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Bannister, E 2nd Lieutenant, RFC, H2-1918.

Bannister, H 2nd Troop D Squadron Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry, H5-1916.

cross Bannister, Robert War Memorial. Father - John Bannister, 26 Powis Road. Wholesale Grocer. Robert born 28th May 1896. Ashton Wesleyan. PGS 21st September 1907 to 25th July 1912. Second Class Honours Oxford Local Junior July 1912, H12-1913. Harris Football Second XI, outside right, 1913, H12-1913. In business with father. KILLED IN WAR. 29th (Public Schools) Battalion Royal Fusiliers, H1-1916. Killed, H9-1916. CWG: Robert BANNISTER, Private, 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers; 19 years. Died 18th May 1916. Service Number PS/9348. John and Emma A Bannister, 26 Powis Road, Preston. Grave V.C.86, Bethune Town Cemetery. Preston Memorial. He was shot by a sniper whilst repairing barbed wire on a moonlit night. He had volunteered to go with the detailed party because his friend had been detailed. He was a wholesale grocer, the son of John and Emma A Bannister, 26 Powis Road, Preston. (John Bannister was an Old Boy.)

Bannister, W Army Service Corps, British Expeditionary Force, H1-1915. H1-1916.

Barnes, Harold. Father - Joseph C Barnes, 7 Mafeking Road, Ashton-on-Ribble. 5 Addison Road, Ashton-on-Ribble. Cantsfield House, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston. Clerk of Works. Harold born 9th April 1898. Roebuck Street School. PGS 12th September 1910 to 24th July 1915. Preliminary 1911. Junior Local 1912. St John Ambulance Assoc First Aid Certificate, 1913. Goodair, H12-1913. Debating Society, H4-1915. Teacher's Certificate Preliminary with Distinction in French and Elementary Science 1915. Higher Certificate: French (including Oral), Elementary Maths, English, History, Chemistry. July 1915. Played in the School cricket 1st XI but not a regular. Goodair tennis, H9-1915. 5th Form 1915. Student Teacher. 4th LNL at Oswestry, H9-1916. Visited PGS whilst on leave, H1-1917. PGSA No 19, 6th February 1925. Life Member. Bestwood, Mayfield Avenue, Ingol, nr Preston. 41 Wordsworth Street, Penrith.

Barwick, Clifford Father - James H Barwick, Hazel Hurst, Victoria Parade, Ashton-on-Ribble. 22 Victoria Parade, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. 1922. Engineering Inspector. Clifford born 18th July 1900. St Andrew's. PGS 14th January 1913 to 24th July 1915. Clerk in Accountant's office. Harris, 1913, H12-1913. Lower 4B 1915. Harris football 1st XI, H4-1915. Royal Naval Air Service, H2-1918

Bateson, Jack 9th Battalion, Royal Field Artillery, H5-1916; H11-1917.

Baxendale, J B Corporal, H11-1917.

Beaven, Cecil Livingstone Born 2nd January 1883. PGS 17th April 1890 to December 1897. Scholar 1894 to 1897. Did not serve in the Armed Forces. The Army List shows he was appointed on 1st May 1906 as an Instructor in Mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. That is, the Headquarters of the Royal Artillery, which from 1914 had thousands of young Officers who needed trigonometry and mathematics. He appears to be the fourth of five sons of Dr Beaven, all of whom had a remarkable propensity for mathematics. 2nd Form 1891. 2nd Mathematical Prize Division F, 1891. 3rd Form Prize and Mathematical Prize Division C, 1893. Mathematical Prize Division A 1895 and 1896. Rev S M Smith's English Literature Prize and the Mental Arithmetic Prize 1896. Edward Garlick's Mathematical Prize Division A, and 5th Form Prize 1897. Pass 1st Division Oxford Locals Junior 1893, youngest on record. Stage 1 Mathematics (Science & Art, South Kensington) 1893. PGS Scholar-elect, 4th Form July 1894. Pass Cambridge Locals (Junior) 1894. 2nd Class Cambridge Locals 1895 with distinction in Mathematics. 2nd Class Oxford Locals 1896, distinction in Mathematics. Pass Oxford Locals Senior 1897, 2nd out of 1,705 in Arithmetic and 14th in Mathematics. 2nd Class Stage 2 Mathematics (Science & Art) 1894 and 1st Class 1895. 2nd Class Stage 3 1896 and 1897. Science & Art Examination in Mechanics 1896, passed, Solids (Advanced Stage) and Fluids. Scholar-elect of Rugby School 1897 - Open Mathematical Scholarship. (Organisation of 'Divisions' and Forms, see Richard Corless - People.)

