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|School Notes ..||319||The Gramophone Society||332|
|Chapel Service||322||The Tuesday Club||334|
|The Air Training Corps||322||The Poetry Club||334|
|Plays and Music||323||Football||335|
|Blitz||325||The junior School||340|
|What To Do If Invasion Doesn't Come||328||House Notes||341|
|The Discussion Group||329||Old Edwardians' Roll of Service||344|
|The Scientific Society..||332||Notices ..||345|
THE Christmas Term carne to an abrupt and unexpected conclusion. A proportion of the School assembled as usual on the morning of Friday the 13th, to find the building shaken and a trifle dustier than usual, but otherwise mainly intact. The day's work, however, had barely commenced when the order was given to disperse, as the School was immediately to become a Rest Centre. Thus for the majority Christmas Holidays began a few days earlier than intended, while for the Staff and a number of Senior boys there seemed for a time little chance of their ever beginning at all. Eventually, however, a break was obtained from January 2nd until the 20th, by which time the premises were sufficiently reconditioned to enable normal life to be resumed.
One result of this was that the December MAGAZINE could not appear until January, and when it did it contained some inaccurate forecasts. The Entertainment, with Trial by Jury et cetera, promised for December 13th and 14th, did not take place, though its dress rehearsal, two nights previously, had been satisfactorily carried through. Indeed, only a narrow squeak, and the promptitude of the Porter, saved a roomful of costumes from being burned. Certain other incidental difficulties have made it impracticable to put the same show on this Term, but a slightly different programme was successfully presented on March 14th and 15th.
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The Rest Centre period does not perhaps properly belong to the annals of the School as such, but it may be stated that the Staff, working in conjunction with the Public Assistance authorities, and the Senior boys who helped in various capacities, proved themselves capable of efficiently carrying out a variety of exceedingly unfamiliar duties. Except for the fact that it is a large building normally empty at night, a day-school is not, either in equipment or personnel, a place particularly well adapted for conversion at a moment's notice into a residential hostel ; but by a combination of sympathy, firmness and commonsense, awkward problems were dealt with as they arose, and serious calamities avoided. That our efforts were appreciated was sufficiently indicated by the reluctance of our guests to depart.
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Having been thus broken in to the idea, unattractive at first sight, of spending nights as well as days on the School premises, Staff and Seniors are now settling down to a " fire-watching " routine, and visiting pilots can be assured that any further attempts to set us alight will receive prompt attention.
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One little incident of the " blitz " shed an indirect light of honour on the School. This was the special commendation awarded to Eric Allsop, who left the School at the end of last Term, for his brave and efficient work in the A.R.P. Messenger Service. He was presented to the King and Queen when they visited the city, and congratulated on his achievements, which included delivering messages on his bicycle-and when that was damaged, on foot-saving a fire engine from running into debris in the roadway, manning a stirrup pump with one helper for three hours, and attending to his own family in their wrecked home. Truly a fine record and an inspiration to his comrades.
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By the death of Alderman E. G. Rowlinson, which occurred on January 4th last, Sheffield has lost one of its ablest administrators,, and one whose services in the cause of education "were of national repute and value. Among the civic personages whom we are accustomed to see and hear on Speech Days, none was a more welcome visitor, and his wise, and often witty, utterances on those occasions always gave evidence of the pride and affection with which he watched the progress and achievements of this School.
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Mr. W. H. Savage, who, as we recorded in our last issue, has left to join the staff of Plymouth Grammar School, has been succeeded by Mr. A. H. Sellars, B.A., of St. Catherine's, Oxford. Two more members of the Staff have joined the services-Mr. Brearley as Instructor Lieutenant in the R.N.V.-R,, and Mr. Lee Uff to commence training as an Ordinary Seaman. Mr. Brearley's work is now fully taken over by Mr. T. H. Pearson, who joined the Staff last Term, and in Mr. Lee Uff's place we welcome Miss Daft, formerly Second Mistress at Woodhouse Grammar School. The gap caused by the unfortunate illness of Mr. Harvey has been ably filled by the Rev. A. B. Swallow, already well known to many of us as an Old Edwardian and curate of St. Mark's.
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Congratulations to E. W. Beech on being appointed a Prefect ; to J. B. Teather, who is appointed Librarian-his predecessor, J. Scott, having entered into residence at Oxford-and to L.. H. Truelove, on winning a Demyship for Natural Sciences at Magdalen College, Oxford.
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In spite of continuing handicaps, all the School Societies have kept their flags flying, and one new one has entered the field : the Poetry Society has made a good start under Mr. Petter's guidance. The lengthening days of the Spring Term (even when snowbound) lend some encouragement to such activities, but on the other hand the increasing number of calls on the time available, for sundry essential duties-from fire-drill to messenger training-has played havoc with secretaries' fixture lists. The Chess Club reports a scarcity of Fridays, and the Tuesday Club is said to be considering changing its name. Most of the Societies are, we believe, intending to continue their activities during the Summer Term to counterbalance the limitations of the winter months.
WE regret to announce the death, on March 3rd, of BRIAN TAYLOR SHAW, aged 16, a member of the Vth Form and of Sherwood House. He had been in indifferent health for the past eighteen months ; he suddenly fainted when he was preparing a hot bath and fell into the bath when it contained only very hot water. He was terribly scalded and subsequently died of shock. We offer our sympathy to his mother and father in the loss of their son under such tragic circumstances. He will be remembered in the School for his kindly disposition and for the unassuming fortitude with which he bore a distressing affliction.
THE preacher at the School Chapel Service, held on January 26th, was Dr. Paton, a distinguished Presbyterian minister, who has travelled in many countries. The subject of his address was " Suffering." Dr. Paton took as his text Romans 8, v. 28 :--`And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God." He contrived to show that evil, expressed in suffering, especially at the present time, can often be turned to good if it is faced in the right spirit. He suggested that men should look at the problem of evil from the other side, that is, ask why there was good in the world if everything was working for an evil purpose. Dr. Paton concluded with the statement that he thought men paid too much attention to bodily suffering and not enough to the souldestroying qualities of sin, and that the real position ought to be the reverse.
E. W. B.
The Air Training Corps.
IN connection with the national scheme for pre-entry training of cadets to the Royal Air Force, and Fleet Air Arm, a squadron has been formed with headquarters at King Edward VII School. The squadron of 200 cadets will consist of boys of the School, Old Edwardians and some external cadets.
