The OBA and the School
Old Boys' Honours
The following list is courtesy of Old Crosbeian Michael Sharp (1943-49):
The Rt. Rev.The Lord Runcie, MC, PC, Royal Victorian Chain
Sir Hardman Lever, Bart, KCB, Legion of Honour
Sir Watson Rutherford, Bart., JP, MP
Sir Kenneth Christophas, KCMG, MBE
Sir Richard Costain, CBE
Sir Allen Daley, MD, FRCP, Hon LLD.
Sir James Darling CMG, OBE. (former Assistant. Master)
Sir Maxwell Entwistle, KBE
Sir Denis Gerrard, QC
Sir Henry Lumby, CBE, JP, DL
Sir Robin Mountfield, KCB
Sir Ernest Stacey
Prof. Sir Alexander Turnbull, CBE, FRCOG
Sir John Lawson Walton, KC, JP, MP
Sir Edgar Walton KCMG
Leslie Atkinson, BEM
David Beattie, CMG
Charles Betts, CB, FREng.
Lt. Col. Ernest Briggs, CBE, DSO
Lt. Col. Albert Buckley, CBE, DSO, MP
Lt. Col. Harrison H. Cail, OBE
Eddie Clein, Lord Mayor of Liverpool
Kenneth M. Cowley, CMG, OBE
Vice-Admiral Peter Dunt, CB DL
Commodore David Dutton OBE.
Thomas Evans, CBE, DL
Sterry Freeman, CBE
Brian Gambles, MBE
Lt. Col. Cecil Garstang, CBE
George Kruger Gray, CBE, ARCA, FSA
Richard Greenwood, OBE
Tony Brady, CBE
Kenneth Hamilton, CBE
John Hunter, CB
Philip Ingham, The Waddington Medal
Peter Gerald Jones, MBE
Ben Kay, MBE
Dr. Robert F. Leggett, Order of Canada
Richard Love, CBE, JP
Dr. Nelson Marsham, CBE, FRS
Prof. Peter Mittler, CBE
Major-General Paul Nanson CBE
Paul Scot Rankine, CBE
Prof. Gareth E. Roberts, Order of Australia
Gwilym Roberts, CBE, FREng.
Alastair H Swayn, Order of Australia
Brigadier Walter Scott DSO. MC.
Kenneth Taylor, CB
Rear Admiral John Watkins, CB, OBE
Prof. Charles Wells, CBE, FRCS
Prof. Sir Charles Webster, KCMG, Litt.D, FBA
Alastair Wilson, Lord Mayor of Bristol
Albert Wood, CBE
HM Armed Services
Senior Officers from Merchant Taylors who have attained flag, field, or airrank :
Vice–Admiral Peter. Dunt CB. DL.
Rear–Admiral John Watkins CB. OBE.
Rear –Admiral Stephen Meyer.
Commodore David Dutton OBE.
Commandant Dame Jean Lancaster nee Davies, DBE (former Headmaster’s Secretary)
Major-General Paul Nanson CBE.
Brigadier William Eastwood
Brigadier Walter Scott DSO. MC.
Air-Vice Marshal P. G. Campbell.