Bell, Dr Harry HQ Staff, 2nd West Lancashire Royal Field Artillery, H1-1915; H1-1916.

Bentley, Gerald W Lance-Corporal, 11th Manchesters, reported to have been injured, H9-1915. H1-1916.

Bingham W Was in the School, 1909 Roll.

Bingham, William Father - Henry Bingham, 309 New Hall Lane, Preston; 1922. Commercial Traveller. William born 5th July 1896. St Matthew's School. PGS 13th September 1909 to 27th July 1911. To Clerk in Valuer's Office. Loyal North Lancashires, H1-1915. H1-1916.

Blackhurst joined Territorials, H9-1914. Blackhurst, John James Father - John James Blackhurst, Sharoe Green, Broughton. Farmer. John born 7th September 1893. Christ Church Elementary. PGS 16th September 1907 to 25th July 1912. Oxford Local Delegacy University Certificates, Junior, Pass 2nd Division. Third Class Honours Oxford Local July 1912; French Special Prize 1912. Football Colours 1912-13. Battersea College. (Note: Home address is Sharoe Green and Christ Church is in Bow Lane, off Fishergate. Does this in fact mean Christ Church, Fulwood? Almost opposite, one road back, the former Workhouse on Watling Street Road.) A Company, 10th Middlesex (Duke of Cambridge's Own) H1-1915; former House captain, large fierce-tackling full back (the writer of this note used the same description for Addison!), H1-1916, now in India, H9-1915.

Blackhurst, William Form prize, Lower III, 1912. Upper IIIa Form Prize, 1913, H12-1913. Cadet, Royal Flying Corps, H11-1917. Released, H4-1919. PGSA No 149, 13th January 1926. Capri, 21 Watson's Road, South Shore, Blackpool. C/o Messrs W & A Blackhurst, Solicitors, 22 Edward Street, Blackpool. Was in TA Reserve but just before outbreak of WW2 transferred back to his former Unit, H12-1939.

Bond, Robert (Bond, R B ?) Father - Frederick Bond, 8 Park View Terrace, Waterloo Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. Plumber, Journeyman. Robert born 6th November 1898. St Andrew's Boys. PGS 13th September 1909 to 27th July 1911. Free Place. Apprentice Pattern Maker. Army Service Corps, H5-1916.

Bott, Cyril Henry Halton Father - Arthur T Bott, 63 Victoria Road, Fulwood, Preston; 1922. Secretary for Elementary Education. Cyril born 30th March 1897. Wolverley Secondary School, near Kidderminster. PGS 11th January 1912 to 8th April 1914. Civil Service, Clerk in Engineering Department, Post Office, Preston. Played two piano solos at the concert in the School Hall on the evening of the drive along Moor Park Avenue by TMs King George V and Queen Mary before 20,000 school children. Contributed a poem, "A Piano" to the Literary Section of The Hoghtonian Vol 1 No 1. Harris Football First XI, right half, 1913, H12-1913. Liverpool Scottish, H1-1915. H1-1916.