Mr. Ambrose Firth has been appointed Commanding Officer, with Mr. S. V. Carter as Adjutant. Other officers will be appointed in the near future.
Meanwhile arrangements are being made for a medical examination and the official enrolment of cadets, who will then be divided into two groups according to their ability to qualify for air-crew or ground staff. The serious training can then begin. It will consist of squad drill, physical training, lectures on Law and Administration in the Air Force, and instruction in Mathematics, Navigation, Signals, Wireless and Recognition of Aircraft.
Plays and Music.
|1. SYMPHONY No. 92 (" Oxford "), last movement ..||..||Haydn|
|2. PART SONG..||" Sir Eglamore"||arr. Balfour Gardiner|
|3. QUARTET. Last Movement of Quartet in C Major||..||Mozart|
|1st Violin H. W. STAGG.||2nd Violin : P. G. HUDSON.|
|Viola . W. MOLES.||'Cello : F. MANDL.|
|4.||" THE LITTLE MAN,|
|a farcical morality, by JOHN GALSWORTHY.|
|A Waiter||K. CAPLAN||A Dutch Boy||D. F. N. CAMPAILLA|
|An Englishman||B. HITCHCOCK||A Mother||G. D. TAYLOR|
|An Englishwoman||M. R. CATTON||An Official||J. F. TYM|
|An American||R. V. TOWNSEND||A Policeman||J. ROLLIN|
|A German||P. H. BISHOP||A Porter||R. G. BALL|
|The Little Man||F. FENTON|
|Scene : On a Continental Railway, some years ago. (1) A departure platform. (2) In the train. (3) An arrival platform.|
|5. ARIA : " Che faro "||Gluck|
|6. MINUET AND TRIO (from Clarinet Quintet)||Mozart|
|Clarinet : A. P. GRAHAM.||Pianoforte : C. R. SIFTON.|
|7.||" TWO OF SOHO,"GENTLEMEN|
|by A. P.HERBERT.|
|Plum||E. F. WATLING||Hubert||L. M. de SAUSMAREZ.|
|Topsy||A. V. FLETCHER||The Duchess of Canterbury||J. H. CORNER|
|Lady Laetitia||G. S. V. PETTER|
|Lord Withers||J. H. ATKINS||Sneak||G. H. EFFRON|
|Waiter||T. H. PEARSON|
|Scene : " The Colts and Fillies " night club.|
Among the minor casualties of the December air raids on Sheffield was, the entertainment which had been prepared for December 13th and 14th. Its abandonment, on the eve of performance, was a keen disappointment to all, and especially to those who had given much enthusiasm and hard work to the preparations. The announcement, therefore, that an entertainment containing some, if not all, of the original programme would be presented on March 14th and 15th, was particularly good news.
" Plays and Music " was worth waiting for. The programme had variety and life, and both audience and performers evidently enjoyed themselves. To one who, years ago, saw the birth of the School Orchestra-half a dozen fiddles, a piano and a drum-its present performance is quite astonishing. A movement of Haydn's ` Oxford " Symphony was played with spirit and confidence, if at times the intonation was somewhat at fault. In Gluck's delightful aria " Che Faro " the performance of the brass deserves particular commendation. The choir scarcely had sufficient opportunity to show its quality, but it acquitted itself creditably. Of the gay Finale of Mozart's Quartet in C Major, it is sufficient compliment to the performers to say that we frequently forgot them in the music, and the Minuet and Trio from the same composer's Clarinet Quintet was played with much charm.
The School has long had a high reputation for the quality of its dramatic performances, and the two plays presented showed the same thoroughness and finish as more ambitious productions in the past. The Little Man is a play of some subtlety. Its central theme, characteristically Galsworthian, is the inevitable conflict between national idiosyncrasies and the ideal of universal brotherhood. That this was fully brought home to the audience reflects credit on all, and especially on R. V. Townsend, whose performance as the American was outstanding. The Little Man himself (F. Fenton) was almost too subdued, but his Chaplin-like solemnity was admirable, and he handled the " baby " (a somewhat baritone infant) with dexterity. So also did G. D. Taylor (the Mother), who did well in a small part. The Dutch Boy (D. F. N. Campailla) delighted the house with his guffaws. A special word of praise is due to R. T. C. Tilsley for a -simple and effective setting.
As usual the Staff contribution was eagerly awaited, and anticipations were more than fulfilled. The excited whisper in a parent's ear (" That is old so-and-so ; he takes me in French") marks an epoch, for henceforward old so-and-so becomes a person of infinite possibilities. A. P. Herbert's satirical parody was perhaps rather sophisticated for some of the audience, but the best lines were fully appreciated, whilst the sight of three stalwart members of Staff, complete with fans and tinted finger nails, powdering noses and patting coiffures, was an unforgettable joy. The " ladies " are to be congratulated, both on the excellence of their make-up and on the psychological insight which they brought to their parts. Mr. Atkins gave a distinguished performance as Lord Withers ; and as for Plum, we need only say that the part was played by Mr. Watling. Plum's loquacious and protracted demise was greeted with rapture by a vociferous house.
" Not bad, was it ? " a youthful voice was heard to say afterwards. And that, at the age of twelve, is paying a very high compliment.
DECEMBER 12th, 1940, dawned cold and clear ; just an ordinary day ; nobody dreamt, I least of all, that the next town which the Luftwaffe would visit would be Sheffield. I went to School as usual and got home fairly early intending to go to the pictures ; but the usual methods of persuasion failed-I don't know why to this day-so I didn't go. A good job too, for at 7.15 p.m. the sirens started their dreaded wail. Nobody took much notice of them, but about a quarter of an hour later planes could be heard and then falling bombs. My mother and I were in the house, shunning the damp shelter for the cosy fire of the living room, I reading, she patching my almost thread-bare trousers. We didn't bother, even when bombs were falling quite close, but then we heard a nightmarish Whoosh and by sheer instinct we both dived under the table. There was a terrific crash, and we crouched under the table, fully expecting the house to fall to pieces about our ears ; but only the windows were blown in. We then heard an ominous sung of shrapnel against the wall, and when my mother looked, she found that it had sliced the strap of her handbag in two. We didn't wait for any further developments, but just grabbed our clothes, cast dignity to the winds, and, regardless of flying shrapnel, made a bee-line for the shelter.
