after the sub-dean died.

Aglionby, Arthur Hugh, 1885-1918

  • GB-2014-WSA-01987
  • Person
  • 1885-1918

Aglionby, Arthur Hugh, brother of John Orfeur Aglionby (q.v.); b. Nov. 4, 1885; adm. Sept. 28, 1899 (A); left July 1905; Corpus Coll. Oxon., matric. Michaelmas 1905; 1st Cl. Lit. Hum. 1908; B.A. 1908; M.A. 1912; an assistant master at preparatory schools at St. Andrews and at Bournemouth, and subsequently at Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada; 2nd Lieut. Dorsetshire R.G.A., No. 1 Co., April 4, 1912; returned home from Canada in July 1914; Lieut. R.G.A. Dec. 1, 1914, Capt. (acting) Aug. 26, 1917; Major (acting) May 29, 1918; went out to the western front in Sept. 1916 and served with the 174th, 244th, and 219th Siege Batteries, being in command of the last at the time of his death; M.C. Jan. 1, 1919; d. at the second Canadian C. C. S. at Roubaix Nov. 7, 1918, of wounds received in action at Moen, near the Scheidt, on the same day; unm.

Blane, James Pitcairn, 1883-1915

  • GB-2014-WSA-03408
  • Person
  • 1883-1915

Blane, James Pitcairn, second son of Capt. Arthur Rodney Blane, R. N., of Heggatt Hall, near Norwich, by Mary Georgina, second daughter of James Pitcairn Campbell, of Burton Hall, Cheshire; b. May 27, 1883; adm. May 2, 1895 (A); left July 1901; became a mining engineer; was four years in West Australia, and went to West Africa several times; was manager of a mine in Cornwall when the war broke out; Lieut. 8th (Service) Batt. the King's Royal Rifle Corps Oct. 2, 1914; Capt. March 5, 1915; went out to the western front in May 1915; d. in the Belgian hospital at Poperinghe Nov. 23, 1915, from wounds received in action in West Flanders Nov. 19, 1915.

Bowes-Scott, Harry George Rodney, 1887-1916

  • GB-2014-WSA-03630
  • Person
  • 1887-1916

Bowes-Scott, Harry George Rodney, only son of Henry Bowes-Scott, of Chelsea, by Alice Henrietta Rodney, eldest daughter of Sir Hugh Owen, Bart., by his second wife; b. May 15, 1887; adm. Sept. 26, 1901 (A); left Easter 1903; a civil engineer at Calcutta; 2nd Lieut. Infantry Reserve of Officers, Indian Army, Aug. 7, 1915; attached 29th Punjabis Sept. 4, 1915; killed in action at Soko River, German East Africa, March 21, 1916.

Bowman, Arthur William, 1887-1918

  • GB-2014-WSA-03639
  • Person
  • 1887-1918

Bowman, Arthur William, son of the Rev. Arthur Gerald Bowman, Vicar of St. Mark's, Kensington; b. May 1, 1887; adm. from Eton Jan. 17, 1901 (A); left July 1905; New Coll. Oxon., matric. Michaelmas 1905; joined the army in Aug. 1914; served on the western front as Corporal 23rd Batt. London Regt.; m.; d. a prisoner of war at Valenciennes April 12, 1918, of wounds received in action.

Bramall, Ernest Ashley, 1916-1999

  • GB-2014-WSA-03718
  • Person
  • 1916-1999

Bramall, Sir Ernest Ashley, son of Maj. Edmund Haselden Bramall RA, and Katherine Bridget, d. of Capt. Ashley Westby of Bath; b. 6 Jan. 1916; adm. Sept. 1929 (A); left Dec. 1930 and went to Canford Sch.; Magd. Coll. Oxf., matric. 1935, BA 1938, MA 1955; 1st Northants Yeomanry 1941; transf. to Reece Corps 1941; ERE list 1942 (Maj.); MP (Lab) Bexley 1946-50; called to the Bar (Inner Temple) Nov. 1949; Westminster City Council 1959-68, LCC 1961-5, GLC and ILEA 1964-86; Chairman ILEA 1965-7 and 1984-6, Leader 1970-81; Chairman and Vice­ Chairman Council of LEAs 197 5-7; Leader Man. Panel Burnham Committee 1973-8; Kt 1975; DL (Greater Land.) 1982; Chairman Nat. Council for Drama Training 1981-; Council of City Univ. 1981-; Governor Museum of London 1981-; Grand Officer Order of Orange-Nassau 1982; Chairman GLC 1982-3; m. 1st 1939 Margaret Elaine Taylor OBE, d. of Raymond Taylor; 2nd 1950 Germaine Margaret, d. of Dr V. Bloch; d. 10 Feb. 1999

Brock, Donald Alastair Carey, 1919-1941

  • GB-2014-WSA-03834
  • Person
  • 1919-1941

Brock, Donald Alastair Carey, son of Capt. Donald Carey Brock CBE RN, of Guernsey, and his first wife Jocelyn Florence, d. of Admiral John Denison DSO RN, of Alverstoke, Hants; b. 7 Aug. 1919; adm. Sept. 1932 (A); left Dec. 1936; Cadet RN Jan. 1937, Sub.-Lieut. Apr. 1939, Lieut. July 1940; lost in HMS Bonaventure March 1941.

Buckman, James Leslie, 1892-1916

  • GB-2014-WSA-04055
  • Person
  • 1892-1916

Buckman, James Leslie, only son of James Buckman, of East Dulwich, Surrey, Borough Treasurer of Bermondsey, by Mary Jane, daughter of James Neighbour, of London; b. Nov. 11, 1892; adm. May 2, 1907 (A); left Dec. 1910; Wadham Coll. Oxon., matric. Michaelmas 1911; adm. to the Middle Temple April 5, 1911; 2nd Lieut. 8th (Service) Batt. Gloucs, Regt. Nov. 14, 1914; Lieut. Feb. 13, 1915, 12th (Service) Batt. (Bermondsey) East Surrey Regt. June 29, 1915; Capt. Oct. 9, 1915; went out to the western front May 1, 1916; killed in action at Fiers, France, Sept. 15, 1916; unm.

Bull, Roland John Howard, 1892-1917

  • GB-2014-WSA-04087
  • Person
  • 1892-1917

Bull, Roland John Howard, eldest son of Henry John Howard Bull, of Hammersmith, solicitor, by Bertha Frances, daughter of Frederick John Nash, of Tulse Hill, Surrey; b. April 10, 1892; adm. Jan. 19, 1905 (A); left July 1907; adm. a solicitor Dec. 1913, and became a partner in the firm of Bull and Bull, of London and Hammersmith; joined the Artists' Rifles Feb. 24, 1909; 2nd Lieut. 16th (co. of London) Batt. the London Regt. (Queen's Westminster Rifles) Aug. 26, 1914; Lieut. June 25, 1915; Capt. May 24, 1917; went out to the western front Sept. 29, 1915; attached to the R.E. for Army Signal Service Sept. 13, 1916, and subsequently to 8th Heavy Artillery; killed accidentally July 13, 1917; unm.

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