Every effort is made to record honours awarded to Old Boys but the list shown below is not guaranteed to be a complete record. If anyone is aware of omissions or inaccuracies they should contact the OBA Membership Secretary, Ian Duckett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second World War Roll of Honour
Second World War Roll of Honour (1939-45)
Second World War Roll of Honour (1939 – 1945)
|David George Alexander||1926-1934||Ifan Hywel Wynn Jones||1924-1932|
|Thomas Humphrey Baird||1904-1942||Thomas Donald Kerr||1926-1932|
|Archibald Bayliss||1932-1937||Adrian Gordon Stewart Laidlaw||1934-1939|
|William Douglas Bell||1916-1919||Geoffrey Charles Lawrenson||1925-1934|
|James Henry Banning Blake||1927-1930||Charles Louis Ivor Lecoustre||1912-1915|
|Michael Francis Blumer||1931-1939||William Cedric Leeming||1924-1931|
|Basil Brear||1931-1937||David Vickery Leighton||1930-1938|
|Robert Alastair Wylie Breingan||1934-1940||Maurice Victor Longbottom||1924-1931|
|Ian Mc Kenzie Briscoe||1933-1940||Philip William Longbottom||1922-1931|
|John Edwin Chadwick||1931-1940||John Leman Lumby||1925-1932|
|Alan Ernest Chetter||1929-1936||Alexander Inglis Macdonald||1929-1938|
|Hedley Thomas James Clark||1934-1939||Thomas David Merrick||1931-1939|
|Cyril Marsden Clayton||1929-1937||Robert Duncan Miller||1918-1923|
|Robert Connolly||1921-1927||Robert Ronald Curphey Morris||1934-1939|
|Patrick James Court||1934-1939||Noel Spencer Nicklin||1919-1926|
|Arthur Maxwell Cromie||1932-1938||Terence Ernest Norbury||1926-1936|
|Thomas Edward Davies||1919-1923||David Harrop Owens||1926-1932|
|John Derbyshire||1928-1935||Roger Edward Rawle Paramore||1929-1938|
|Richard Whickham Dixon||1925-1931||Harry Chester Pollard||1919-1923|
|Charles Malcolm Thane Dodd||1933-1938||Arthur Bernard Randall||1935-1940|
|Keith Charles Dransfield||1927-1931||Hugh Allan Rankin||1924-1932|
|John Dunbar||1930-1934||Richard Arthur Rhodes||1931-1939|
|Arthur Pearson Dyke||1921-1931||William Eric Richards||1927-1934|
|Harold Eastwood||1895-1900||Eric Lloyd Roberts||1918-1925|
|William James Eastwood||1911-1922||John Francis Robinson||1931-1937|
|Wilfred Edgar Evans||1929-1935||John Vernon Robinson||1931-1940|
|John Pattison Ewbank||1931-1937||Walter Lelievre Sell||1931-1937|
|Noel Douglas Fleming||1918-1926||Brian William Coulson Shaw||1923-1929|
|John Gerald Fogarty||1932-1935||John Colville Simpson||1929-1937|
|Collen Jackson Foster||1935-1940||William Francis Simpson||1921-1924|
|Kenneth George William Fry||1919-1923||John Maxton Smith||1929-1938|
|Thomas Raymond Fyles||1922-1931||Trevor Hardy Smith||1918-1923|
|Robert Ronald Wilfrid Garrett||1924-1926||Paul McKelvie Southwood||1925-1934|
|Kenneth Gee||1929-1937||George Greaves Steele||1924-1931|
|George Hardman Gerrard||1924-1933||Valanatine Alexander Stookes||1910-1911|
|Kenneth McLeod Gillies||1924-1929||Ian Welsh Sutherland||1927-1937|
|Charles Roland Goodman||1928-1931||Gordon Webster Thoroughgood||1927-1932|
|Beresford Arnold Grosvenor||1931-1938||William Turnbull||1925-1930|
|Francis William Guest||1922-1930||William Henry Spencer Tyrer||1923-1928|
|Charles Gerard Haley||1914-1920||George William Lewis Watson||1936-1937|
|Robert Edwin Hall||1929-1936||Frederick Herbert Weston||1919-1920|
|Noel Hawksby||1925-1932||George Harvey Whalen||1931-1935|
|Cyril Heskel||1934-1938||Stanley Burke Winyates||1936-1940|
|John Newton Hickson||1931-1934||Noel White||1934-1938|
|Derek Arthur Holt||1933-1936||Charles Samuel Whitehead||1921-1926|
|Frank Bryan Hookins||1931-1935||Alan Hulme Whitfield||1930-1936|
|Eric Hopkinson||1918-1922||Hugh Glynne Williams||1934-1940|
|Gerald Hough||1933-1938||James Nicol Work||1922-1928|
|Colin Hendrie Howie||1931-1938||Derek Wright||1936-1940|
|Eric Geoffrey Hunt||1927-1935||William Henry Alexander Wright||1927-1934|
|Godfrey Tegid Jones||1927-1936||Kenneth Stanley Young||1921-1928|
Book of Remembrance
THE WAR MEMORIAL – THE UNVEILING OF THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
The Service was conducted by Canon E. W. Grensted, D.D., M.A. After the opening hymn (“For all the Saints who from their Labours rest”)-and prayers-there was a short address by the Headmaster.
He spoke of how this Ceremony was to mark the completion of the first stage of the Memorial, which will also one day take the form of a new Gymnasium for the School. He spoke of how the project was initiated in 1946 and how fitting it was that it should have been conceived and carried out by Old Boys of the School who had played on the same fields as those who had fallen. It was felt, said Mr. York, that a Gymnasium would be a fitting memorial to the fallen, to be used as it would be by many hundreds of boys who passed through the School.