When we opened the door, an awe-inspiring scene met our eyes. The sky was a light green and we heard a crash as something hit the upstairs windows, and little pieces of earth kept on peppering us.
The wall was down and bricks were scattered all over the garden and above everything hung a smoky haze, and the smell of cordite was strong in the air. Then I jumped into the shelter with a splash, but as quickly jumped out again and dashed for the next door shelter, which has a wooden floor and bunks. Then the raid got properly underway. At regular intervals of about five minutes we heard a fresh drone and lots of swishes and then a terrific succession of crashes, followed by the sound of falling masonry and the tinkle of broken glass. This continued until about twelve o'clock and then eased up a bit, though there were still frequent bangs ; however, they were not so near, and when there was a near one I didn't take much notice because I was so tired. I don't think that anybody stayed in the shelters that night after the sounding of the all-clear (that beautiful sound which gives one so much pleasure to hear), and as for my mother and I, we just tottered out of the shelter and into bed without a word. But it was a bit chilly, to say the least of it, with the windows blown in.
I knew nothing more until my father woke me up at eleven o'clock. He had been to London and had driven the company's bus back from Grimesthorpe through the tail-end of the blitz and had made a fire before waking us. That .day, of course, all was chaos. I was kept occupied fetching water from the spring in the fields and my father had no sleep that day, for he was busy patching up the windows. There was no school of course, a fact at which I rejoiced. However, things gradually got back to normal ; the water came on, the stationary trams were moved from the roads and a scanty transport service started running. And now, when everything is comparatively tame, the snow has come and made a mess of things again.
I wonder if the Luftwaffe will come to Sheffield again. I hope not !
G. H. H. (3A).
IT'S your watch now ! It's 2.30! What-but-I--ooh! Its' you !
Dazedly staggering out of a bunk perched precariously on a dining-room table, we grope blindly for our shoes, cursing the idiot who seems determined to shine his torch in our face. Retrieving a well-creased coat from under a makeshift pillow, we totter out, light in hand. Our dreamy passage is interrupted by the contented moan of the previous watcher sinking peacefully to sleep.. Lucky fellow ! We quickly substitute another adjective when we notice he has, according to our watch, called us five minutes too soon. Fat lot of public spirit he's got ! We clump, at first leisurely, towards the dim light hanging at the end of the corridor. Our pace, though we are quite unaware of it, is increased by the mysterious moanings of the wind and by the shadows dancing in every corner as the light swings in the breeze. Becoming conscious of our anxiety, we rapidly ascend the first flight of stairs, break into a run on the second, and, clearing the third in two prodigious leaps, dive thankfully into the Prefects' Room, not forgetting to shut the door and draw the curtain. Heartened by the sight of the friendly radiator, we whisper : " Frightened? Not us-only cautious ! "
Two hours and twenty minutes to go ! What can we do? Our gaze alights on numerous "Punches", turns rather unenthusiastically on a book with the title " Light," passes on to a German
dictionary, and finally stays approvingly on " Mystery of the Inner Chamber." We begin to read, every few minutes assuring ourselves the clock is still ticking merrily. At four o'clock, we decide to take a look round the School, and spurred on by our sense of duty, we start manfully up the Private Staircase. Reaching the top corridor we peer uncertainly into the pitch-black rooms. Lord ! What's that ? Audibly sighing with relief, we realise it is our own silhouette reflected in the panes of an open door. -Shall we go down again ? There is no need to- answer ! Dashing down to room 72, we cast a furtive and hurried glance along the second corridor just to see everything is quite in order, and-quickly-set off once more for the security of the fireside.
-Our watch is over ! With great satisfaction we heartily shake the next watcher from his slumbers, and listen happily to his muffled imprecations as we climb back into our bunk. Perhaps firewatching isn't so bad-from bed !
What to Do if Invasion Doesn't Come.
1. Will there be school as usual ? Undoubtedly. Probably more than usual.
2. How will we know what time to come ?
There will be an announcement in the Telegraph and Independent: Take no notice of this.
3. From whom do I take orders ?
As a general rule, from anyone in cap and gown. But remember that these may be assumed by unauthorised persons : beware of foreign accents, false moustaches, or a suspiciously ingratiating manner. If in doubt, engage the suspected person in conversation he is sure to betray his ignorance sooner or later.
4. Will there be School dinner ?
Sometimes. When eggs become available, ham and eggs will be served, as soon as supplies of ham are released.
5. Will there be School tea ? Not very likely.
6. Will there be homework ?
For those not engaged in work of national. importance, yes. Persons living in areas likely to be directly affected by. enemy action are recommended to get their homework done in the dinnerhour. (see 4). If you are bombed out, bring a note saying why.
7. Do we still have to carry our gas masks ?
Of course you do. What do you think they are for ?
8. Will there be games ?
9.. How will I know when the invasion is off ?
The church bells will remain silent.
(Cut this out.-EDITOR)._
The Discussion Group.
After Chapel Service on Sunday, January 26th, Dr. Paton gave a talk on the present situation in India to the largest audience that has yet attended a Sixth and Transitus discussion.
Dr. Paton began by stating that the Indian situation was far more serious than the English press was allowed to state. He then gave an account of the vast divisions of India,-religious and political. In religion there are 250 million Hindus, 80 million Muslims and 62 million Christians out of a total population of 350 millions. There are three political parties-Congress, the All-India Muslim League and the Princes, Dr. Paton gave a brief history of India from the days of the East India Company, and the Mutiny to the present day. One of the main causes of present discontent, he said, was the fact that immediately on Britain's declaration of war in 1939, Britain declared India belligerent. He then gave' some idea of the aims of the political parties. Congress, led by Mahatma Gandhi, want complete independence, and Congress is by far the largest party : the Muslim League would welcome dominion status, while the Princes, ruling one-third of the area, and. one quarter of the population of India, and whose wealth is truly fabulous, are bound by treaties with Britain, and are more or less satisfied. What the British do not realise, said Dr. Paton, is the immense power possessed by Mr. Gandhi, especially with the common people.
