The Scottish Mail on Sunday

Doomed class of young Winston

Hidden for 123 years, it’s a stirring image of Churchill and pals at Harrow. Yet, as we reveal, tragedy was so close for so many...

- By Claudia Joseph

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 FREDERICK WILLIAM ROBERTSON OBE d.1938. Served with the Royal Engineers in First World War. Then deputy director of works for Mesopotami­a Expedition­ary Force. 13 FREDERICK ANDERSON STEBBING d. 1900. Killed in action in Boer War during the advance on Ladysmith at the age of 24.

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

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

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

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

18 GEORGE PYM GORE d. 1959. A land agent and surveyor. He served with the Welsh Guards in the First World War.

19 FRANK SYMES THOMPSON d. 1948. Brother of Arthur (also pictured). Became a priest and missionary in South Africa. 20 OLIVER HARRIS VALPY d. 1914. Served as a second lieutenant with the Army Service Corps. Killed during the First World War. 21 LIONEL DIXON SPENCER d. 1960. Survived Boer War and First World War. One of the few whose lifespan matched that of Churchill.

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

23 BRIAN STEWART BROWN d. 1932. Successful stockbroke­r in Liverpool, lived with his widowed mother, his spinster sister and eight servants. 24 HOWARD STRATTEN THOMPSON d. 1954 Stock- broking son of a colonel. Became a captain in the Bedfordshi­re Regiment in First World War. 25 GEORGE WILLIAM BULKLEY TATTERSALL d. 1939. Son of a minister. Served as a captain in the Middlesex Regiment during Boer War.

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

27 WILLIAM FRANCIS MARTIN d. 1915. Served in Boer War and First World War. He was killed at the age of 39 during the Second Battle of Ypres. