Rain, Hugh Carnegie War Memorial. Rain, Carnigie Father - Hugh Rain, Kenyon Villa, Liverpool Road, Penwortham; 1922, 15 Moor Park Avenue, Preston. Music Hall Artiste etc. Carnigie born 2nd July 1896. Copp Lane Elementary. PGS 17th June 1909 to 27th July 1911. Clerk. KILLED IN WAR. D Company, 7th LNL (Preston Pals), H1-1915. Drummer, D (Preston Pals) Company, 7th LNL, H9-1915. Died 1915 from wounds before his father arrived from UK, H1-1916. CWG: Hugh Carnegie Rain, Private 7th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire. 19 years. Died 27th September 1915. Service No 13019. Son of Hugh and Margaret Rain of Preston, Lancashire. Grave reference: II . D . 3 Abbeville Communal Cemetery. "Carnigie" is very emphatically written with no possibility of mis-reading. His father wrote "Carnigie" twice and no reference to the boy being "Hugh". His father also described himself as a Musical Entertainer. Known at PGS as Hugh. Parents known to have used "C H Rain". In April-May 2008, on entering the Harris Art Gallery, pass through the glass doors into the central space and just to front left is a free standing substantial locked glass case containing one hand written entry form for Hugh Rain's name to be included on the Preston Borough War Memorial, the form having been framed for display. It reads: C H Rain Moor Park Avenue Manager for Will Onda's Animated Pictures. 7th Loyal North Lancashire Private 13019. October 1915 France. "Will Onda" was Hugh Rain, entertainer, film maker, owner of a chain of theatres and cinemas. The War Memorial on the stairs of the Harris Museum records C.H. Rain incorrectly as "Pain". He is recorded as "Hugh Rain" on the War Memorial of Lancaster Road Congregational Church, which co-incidentally was dedicated on the same evening that the School Memorial Window and Tablet were unveiled. Several other Old Boys are on the Church's Memorial.
Rawcliffe, Norman Father - John Rawcliffe, 5 Tulketh Avenue, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. 1922. Cashier. Norman born 22nd February 1900. St Andrew's School. PGS 18th April 1912 to 31st March 1915. Clerk, Chartered Accountants. Rawcliffe, N Junior Cadet Wing RFC, H2-1918. Transferred to King's Own, H6-1918. Name match but he is the only N Rawcliffe, and if correct was in PGSA 1927.
Rawsthorn, Aldred Eric War Memorial. Born 31st March 1892. 65 Garden Walk, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. PGS September 1899 to ? Second Lieutenant, 4th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Aged 23 years. Son of J J Rawsthorn, a long serving Governor and an Old Boy, H9-1915. CWG: Eric Rawsthorn, 2nd Lieutenant 4th Loyals. 23 years. Died 15th June 1915. John James and Margaret Edith Rawsthorn, Yew Trees, Ashton-on-Ribble. Scholar of Balliol College, Oxford. Panel 27 and 28 Le Touret Memorial. Preston Memorial: Aldred Eric Rawsthorn Yew Trees, Ashton-on-Ribble and Balliol College, Oxford. 1st/4th Loyal North Lancashires, 2nd Lieutenant. 15th June 1915, Festubert.
Rayner, Benjamin Harold. Born 26th April 1886 in Preston. He was baptised at home by a non-conformist minister on 29th May “the child being dangerously ill.” His father was Alfred Rayner, a mechanical engineer from Yorkshire, and his mother was named Jane. He was killed in action on 14th June 1917 close to Lens. His body has never been identified. He was aged 31. He attended Moor Park School in Preston from 1892 to 1899, and then Preston Grammar School from 1899 to 1901. Next he attended the Harris Institute from 1901 to 1904 where he passed the London University Matriculation test. Meanwhile, he worked as a teacher at his old school of Moor Park. He attended university in Aberystwyth from 1905 to 1908 and achieved a B.Sc. there, before gaining another B.Sc. at University College London whilst studying there from 1909 to 1909. He worked as a science and maths teacher at DGS from 1910 until 1914. Whilst at the school he achieved the Inter B.A. (London) in 1911. He married Elizabeth Houlding in Preston in 1915.
Redmond, Willie Father - Albert Redmond, 22 Lancaster Road, Preston. Traveller. Willie born 29th December 1888. PGS May 1899 to ? Modern with Latin. Second Lieutenant, 2nd/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, H4-1915. H1-1916.
Reed, Edward James Father - Edward James Reed, Elder Grove, Newton Road, Ashton-on-Ribble; 1922. Auctioneer. Edward born 8th May 1897. St Andrew's. PGS 11th September 1905 to 28th July 1910. To Kirkham GS. Westminster Dragoons, H1-1916.
Reed, George Father - Edward James Reed, 23 Newton Road, Ashton-on-Ribble. Auctioneer. George born 6th December 1893. St Andrew's School. PGS 11th September 1905 to 22nd December 1908. Helping his father. Corporal, D Squadron, Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry, H1-1915. H1-1916. Wounded, H9-1916. Military Medal, H10-1918. PGSA No 202, 18th January 1926.
Reid, Donald War Memorial. Father - John Reid, 146 Deepdale Road. Doctor. Donald born 24th September 1898. Preston High School (Secondary). PGS 22nd January 1906 to 29th July 1909. KILLED IN WAR. Lieutenant Highland Light Infantry, Killed In Action, H11-1917. CWG: Second Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry, 4th Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion. 19 years. Died 17th August 1917. Son of Dr John Reed, LRCP MRCS, 146 Deepdale Road, Preston. Grave Reference: L.2 Cambrian Military Cemetery.
Rhodes, John Father - William Rhodes, 49 Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston. John born 8th July 1889. PGS April 1902 to ? Royal Field Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force, H1-1917.
Rigby, Norman Ogilvie War Memorial. Liverpool Scottish, H4-1915. H1-1916. Missing since May 1915, H5-1916. CWG: Private, 1/10th King's Liverpool; Service Number 4274; 26 years; died 16th June 1915. Son of Mrs E and the late J W E Rigby, 9 Avenham Road, Preston. Panel 4 and 6 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Preston Memorial: Norman Ogilvie Rigby 9 Avenham Road. Draper. 10th Liverpool Scottish, Private 4274. Hooge, France, June 16th 1915.
Rigby, S H11-1917.
Robinson, Hubert Randolph Clifford Father - Richard Robinson, The Cedars, Victoria Road, Fulwood, Preston. Wine Merchant. Clifford born 4th September 1890 (? 1889, 11 years in January 1901). PGS January 1901 to ? 2nd West Lancashire Royal Field Artillery, H1-1916.
Robinson, James War Memorial. Father - Richard Robinson, Camforth Hall, Whittingham. Journeyman Joiner. (In all other records including Preston Directories is described as a farmer - which seems more in keeping with the address. Full address is Camforth Hall Farm, Camforth Hall Lane, Whittingham. The occupation is not in the father's handwriting but probably the School Secretary. [CAMFORTH] ) James born 1st May 1899. Goosnargh Elementary School. Goosnargh Scholarship to PGS for 3 years from April 1909, renewed for 3 years in 1912. PGS 22nd April 1909 to 28th July 1916. Goodair House. Top of Form Lower 3rd; Prize for Nature Note Book 1910. Third Class Honours Oxford Local Junior July 1912. Oxford & Cambridge Joint Board School Certificate, 1913; School Scholarship £10 pa for 3 years, 1913. Form V Prize 1913. Prefect from Christmas Term 1914. 6th Form 1915. Higher School Certificate with distinction in Scripture and French, July 1915; and distinction in French and History, July 1916. Open History Exhibition, £60 pa, St John's College, Oxford, December 1915. Lancashire County Scholarship £60 pa for 3 years, August 1916. PGS leaving Scholarship £65 pa for 4 years, September 1916. Football Colours 1912-13. School inside right, speedy, tricky, with admirable control of the ball. H12-1913. Broke his leg just above the ankle playing for the School versus the Old Boys, 7th March 1914. By May was making a splendid recovery and able to hobble about with the aid of crutches. Played in the School cricket team - would have been a regular but for his injury last football season. He played in Goodair's last match of the cricket season, H9-1914. Robinson's chief asset was his batting. He plays steady, thoughtful cricket, which gave the other members confidence in his ability "to stay". He was rather slow, however, in running extras. His powerful off-break