One man above all others has won his respect-Lord Halifax, who is universally regarded as the best viceroy India has had. Shortly after the outbreak of the present war, Lord Linlithgow invited Indian politicians to attend his Council, but both Congress and the Muslims rejected the proposal, and Mr. Gandhi organised his civil disobedience campaign. Later negotiations between the Viceroy and Mr. Gandhi nearly produced a settlement, for both men abandoned to a certain degree their extremist positions, when Mr. Gandhi suddenly broke off the negotiations.
In reply to questions, Dr. Paton said that Indian politicians were fully capable of guiding India's destiny-more than the Egyptian politicians who rule an independent Egypt : he did not think that the Muslims and the Congress would unite in policy, and he gave several instances of what each party will do to anger the other because of religious differences. But the Muslims, though a minority, number 80 millions, which is rather a large minority. Dr. Paton recommended the following book to all who are interested in the situation : " Enlist India for Freedom," by Edward Thompson.
A vote of thanks to Dr. Paton was proposed by J. K. Olivant. Progressive Schools.
On Monday, February 10th, J. D. Edgeley introduced a discussion on the subject of " Progressive Schools." There are, he said, two main differences between the Progressive School and the normal type of school. First, in a Progressive School there is co-education, and second, there is more freedom for individuals. The rules are formed by a select committee of boys and masters, and all who break the rules, masters included, receive the same punishment. The syllabus is not stereotyped. The success of the school depends largely on the committee. The system, said Edgeley, abolishes what he called the evil of hero-worshipping the good sportsman and forgetting the boy who won a University Scholarship. When asked what he thought was the aim of such schools, Edgeley replied that it was to enable a scholar to derive pleasure from, and to make a success of, after life.
D. A. J. Tyrrell, having had experience of what he called a semiProgressive School, noted two other differences. First, Art and Handicraft are treated as major subjects, and second, the discipline is almost self-imposed by the boys and girls and seems much more strict.
When the discussion digressed from the main theme, Mr. Bradley suggested that it would be advisable to hold a discussion on the subject of the aim of education, before different types of schools could be discussed.
On Monday, February 17th, a talk on " Swing Music " was given by J. S. Roycroft to the Discussion Group, to which boys of the Fifth Forms were also invited.
As a preliminary to his talk about Swing proper, Roycroft gave a short history of jazz, from its origin in negro Ragtime to the point where Swing began to develop from jazz. During the past few years, he said, a new musical movement has arisen-sponsored mainly by Duke Ellington, Spike Hughes and Louis Armstrong - and has now more or less displaced jazz as the popular music. The essential feature of Swing is that it is based entirely on the art of improvisation, being entirely unrehearsed. The only opportunity, however, for hearing real Swing at the present time occurs when a "Jam Session " is held. A Jam Session is a meeting of Swing musicians to play any musical themes in their own way, that is with their own variations and interpolations. Thus, Swing is essentially emotional music-from the point of view of the player. The four main components of Swing are originality, virtuosity, rhythm and freedom from any recognised style of music. All four are interdependent on one another, and Swing is made up out of this combination and a basic rhythm. It is not always easy to listen to pure Swing. It is an acquired taste, as indeed are all extreme forms of music from Bach downwards. The vital difference between Swing and any other form of music is that in any other music_ there is a fixed melody and time, which anyone can learn to play ; but Swing requires of its player a natural instinct for playing and improvising. Swing, said Roycroft, is not superficial - good mental exercise is gained by trying to follow the original theme through all the variations and improvisations of the players. Roycroft then played several gramophone records-made by Nat Gonella, Duke Ellington, the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, and others.
Subsequent comments showed that, despite the excellence of Roycroft's talk, converts to the school of Swing Music from that of Classical Music are not likely to be numerous.
On Monday, March 10th, R. Dronfield introduced the promised discussion on " The Aim of Education," but no details are available at the moment of writing.
E. W. B.
The Scientific Society.
THIS Term only two visits have been made, one on Wednesday, March 26th, to Wilson's Snuff Works, and one to Duncan Gilmour's Brewery on Wednesday, March 19th. The announcement of this visit brought in no less than five new members.
These two visits have been supplemented by two very interesting lectures : the first by Mr. Ellis, an Old Boy of the School, on " The Uses of Radium and X-Rays in the Curing of Disease," and the second by Mr. Hickox on " Dyes."
The Gramophone Society.
THIS Term, Masters have given a series of talks, illustrated by gramophone records and by personal performances, on the lives and works of some of the great composers. All these talks were attended by good audiences, who seem to have derived great benefit from them. We were fortunate enough to get Professor Shera to give a talk on Beethoven, while Mr. Petter gave talks on Bach and Mozart ; Mr. Atkins a talk on Schubert and Mr. de Sausmarez a talk on Brahms. We should like to thank them all for the trouble they have taken, and we should also like to thank Miss Turver, who assisted Mr. Atkins. It is hoped to hold further meetings next Term, and if anyone interested has any suggestions to make, Mr. Petter or J. K. Olivant will be pleased to receive them.
J. S. BACH (1685-1750).
Bach was a modest man. He never realised his own greatness as a composer, and had no idea he was ahead of his epoch in his knowledge of certain musical forms. As music for Bach was closely bound up with religion, it is not surprising that the most important sources for his works were chorales and older hymn tunes. He also used secular songs. Bach's Chorale Preludes were either in the form of a tune embroidered or a flowing melody with the tune brought in at intervals line by line. Bach was an objective artist. He used forms as he found them and brought them to an unsurpassed pitch. Thus, he marked the end of an epoch as well as being the founder of nearly every technical device now known.
W. A. MOZART (1756-1791).
As a child Mozart was considered an infant prodigy, and was taken about Europe by his father, giving concerts in all the chief courts of Europe.- He composed his music quickly, but always gave it a perfect finish. Frequently gay, Mozart's music is not superficial, although, as Mr. Petter put- it, one cannot " wallow " in Mozart as one can in Tchaikowsky. Johann Christian Bach had developed the idea of a work, the movements of which were written according to fixed rules. It was the genius of Haydn and above all of Mozart which first made this type of work popular ; they composed sonatas, quartets, quintets, concertos and symphonies, for the first time using these words in their modern sense. The first and fourth movements are usually written in what is known as " sonata form," consisting of the exposition, a development section and finally the recapitulation ; the second movement was of a lyrical nature and thus less circumscribed ; the third movement was in the form minuet, trio (to provide a contrast), minuet.
L. VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827).
Apart from his musical education, Beethoven's education was inadequate, for his father wished to make of him another Mozart. His appearance was not particularly pleasant, nor were his manners. The French Revolution had no greater influence on him that it had on anyone else living at the time Beethoven, indeed, would have challenged existing conditions anyway. He developed the overture. His youthful overture to Goth's play " Egmont " is written on a more ambitious scale than any previous work of the same type and shows great powers of thematic development. Beethoven is generally said to have passed through three periods : the period when he was imitating Haydn and Mozart, the period of his best known works, and the period of complete deafness, when his work, although frequently abstruse, is often more profound. Beethoven never took his music for granted, as is shown by the many alterations he made to the theme of the second movement of the " Emperor " concerto before he was satisfied with it. Beethoven's works are on a grand scale, but rarely equalled by his successors and as yet unsurpassed.
F. SCHUBERT (1797-1828).
Schubert was more typically Viennese than any of the long line of great composers who had for the past half-century made Vienna their home. He loved Vienna. As tutor of the daughter of Prince Esterhazy, Schubert had to make periodic journeys to Hungary ; some of the music he wrote there shows Hungarian influence, while sometimes there is a note of home-sickness in it. Although Schubert's income was very small, he led a happy-go-lucky sort of life, now composing, now visiting a coffee house, now delighting his friends with some new composition. As a writer of waltzes, Schubert was the predecessor of Johann Strauss. He was the first really great song-writer; he wrote over six hundred songs, and many of the themes in his instrumental works might well have been set to words. His dramatic powers are shown in the song "Atlas," while in " The Trout " he suggests the atmosphere and the scene by a figure repeated time after time in the accompaniment, in slightly varying forms. In instrumental works, such as symphonies and quintets, Schubert regarded form as being secondary to theme and thus bridged the gap between Classical and Romantic music. Schubert and his music are summed up in one sentence . " Schubert was the most poetical composer of all time."
J. BRAHMS (1833-1897).
Brahms was not born of poor parents nor did he live the usual hard life of composers. He was encouraged to study music and was interested in Bach, Beethoven and other early composers. The Schumann family, with whom he was very friendly, had a great influence on his life. At first he showed a powerful romantic spirit, but having become the centre of a great controversy, he gave himself up for two years to an intensive study of Bach and Beethoven.
About the same time, greatly influenced by the distressing circumstances of Schumann's madness, he turned from light-hearted Romanticism to stern Classicism. Brahms was attacked both by Conservative admirers of Mendelssohn for lacerating discord by Romantics for adhering too strictly to Classical form. His first symphony, which took twenty years to compose, was directly inspired by Beethoven, while his third symphony was described by the critics as being wholly unintelligible. Having early turned his back on Romantic and Realistic composition (Wagner, Liszt, Berlioz), he henceforth sought to produce absolute music, combining Classical craftsmanship with Romantic invention. Brahms was a master of rhythm, and although often very profound, could also be jovial. He could be the most lyrical of composers, too, and was a worthy successor to Schubert as a song writer-" Guten Abend, gute Nacht." Brahms built up his works entirely out of their original themes, leaving no loose ends. He developed the methods of the great masters and was at the same time extremely personal.
J. K. 0.
The Tuesday Club.
THERE have not been many opportunities for meeting this Term ; we have had to cancel or postpone several events because of other-and more urgent-demands. Three meetings have been possible so far, however. At one of these Father Roseveare, of the Society of the Sacred Mission, was good enough to talk to us about his brotherhood in Sheffield and to explain many things we have wanted to know about the modern " friar."
The impromptu debate was a great success, stimulating, we found, as well as entertaining !
At our third meeting, Mr. Corner read us a "Father Brown" story of G. K. Chesterton, and we are now looking forward to a talk by another Master later in the Term.
J. B. MCW.
The Poetry Club.
CONTRARY to the popularly professed opinion that reading poetry is "not done," the Poetry Club has done it, with pleasure, for two Terms. The aim of the Society is to afford its members opportunities to hear, read, discuss and write poetry. Under Mr. Petter's welcome chairmanship, a programme catering for all tastes has been realised, with poems ranging from political satire to mysticism. Our Chairman for next Term will be Mr. Sellars, and a reading will be given by Mr. Pearson. It is felt that a few more of the leisured Transitus, of all shades of civilisation, should attend. A hearty welcome will be extended to all others.
LOOKING back, I think the 1st XI has had an enjoyable and successful season. Everyone played hard always, with perhaps Stamp and Gilfillan deserving special praise for some really fine efforts. Since most of. the players should be at School for another season at least, the future looks good for the game. The average age of the players who made up the eleven is low, for a school of this sort, and perhaps this factor has made itself felt against us when the going was heaviest, especially against club sides.
The team, which started the season with only one old colour, had the early benefit of Mr. Magner's international coaching. Before leaving again, he did much to start off the team game, as opposed to individualist play. It is true to say that this year's eleven learned and tried to put into practice the following points, which boys lower down the School could learn now with advantage. The quickest way to get the ball from one place to another is to kick it there at once and not to dribble it there. Close marking is the only method of achieving defensive success. A pass to another player can be most constructive if he is in a position to do something with the ball-therefore one must run into an unmarked position to receive a pass. An inside forward's chief defensive duty is to prevent his opposing wing half-back from bringing the ball through to start an attacking movement-the result of the game often turns on the success or otherwise of this play.
It has only been possible to play two matches this Term. In the first match a comfortable victory was recorded against Central G.S. Unfortunately we were unable to field our strongest team against Firth Park, who beat us by seven goals to one after leading by a single goal at the interval.
Next season's team should be very useful as there will be at least six players who have had experience in this year's team.
SCHOOL 1ST XI v. SHEFFIELD CLUB.
Played at Abbeydale Park - December 7th, Team .-Wise; Middleton, Powell ; Major, Stamp, Hemingway; Dronfield, Holmes, Oliver, Gilfillan, Wreghitt.
The School won the toss and set the Club to kick into the sun. Breaking away, Sheffield Club scored from a goal-mouth scramble. The School; however, retaliated strongly and Gilfillan soon equalised with a very fine shot. The School continued to attack and Oliver scored a good goal. Sheffield Club broke away and. again scored.' The School, however, attacked repeatedly and Oliver scored again with a fine shot and a little later, robbing the club goal-keeper in front of the goal, scored from the left-wing, thus completing his hat-trick. Sheffield Club scored again but a neat movement by the School resulted in Oliver scoring. The Club's goal had a series of-close-shaves, both Dronfield and Wreghitt hit the bar.