cross Bott, George War Memorial. Weighty Harris safe-anchor in the tug-of-war. Now in the kilts of the Liverpool Scottish, reported to have been injured, H9-1915, H1-1916. Lieutenant, Military Cross, H2-1918. George Gerald Randall Bott, born 18th October 1891, West Derby. Son of Arthur T Bott, Inspector, Board of Schools, and Constance Bott, of 63 Victoria Road, Fulwood, Preston. George married to Mary Ansell Bott and lived at 71 Beverley Crescent, Bedford, (presumably this was the wartime address). One son and three daughters. Mercantile Marine Office, Deputy Superintendent, Liverpool, since 1912. Released in September 1914 for Army Service. Enlisted as a Private 10th September 1914, later Lance Corporal, in the 6th (Rifle) Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment. Went to France 24th February 1915. Bullet wound to his leg at Ypres on 10th June 1915; returned to UK on 20th June 1915; completely recovered by November. Commissioned on 14th December in 3rd South Lancashires and was attached to the 8th Border Regiment. Wounded 7th June 1917 at Messines. Awarded the Military Cross, London Gazette Volume 1 1918. Killed in Action 13th April 1918. George Bott is briefly mentioned on pages 138 and 183 of The Border Regiment In World War One. CWG: Bott, G G R Lieutenant, South Lancashire Regiment. Attached to Border Regiment. 26 years. Died 13th April 1918. Military Cross. Son of Arthur T and Constance Bott of 63 Victoria Road, Fulwood, Preston; husband of Mary A Bott. Grave Reference V . D . 29 Messines Ridge British Cemetery.

cross Bourn, Percy Thomas NOT on the Memorial. Born 23rd August 1880. PGS 15th January 1891 to ? July 1898. 1st Form 1891. In 5th Form July 1898. CWG: Private, RAMC. Secondary Regiment - King's Shropshire Light Infantry attached to the 1st Battalion. 36 years of age. Died 13th October 1918. Service No 69241. The son of the late William and Ann Bourn, Dilworth, Longridge. Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 4 C.

Bourn, Samuel John Edward Father - Robert Bourn, 30 Addison Road, Ashton-on-Ribble. Hay Rake Maker. Sam born 24th May 1888. PGS September 1901 to ? (Known only as Sam, or "S" single initial in most documents. The connection between Sam Bourn and numerous documents showing S J E Bourn was made on 31st March 2008, found a document on which his father signed all three names, none of the three ever previously seen by me.) Sergeant RAMC, H9-1916.

Bowker, Henry Alan Father - Joseph Henry Bowker, 93 Brackenbury Road. Minister of United Methodist Church. Henry born 5th May 1896. Moor Park Wesleyan. PGS 14th September 1908 to 27th July 1911. Junior Thornley Scholarship year ended July 1909; Alderman Woods' Prize for English Literature, Lower School; Form Middle I Greatest progress. To Leeds High School. Family left town. Old Boy, awarded by Leeds a Senior City Scholarship, H9-1914. Second Lieutenant, 13th Service Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, H9-1915. H1-1916. The 1918 Army List shows him as a Lieutenant as from 1st July 1917. Military Cross.

Boyle, John Charles Father - Samuel E Boyle, 34 Fishergate Hill, Preston. Superintendent of Assurance Company. John born 23rd September 1899. Christ Church School. PGS 11th January 1912 to 22nd December 1914. Harris Institute for Day Commercial Classes. Clerk in Chartered Accountants. Second Lieutenant, pilot in the RAF, reported missing since 4th September 1918. Son of S E Boyle, formerly of Fishergate Hill, now (September 1918) superintendent of the Prudential Assurance Company, Blackpool. Lieutenant Boyle was educated at Preston Grammar School and took his commission at Queen's College, Oxford, in early February 1918. When he was in Preston he was associated with Fishergate Baptist Church; (Press report.) British Red Cross Society informed his father that he is a prisoner of war. LDP 2nd October 1918.

cross Bramwell, Norman War Memorial. Father - William Bramwell, 16 Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston. Solicitor. Norman born 19th October 1898. Miss Threlfall's Private School. PGS 13th May 1907 to 19th March 1913. To King William's College, Isle of Man. KILLED IN WAR. Pass Oxford Local Junior July 1912; Royal Life-Saving Certificate 1912; LCC Open Exhibition 1913, H12-1913. CWG: Norman BRAMWELL, Second Lieutenant, B Company 2nd/7th Battalion, formerly 3rd/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 30th March 1918. 19 years. Son of William and the late Christiana Bramwell of 16 Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston. Memorial Reference: Panel 32 to 34 Pozieres Memorial, Somme. Preston Memorial: 50 Lune Street, 2/7 Lancashire Fusiliers, 2nd Lieutenant, 30th March 1918, Oubercourt, Amberscourt (?)