Mr. Pape, the President of the Old Boys’ Association, unveiled the Book which was then dedicated by Canon Grensted. The Roll of Honour was recited by R.D.L. Williams. After the Buglers from the 5th Battalion The King’s Liverpool Regiment had sounded the “Last Post” and “Reveille” the book was given by the President into the safe-keeping of the Governors and of the School.
After H. Preston Reynolds had spoken on behalf of the Association, the Book was handed to the Head Boy and taken by him and a Guard of Honour from the School’s Combined Cadet Force to its final resting-place.
The Hymn “O Valiant Hearts who to your glory came” was followed by Prayers and the Benediction and the National Anthem.
After the Ceremony the Book was inspected by the relatives of the boys who died. The Book is now in its resting-place by the Main Entrance to the School in a special case designed by the School Architect, Mr. John Nelson, B.Arch., A.R.I.B.A, It is in itself a beautiful work of art and the Association are grateful to the artist who inscribed the Book, Miss Grace Best, A.R.C.A.
The Ceremony was enhanced by the singing of the School, and the drill and precision of the Guard of Honour from the Cadet Corps, while the recital from memory of the names on the Roll of Honour by Ronald Williams was felt by everyone present to be a tribute to those boys whose names they were.
The following quotation is taken from the farewell message by Mr John Pape to Old Crosbeians shortly before he handed over the Presidency of the Association:
“The most important day during my year of President was undoubtedly May 25th when the Book of Remembrance containing the names of the Old Crosbeians who gave their lives in the last War, was dedicated by an Old Crosbeian, Canon L. W. Grensted, M.A., D.D. To have had the honour of unveiling the Book of Remembrance will long be my most treasured thought as of those whose names are on the Roll of Honour – I knew personally all but two. The precision and the dignity with which everything was carried out during the Ceremony created a marked impression on the vast assembly.
The Book of Remembrance now rests in an alcove just within the Main Entrance to the Hall. A fresh page is turned and seen each day when the School is open.”
Yours sincerely, JNO. PAPE.”
An extract from a Message from the Headmaster Mr T.J.P. York
“I am grateful to the Editor for allowing me space in the Old Boys’ section of the REVIEW in which to recall my ten happy years at the school, which began in such different circumstances from the present. With many of those whom I now know best among Old Boys I made my first contact in the series of News-Letters to service-men. I was greatly encouraged by the response which those letters evoked, and by the sustained interest in the school shown by so many who had passed through it before I came. Many Old Boys’ functions of a school, set in the area where the majority work and where they meet each other constantly, are necessarily not on the scale of those where meetings of Old Boys provide the only opportunity of renewing friendships forged many years before. But when the great occasion comes, as it did at the Dedication of the Book of Remembrance this year, the strength of the ties which draw Old Boys to each other and to the School are plain for all to see, and a source of inspiration for those who work in it now. T.J.P.Y.”
|1964||Rev H.M. Luft|
|1929||Rev. C. F. Russell|
|1863||Rev. Samuel Crawford Armour|
|1861||Rev. Robert Oliver Carter|
|1850||Rev. John Burnard|
|1829||Rev. Joseph Clarke|
|1788||Rev. Matthew Chester|
Head Boys of the School
|1999||A. F. RAMADAN|
|1988||R.W. GLYNNE JONES|
|1952||C.J M. MacDOUGALL|
The School Song
The School Song
Surely, no one who has been at school can possibly forget our School Song!
However, for those for whom nostalgia is not what it used to be . . .
Not in some shelter’d nook
Of inland calm and rest,
But on the stream of trade
With North, South, East and West.
Where countless ships go by
To brave the angry sea
We found thee, dear old school,
And faithful cleave to thee.
Crescat, Crescat, Crosbeia,
Crescat, Crescat, Crosbeia,
Floreat, Floreat Fortuna,
We owe thee lessons taught
To foster manhood true,
And send us forth prepared
To wait, and dare, and do;
To honour good and right,
To answer duty’s call,
In steadfast loyalty
United, one and all.
Taken from “Crosby Songs” – The song book of Merchant Taylors’ School Crosby. June 1934.
Words by Mr W E Heitland