Half-time score : 5-3.
The School, kicking towards the sun, did rather' less of the attacking in the second half. Oliver opened the scoring for the School, but Sheffield Club soon replied. There followed a period of midfield play. Then as a result of a attack, then was then a long period of attacks by t Sheffield Club and the School's goal had many narrow shaves. Gilfillan put the School further ahead but close, on time Sheffield Club scored a fifth goal.
Full-time score : 8-5.
SCHOOL 1ST XI V. CITY TRAINING COLLEGE-.
Played at Whiteley Woods, December 11th. Team :-Green; Middleton, - Powell; Major, Stamp, Hemingway; Dronfield, Holmes, Oliver, Gilfillan, Wreghitt.
The Training College won the toss and the School were set to kick towards the brook. Training College immediately broke away and scored. The School attacked strongly and replied through Gilfillan. At this point the Training College. outside-right was injured and had to leave the field. After a short period of School attacks, Gilfillan again scored. A period of mid-field play followed and Holmes scored for the School after a neat passing movement by the School forwards. The School -continued to attack and Oliver, after robbing the goal-keeper, scored the School's fourth goal. After a short period of mid-field play, Training College attacked. Stamp, in clearing, made a long run downfield, passing to Gilfillan who in turn passed to Oliver, who scored. Close on half-time Training College scored a second goal.
Half-time score- 5-2.
In the second half Training College did a great deal of attacking and only occasionally did the School attack dangerously. Training College scored as a result of a sustained attack. The School, improved and came near to scoring several times, but the game finished with Training College attacking strongly.
Full time score 5-3.
Scorer Gilfillan 2, Oliver 2, Holmes.
SCHOOL 1ST XI v. HIGH, STORRS 1ST XL.
Played at Whiteley Woods on February 12th. Team :-Green; Middleton, Powell; Major,. Stamp, Hemingway; Dronfield, Holmes, Hollies, Gilfillan, Wreghitt.
The ground was very tacky" and after a prolonged absence from Football the School, missing Oliver's leadership, started rather shakily. Gilfillan lost the toss and the School kicked off towards the copse.
Play during the first half was fairly even, although the School did slightly more attacking. Holmes, Dronfield and Gilfillan all tried several shots but were: rather unfortunate. From a-corner-kick Holmes banged one into the bottom corner of the net. There was no further score in this half, but the School were very unfortunate in losing Holles, who was injured and had to retire at half-time.
Half-time score : School 1st XI 1, High Storrs 1st XI 0. -
The School, beginning with only ten men, with the additional excitement that the sirens had just gone, were rather unsettled and in a short time High Storrs had equalised. This reverse acted as a stimulant to the School and they were once more put ahead by a fine hat-trick by Gilfillan, two of them being good shots from a fair distance and the third coming from a good pass by Dronfield after a movement up the right wing by himself and Holmes. High Storrs were still undaunted and a cross shot over Green's head gave them a second goal. This was countered however by Gilfillan adding another goal to his " bag " after a solo run.
The second half was very keenly contested and even with a fair lead the School could never afford to relax their pressure. They were, however, on the whole the better team. High Storrs forwards were never really unmarked by our defence, which played very well, Powell being outstanding for his marking and tackling.
Full-time score . School 1st XI 5, High Storrs 1st XI 2. Scorers : Gilfillan 4, Holmes 1.
SCHOOL 1sT XI v. THE TRAINING COLLEGE.
Played at Graves Park on Saturday, February 15th. Team .--Green ; Middleton, Powell ; Major, Stamp, Hemingway ; Dronfield, Holmes, Oliver, Gilfillan, Wreghitt.
Gilfillan lost the toss and the School kicked off with the advantage of sun and wind. The ground was flat and wider than the one the School are accustomed to. After some fair exchanges in mid-field and one or two raids by both sides, Training College went through to open the scoring. The School did their best to equalise but suffered a severe shock when Gilfillan went off the field for a short rest owing to a pulled muscle. He never regained his usual dash. In addition Oliver, after his absence, lacked his usual persistence. So with some of the sting taken out of it the School attack was unable to equalise.
Half-time score : School 1st XI 0, Training College 1.
In the second half the School were worked very hard and the defence once more proved its worth. Their deficit was increased, however, when Powell very unfortunately deflected a hard shot into his own goal. - The School were, however, still working very hard and their reward came when Wreghitt collecting the ball on the left-wing cut in and with a fine angle shot decreased the College's lead. Dronfield was a very hard worker on the rightwing and was unfortunate in not scoring. In the defence Stamp was a constant source of strength and he was ably supported by Middleton and both wing halves. Green made several fine saves and did all his work efficiently.
The School worked better together as a team than the College although they were' the smaller side. Their weakness was the fact that the attack had not the strength to finish the movements set up by the halves.
Full time score : School 1st XI 1, Training College 2. -.Scorer : Wreghitt.
SCHOOL 1ST XI v. ACKWORTH.
Played at Whiteley Woods on February 19th. Team :-Green; Middleton, Powell ; Major, Stamp, Hemingway ; Dronfield, Holmes, Oliver, Gilfillan, Wreghitt.
Gilfillan lost the toss and the School kicked off towards the brook. Conditions were very bad indeed. Snow was falling slowly and there was a biting wind which was to the School's advantage. Even at the start the pitch resembled a treacle pudding and it soon turned into a real mud bath.
Gilfillan's leg was still troubling him and not long after the kick-off his other leg began to give him trouble. Thus the School were once more facing a strong team with only ten men. However, in the first half they held their own and did quite as much attacking as Ackworth. Half time came however without any score.
Half time score : School 0, Ackworth 0.
The School now had the wind against them and in addition the snow which had been descending slowly now became a blizzard. Both goalkeepers had quite a fair amount to do but both defences held firm. Indeed three minutes from the end the game might have been considered a draw. But Oliver suddenly seized the ball about thirty yards out and, beating two defenders, scored. This stung Ackworth into action and they replied by equalising almost immediately. Not content with this they, within a minute, took the lead. The whistle blew while the School were doing their best to equalise.