gave him the place of first-change bowler. Cricket colours last term. Honorary Secretary of Cricket. Tennis is played as a House team competition. Goodair won every set played without dropping a point due, according to the Harris House report, to Robinson, H9-1915. Secretary for the School football team. Christmas Term 1915 was appointed the first ever School Vice-Captain, H1-1916. Army medical, passed for home service only. School cricket captain, Cricket colours again awarded. Sports, June - won high jump, long jump, 100 yards, second in quarter-mile and mile, which earned him the Foster Challenge Cup, the first non-Millerite ever to win it, H9-1916. Before going up to Oxford played football for the Old Boys. Elected a History Scholar at St John's College, the only PGS now in Oxford, wrote the Oxford Letter. Passed Responsions. Is in the OTC; the last other Old Boy was Marsden at Wadham whom Robinson reported to be on active service in France, H1-1917. In the Artillery, expects to be in France shortly - Goodair House report, H2-1918. Henry W Marsden, at Wadham College, wrote the first Oxford Letter for some time and included reference to the very real loss to the School by the death of J Robinson, a prisoner of war in Germany, H4-1919. Went from St John's College, Oxford, into HM Forces. He worked his gun until the last possible moments before capture. Awarded the Military Medal. Press report indicates the award was about the end of April 1918 and states he arrived in France during February 1918. Citation not quoted. Archivist, St John's College: "Matriculated 1916; son of Richard Robinson, farmer. Educated Preston GS. Exhibitioner; scholar Hilary Term 1917. Read Modern History. Gunner, Royal Field Artillery 1918; PoW. Died 20th October 1918 of influenza at Mrchingen. Military Medal. James Robinson is on the College war memorial." Note: The information from the School records shows DoB as 1899, Archivist gives 1898. Because of the way in which one of the Registers was laid out, errors of one year are not uncommon in the 1890s. His family's descendents were unaware in November 2008 of the MM, or of his sporting achievements. They had passed-down information that he had been working in salt mines as a prisoner. There was a letter after the war from an educated German officer at the camp who had befriended him out of interest in James' Oxford education, was promoted and moved away, and in his letter had stated if he had known the end of the war was so near he would have refused the promotion and stayed where he was. The family was unaware that James was buried in Germany; there is a family headstone in the Churchyard with James' name on it. CWG: "X" 9th T M Battery Royal Field Artillery Died aged 20 on 20th October 1918. Service Number 230234. Son of Richard and Alice Robinson of Camforth Hall, Whittingham. Buried at Morhange German Military Cemetery, Memorial 9; Sarralbe Military Cemetery. (Trench Mortar Battery)
Robinson, Lawrence Sydney Father - Richard Robinson, Sylvan Lodge, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston. Wine Merchant. Lawrence born 22nd December 1891. PGS February 1902 to ? Modern 2nd West Lancashire Royal Field Artillery, H1-1916.
Robinson, Richard Charles Roslyn Father - Richard Robinson, Clayton Villa, Fulwood, Preston. Richard born 22nd January 1887. PGS April 1900 to ? 1/1 Cheshire Yeomanry, H1-1916. (Note: There is another brother, killed in the war, not yet known to have been at PGS but the three other brothers were so there must be a chance.)
Rowley, Lieutenant A Master who refereed the PGS v Blackburn GS football match played on PNE, 3rd March, proceeds from the 1,000 spectators to the Moor Park Voluntary Aid Hospital. Lt Rowley had recently returned from the campaign in German East Africa. H11-1917.
Ryding, William Father - William Ryding, Manager of Co-operative Society, deceased. Emma C Ryding, College Villas, Longridge. Dec 1921 D.S.K. William born 11th February 1898. Longridge Council School. PGS 12th September 1910 to 25th July 1914. Apprenticed to Druggist. Died 1920. Army Service Corps, Expeditionary Force, H1-1915. H1-1916. (Previously not identifiable, initial "W" given in Prize Day report 1916.)