Doomed Class of Young Winston; JAN 24, 1965 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHURCHILL'S DEATHHidden for 123 Years, It's a Stirring Image of Churchill and Pals at Harrow. Yet, as We Reveal, Tragedy Was So Close for So Many

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Doomed Class of Young Winston; JAN 24, 1965 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHURCHILL'S DEATHHidden for 123 Years, It's a Stirring Image of Churchill and Pals at Harrow. Yet, as We Reveal, Tragedy Was So Close for So Many


Byline: Claudia Joseph

1 WINSTON SPENCER CHUR CHILL 1874-1965. Journalist, author, painter, historian, and our greatest wartime Prime Minister. He was survived by only two of his classmates.

2 GEORGE PHILIP GURNEY HOARE d. 1915. Owner of a ship ping wharf. Badly wounded in First World War and died in hospital in Britain aged 39.

3 OSMOND CHARTERIS DU PORT d.1929. Born in Egypt. Survived the Boer War and the First World War. Died aboard a pas senger liner a month before his 54th birthday.

4 ALEXANDER PHILLIP PER CIVAL d.1946. Worked for the Woods And Forest Service in India.

5 HON JOHN TYRWHITT d. 1937. Surveyor and civil engineer. Tried at the Old Bailey in 1898 for fraud but was found not guilty. Died aged 60 in Australia.

6 AYNSLEY EYRE GREENWELL d.1944. Brother of Bernard Greenwell (also photographed). Served in Boer War and First World War before becoming a brewer.

7 MAURICE RICHARD LYNDON WHITE d.1942. Went to Oxford and became journalist and pub lisher. Lived in Croydon with his wife, two children, a governess and two servants. Declared bankrupt in 1912.

8 WILFRED EDWARD JAMES LA FONTAINE d. 1948. Born in Constantinople. Returned to Turkey after leaving Harrow.

9 ERNALD GEORGE JUSTINIAN HARTLEY d. 1947. Research chemist at Oxford University.

10 MARK RICHARD MILBANKE d.1927. Son of Sir Penistone Milbanke, 9th baronet, he became a portrait painter and Royal Academician.

11 THOMAS BAILEY FORMAN d.1939. Journalist, newspaper owner and printer. Founded Thomas Forman & Sons, now owned by Northcliffe Media.

12 FREDERICK WILLIAM ROB ERTSON OBE d.1938. Served with the Royal Engineers in First World War. Then deputy director of works for Mesopotamia Expedition ary Force.

13 FREDERICK ANDERSON STEBBING d.1900. Killed in 13 action in Boer War during the advance on Ladysmith at the age of 24.

14 DUDLEY BAINES FORWOOD d.1961. Ship owner in Liver pool and London.

15 GERALD HENRY TILSON CHOWNE d. 1917. Attended the Slade School of Art and Design and became a painter. Joined the Artists Rifles in the First World War and was killed in Macedonia at the age of 42.

16 BERNARD EYRE GREEN WELL d.1939. Older brother of Aynsley Eyre Greenwell (also pictured). Senior partner at the stockbroking firm W. Greenwell & Co. He also farmed in Suffolk.

17 ROBERT CORRIE EVANS d.1948. After fighting in the First World War, became Prime War den of The Fishmongers' Company.

GEORGE PYM GORE d.1959.

18 A land agent and surveyor. He served with the Welsh Guards in the First World War.

19 FRANK SYMES THOMPSON d.1948. Brother of Arthur (also pictured). Became a priest and mis sionary in South Africa.

20 OLIVER HARRIS VALPY d. 1914. Served as a second lieuten ant with the Army Service Corps. Killed during the First World War.

21 LIONEL DIXON SPENCER d. 1960. Survived Boer War and First World War. One of the few whose lifespan matched that of Churchill.

22 JOHN CECIL MOR GAN d.1915. Served in Boer War. Died in the First World War. Fought at Gallipoli and was killed in action at Lala Baba aged 39.

23 BRIAN STEWART BROWN d. 1932. Successful stock broker in Liverpool, lived with his widowed mother, his spinster sister and eight servants.

24 HOWARD STRATTEN THOMPSON d.1954 Stockbroking son of a colonel. Became a captain in the Bedfordshire Regi ment in First World War.

25 GEORGE WILLIAM BULK LEY TATTERSALL d.1939. Son of a minister. Served as a captain in the Middlesex Regiment during Boer War.

26THE HON HENRY COR NELIUS O'CALLAGHAN PRITTIE d.1948. An author and 5th Baron Dunalley of Kilboy, Tipperary.

27 WILLIAM FRANCIS MARTIN d.1915. Served in Boer War and First World War. He was killed at the age of 39 during the Second Battle of Ypres. Director of Leicester's Mountserrel Granite company. …

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