In the School team Stamp again deserves special mention for a very fine, resolute, cool-headed game. He was ably supported by Middleton, Major and Hemingway.
Full time Score : School 1, Ackworth 2.
Scorer : Oliver.
K.E.S. 1ST XI V. OLD EDWARDIANS' A.F.C.
Played at Whiteley Woods on February 22nd. Team :- Green ; Middleton, Powell ; Major, Stamp, Hemingway ; Dronfield, Holmes, Oliver, English, Wreghitt.
The School took the field without Gilfillan. whose place was taken by English. On a ground covered by snow, the weight of the Old Boys immediately told. After fifteen minutes the School were three goals in arrears, but defended stoutly against speedy opponents. With two further goals against them, School survived until half time.
Half time score : School 0, O.E.A.F.C. 5.
The second half was much more even and after a few minutes play, School Scored. Wreghitt, playing good constructive football, passed for English to put the ball past Bain. Against the run of the play, School found themselves another goal down. They again attacked and were awarded a penalty for a foul on Wreghitt. This opportunity was unfortunately missed. Play continued to be very even. The stout defending of Middleton and Stamp was prominent at this stage of the game. Almost on time the Old Boys scored another goal.
Full time score : School 1, O.E.A.F.C. 7.
K.E.S. 2ND XI v. FIRTH PARK 2ND XI.
Team :-Howard; McCullan, Jubb; Wise, Olivant, Marrion ; Tasker, English, Townsend, Parfitt, Granville.
School won the toss and Firth Park kicked off down a slight slope. Firth Park attacked and almost scored, but the resulting corner was cleared. School replied to this attack, but Firth Park scored from a goalmouth scramble after a prolonged period of attacking. There followed a long period of midfield play, but close on half time Firth Park again scored.
Half time score : Firth Park 2, K.E.S. 0.
School kicked off and opened strongly on the recommencement of play. Marrion scored for School with a fine shot. School continued to do most of the attacking and the Firth Park goal had several narrow escapes, but Firth Park scored two more goals towards the end of the game. The pitch was a sea of mud and for the last hour of the match there was a sleet storm.
Full time score : Firth Park 4, K.E.S. 1.
Final Tables for the seasin 1940-41
The Junior School.
W E must first welcome to the junior School Staff Miss Crowther and Miss Horner, who have taken the places of Mr. Twyford and Mr. Ward, respectively. We hope that both of these ladies will be very happy in their work with us.
The snowy conditions this Term and the usual seasonal epidemic of colds have cut down our activities at Whiteley Woods -to the minimum. Consequently we have spent instead many extra afternoons :at ' Clarke _House on work of a " recreational nature." This has afforded an opportunity to the Staff of getting to know a fresh side in the characters of some of the boys.
Since the weather improved at the beginning of March we have turned out in- good numbers for runs in Whiteley- Woods, and we are now looking forward to the Cross Country Race at the end of Term and the Athletic Sports next Term.
HOUSE FOOTBALL LEAGUE TABLES.
IT is with great regret that we take this opportunity of saying `au revoir' and good luck to Mr. -H. Brearley, who left the School on January 1st to become an Instructor Lieutenant in the Navy. It was Mr. Brearley who first got Water-Polo started in the -School about ,four years ago. A good player himself, he was also an excellent coach, and it is due entirely to his encouragement and coaching that, in all the time Water-Polo has been played here, the School has lost only four matches. No words of thanks and appreciation can be too much for the work he did for Water-Polo here. Mr. Brearley's work has been taken over by Mr. Whiteley, whom we shall welcome very heartily.
House' Water-Polo Captains "please note House matches will start early _next, Term. Go to it!
J. S R.
:.- House- Notes
-All- boys who played for Chatsworth 1st, 2nd and 3rd Elevens are to be congratulated on the consistently-good form they have shown throughout this season. There are also some very promising 4th XI -players. We hope that the enthusiasm which the House has shown- in its Football will be carried to other branches of sport next Term. Fives, although an excellent game, has never been fully appreciated in this School and we hope to set an example to other Houses by recruiting many young players next Term. Any boys who wish to play should see Howarth in the Prefects' Room. Chatsworth did- not do -well at-Cricket -last year, but if more keenness is shown in visiting nets in the corning season-there is no doubt that better results will be obtained. In particular the general slackness in fielding which was shown last year -must be rectified. Unfortunately we had to say good-bye to Stamp, R., who left us at Half-term. He set an example of good sportsmanship combined with. excellent Cricket and Football capabilities. The House suffered another loss last Term when Allsop left. He played games well and. the courage and
„devotion to duty which he showed in the " blitz_ " made_ us proud _to say that he was in Chatsworth. `
CLUMBER. ... . .
The House Football Teams have suffered this season from a dearth of older boys, so that even the 1st XI" was mainly composed of boys from the IVth Form downwards: Consequently, although we had a comparatively strong team in the Christmas-Term, when -we lost both our Captain and Vice-Captain at the -end of that Term, we were weakened beyond recovery. However, the younger boys have played well and very enthusiastically, and we have great hopes for the future. We congratulate Powell, A. R., on his election as Football Captain, a task made all the more difficult owing to the fact that he took the post up only after half the season had passed. Scott, J., who was Captain of Football for the first half of the season, left us to take up a scholarship at Oxford. He was a capable and energetic captain who led his team by example, and we wish him all success in his future career. Heugh also will be missed, particularly in the Cricket season. There seems to be plenty of enthusiasm in the House with regard to the coming Sports, and it gives us great pleasure to see the turn-out for practices, both on half-holidays and in the evening. We hope that this practice will be justly rewarded with success. We frequently see G. H. Parsons training, and we take this opportunity of wishing him luck. Finally, we would like to see more interest in Under 14 Fives, and anybody who would like to play should see Truelove, L. H., in Room 37.
After a very successful Football Season, our 1st and 2nd elevens have ,finished as runners-up in their respective leagues. We owe our success not to brilliant individualism, but to fine House spirit and team work. These qualities, combined with hard training, should gain for Haddon a high position in the Cross-Country and Athletic Sports. Congratulations to Hemingway, Holmes and Townsend on being awarded 2nd XI Colours.