Breakell, Arthur Clayton Father - John James Breakell, 8 Mill Bank, Church Street, Preston. Dental Surgeon. Arthur born 21st October 1900. Christ Church School. PGS 17th September 1912 to 24th July 1915. Articled to a firm of cotton manufacturers. Released from HM Forces, H4-1919. (A note has been seen of a "Captain Breakell" in 1939.) PGSA No 14, 6th February 1925. 8 Mill Bank, Church Street, Preston. 11 Woodland Terrace, Lipson, Plymouth. 3 Queens Gate Villas, Freedom Park, Plymouth. C/o Frank Gaccon & Co, 123 Tavistock Road, Drake's Circus, Plymouth. Struck Off 1935. Mill Bank was opposite the Prison, now open space between Ringway and Deepdale Road.

Bretherton, W 5th Reserve Battalion, Manchester Regiment, H6-1918.

Briggs, Archie Father - Walter Briggs, 80 Church Street, Preston. 1922. Newsagent and Stationer. Archie born 7th December 1896. St Mary's Street Wesleyan. PGS 16th September 1907 to 26th July 1913. Corporation Free Scholarship. (Briggs, A) School Football Captain, 1912-13 Season, H12-1913. Clerk, Manchester & Liverpool District Bank. Briggs, Archie Browning Joined Territorials, H9-1914. Westminster Dragoons, H1-1916. (Briggs, A) - Released from HM Forces, H4-1919.

Briggs, Eric Alan Father - Walter Briggs, 80 Church Street, Preston. 1922. Stationer and Newsagent. Eric born 1st July 1895. St Mary's Street Wesleyan. PGS 14th September 1908 to 25th July 1912. Preliminary Teachers' Examinations Parts I and II, H12-1913. To Battersea College. Joined Territorials, H9-1914. A Company, 10th Middlesex (Duke of Cambridge's Own), H1-1915. A former House vice captain, now in India - see J J Blackledge, H9-1915. H1-1916.

Briggs, Walter Percy Royal Field Artillery, H1-1916.

Broadbent, W Goodair 1913. Upper 4th 1915. Army Service Corps, H11-1917.

Brown, Eric Barlow Father - Dr D W Brown, Havelock Terrace, Garstang Road, Preston. Eric born 24th January 1894. Mrs Dall's School, Fulwood. PGS September 1902 to ? 1st Form Prize, 1902-3. 2nd Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashires, H1-1915. Captain, B Company 3rd Battalion LNL, in East Africa, H1-1916. Brother of Kenneth Robert, see below. Havelock Terrace is opposite St Thomas's Road and Moor Park gates.

cross Brown, Fred War Memorial. Father - Henry Brown, 319 Cemetery Road, Preston. Beerseller. Fred born 22nd January 1892. St Matthew's. PGS 21st September 1903 to ? Gunner, Comrades Battalion, Royal Field Artillery, H9-1915. H1-1916. CWG: Gunner, RFA, 117th Battery, 26th Brigade, 25 years; died 30th October 1917 at Passchendaele. Service Number L/2765. Henry and Jane Brown, 319 Cemetery Road - Cemetery Road Hotel - Preston. VI.B.3 Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, West Vlaanderen. Preston Memorial: Fred Brown 319 Cemetery Road (Cemetery Road Hotel), 117 Battery 26th Brigade, Gunner 2765. Died 30th October 1917, Passchendaele.

Brown, Kenneth Robert Father - Daniel Walter Brown, Moor Park Villa, Garstang Road, Preston. (There is then a cryptic and partially unreadable note : Mr Brown = Mrs Pirie, Moor Park Avenue. It may read Mrs Brown = Mrs Pirie). Doctor of Medicine. Kenneth born 30th May 1898. Mrs Dall's, Fulwood Private School. PGS 22nd April 1907 to 27th July 1911. Scholarship to Leys School, Cambridge. 1910 School Roll, Thornley Junior Scholar from Preparatory Department. Gained a £100 scholarship at Edinburgh University, H1-1917. Lieutenant, Military Cross, Prize Day report 1919. Brother of Eric Barlow Brown, see above.

Burton, Albert Alfred Charles MA Oxon. BA Oxford. Appointed beginning of Spring Term as an additional Classics Master from Cowley School, St Helens, H1-1915. Senior Classics Master, was also an enthusiastic cricket master. Thornley House Master. Senior Classics Master left end of last term intending to join RN or Army, H9-1916. 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery, went to France in May 1917, injured and in hospital. The third member of staff to be wounded. Convalescing at Osborne, IoW, and expects to return to France, H11-1917. Expects to go out again to the front shortly, H2-1918. Rejoined Staff at start of Spring Term 1919, H4-1919. Reports some years afterwards disclosed he had fragments of his metal helmet in his skull. PGSA No 181, 18th July 1925. 249 Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston. The Grammar School, Coventry. King Henry VIII School, Coventry. Resigned from PGSA 1938-39.

Burton, Richard Father - Richard Burton, 372 New Hall Lane, Preston; 1922. Highfield, Ribbleton, Preston. Clerk at County Offices. Richard born 3rd September 1897. St Matthew's. PGS 13th September 1909 to 20th December 1913. Oxford Junior Locals 3rd Class Honours 1912. Oxford & Cambridge Joint Board School Certificate 1913. School Scholarship £10 for 3 years, 1912. Third place in the School Gymnastic Competition, 1913. Miller football vice captain, 1913-14 season, H12-1913. Clerk at County Offices. Scottish Battalion, King's Liverpool. Attempted to claim he was Scottish in order to join the Gordon Highlanders. He was known at School as 'Turque', H9-1915, H1-1916. Former Miller House Captain, visited the School during the Spring Term before returning to France, H6-1918. Military Medal, H10-1918. PGSA No 28, 6th February 1925. 84 St Andrew's Avenue, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. Resigned. See Minutes of Council Meeting, 3rd February 1927.

cross Burton, William Edgar Bowness War Memorial. Assistant Master. Art Master. Designed the front of the menu, "Teaching at School, BC-1913", for the PGSA Dinner, 10th December 1913. Designed front cover of The Hoghtonian Vol 1 Number 1, December 1913, which continued in use, H12-1913. Joined the Artists' Rifles OTC on 26th September 1915. Completed training and was accepted to be commissioned into 3rd/5th Lancashire Fusiliers, returned to his HQ to await Gazetting, contracted pneumonia. Cadet, D Company, Artists' Rifles (OTC), died of pneumonia in a London hospital, H5-1916. Died in the Endell Street, London, Military Hospital. CWG: A Cadet in the OTC, The 3rd/28th London Regiment (Artists' Rifles). Age 33. Died 5th March 1916. Service Number 4610. Son of William Bowness and Alice Emilie Burton, 15 Spring Bank, Preston. 213.9.6 Screen Wall, Kensal Green (All Souls') Cemetery. Preston Memorial: Adds that he was serving in the 2nd/28th (County of London Battalion) London Regiment.

Butterworth, Arthur Father - E Butterworth, 20 Addison Road, Preston. Commercial Traveller. Arthur born 6th September 1889. PGS September 1900 to ? Modern (DoB ? 1888) Motor Transport, Army Service Corps, H11-1917. Addison Road, Preston, is the stretch between Garstang Road and approximately Brook Street or perhaps Tulketh Mill. Name match only. There is only one Butterworth so far known.