For the second time in two Terms, Lynwood has again lost a great worker in Mr. Savage. He left us shortly after the air raids on the city and so frustrated the plans laid for making him a presentation. We shall all treasure our memories of his cheerful good humour and unfailing generosity. He has never refused to do anything, however small, which has been demanded of him for the sake of the House. We can only add that a present was sent to him in Plymouth conveying our thanks and appreciation and all best wishes for his future in his new situation.
Turning to Football, the 1st XI deserves hearty congratulations on its fine performance in which it secured third place in the table. Our congratulations are also extended to the 2nd XI for its gaining fourth place in the table. The 3rd XI, however, has rather blotted the picture and at the time of writing is next to the bottom in the table with only one match to complete. Greater things will be expected of this XI next season.
Our entry for the Cross-Country Race is satisfactory. The turn-out for the Open Race, in which we were runners-up last year, is greater than in the Under 14. This is an indication of the general trend to slackness among various sections of the House. Lynwood has failed to turn out a full 3rd XI in every match this season 1 This is a disgrace and must be wiped out by more keenness in future and by much harder work. Much of it is due to sheer idleness.
Our congratulations are extended to Oliver on his being awarded 2nd XI Colours. Congratulations also to Hudson for the medal he gained at the London Academy of Music. In conclusion, looking forward to the Athletic Sports which we won last year, we must add that this success was gained mainly because of the number of boys who entered preliminary heats and gained points in them. It is our duty to the House to retain that Cup and every boy should enter for at least one event. All boys with two legs can run at least a hundred yards.
Our positions in the League Table are best left unmentioned, though all elevens are higher than last season. It is still not good enough, and we look to next year's teams to raise the level of Sherwood Football to where it should be. Last summer Term, we finished top of the League Cricket Table. There is no reason why we should not do this again, and we expect to see enthusiastic attendance at the nets next Term. Similarly with Swimming and Fives. We did not do badly last year, but we can do much better this coming Term. All boys wishing to learn to play Fives should see J. M. Cotton in Room 60 at once. At the close of this Term we are losing, temporarily, Mr. Lee Uff, who has joined the Navy. Mr. Lee Uff has taken great pains to teach us Football, and to instil in us some of the finer points of the game, and we shall also miss his coaching at Cricket. We would like to wish him the best of luck in his new life.
On the whole the Football results have been encouraging this season. The 1st XI has not continued with the successes gained in the earlier matches, although this may be due to the absence of one or two players because-of illness or injury. The team ended the season well, however, by defeating Sherwood, and thus obtained fourth place in the Championship Table. The 2nd XI has not distinguished itself, but its defeats have not been severe. The 3rd XI has finished the season with one or two easy victories and is third in the table. More outstanding, however, than concrete results has been the keenness of the players, and very rarely has a boy not turned up to play for his House team when selected. If this keenness continues it will not be long before cups come rolling into the Welbeck cupboard. Last year Welbeck had a fair amount of success in the Athletic Sports, thanks chiefly to the younger members ; it is to be hoped that still better results will be achieved this year, and that boys will spend part of their time during the holidays training at Whiteley Woods. If all the boys who have put their names down for the Cross-Country Run line up on the starting line there will be a creditable turn-out. Such boys should remember that all boys who run gain one point for their House, which counts in the Inter-House Competition in the Athletic Sports. Fives and Water Polo enthusiasts should remember that their turn comes next Term and should watch the House notice board.
The Football season has been very disappointing. The 1st XI has won no matches, though there are several very promising players. The most we can say is that we have had some very enjoyable matches. The 2nd XI also has had very little success. The 3rd XI, under McWhinnie, has played quite well, and at one time has a good chance of winning the Cup. The 3rd XI particularly has suffered because of slackness in turning out for games. This Term we have said good-bye to Burkinshaw. We shall miss him for his excellent running, and also for the fine lead which he gave to both the Cricket and the Football XIs and to the House generally. Spencer has also left. We wish them both every success in the future. All interested in Swimming or Water Polo should see Stones. We have always been the crack swimming House, and it's up to us to remain so. Now that some of the leading swimmers have left, we shall have to work very hard if we are to achieve anything. We can only repeat that we need more and yet more Fives players, particularly in the Senior Section. All who wish to learn should see Gill and Merrills at once. When these notes appear, the Cross-Country should be over, but that is no excuse for stopping training, as the Sports will be held early next Term.
D. C. WADDY, M.B., Ch.B. (1919-27), on January 16th, to Miss B. Kielty, of Belfast.
E. R. MEEKE (1922-31), on February 16th, 1941, to Miss Betty M. Evens.
I. R. SCUTT (1925-35), passed the Final Solicitors' Examination.
P. RHODES (1932-40), has been awarded Wartime Football Colours by the Cambridge University A.F.C.
Old Edwardians' Roll of Service.
(Additions and corrections to March 15th, 1941).
|ALEXANDER, I. R. (1925-29), Corpl., Corps of Military Police.|
|BLACKHURST,. J. N. (1930-32), Royal Artillery.|
|BREARLEY, H. (Master), Instructor Lieut., R.N.V.R.|
|BROOKING, D. G. (1925-32), Royal Artillery.|
|BUCKLEY, T. R. (1932-40). Royal Air Force.|
|EASTWOOD, F. L. (1932-39), Royal Army Ordnance Corps.|
|HARRISON, J. B. (1931-38), Indian Army.|
|LARDER, H. Y. (1929-36), 2nd Lt., Royal Army Service Corps.|
|LEE UFF, H. G. (Master), Royal Navy.|
|LONGDEN, A. J. E. (1934-39), Cadet, Indian Army.|
|MAUDE, A. J. (1929-37), Corpl., Royal Corps of Signals.|
|MILNER, G. M. (1934-39), Royal Air Force.|
|NICHOLAS. J. F. (1921-33), Royal Artillery, O.C.T.U. ,|
|RiCHARDS, I. H. (1933-37), Sergt. Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, R.A.F.V.R.|
|SCUTT, I, R. (1925-35), Royal Army Medical Corps.|
|SHAW, L. W. (1922-28), Royal Artillery.|
|SHOOTER, C. E. (1930-38). Royal Artillery.|
|UNSWORTH C. L. (Master). 2nd Lt., Royal Army Ordnance Corps.|
|WARD, R. N. (1910-16), Royal Australian Navy.|
|WHEATLEY, P. J. (1929-40), Royal Artillery.|
|WILLIAMS, J. H. (1928-38), 2nd Lt., Royal Corps of Signals|
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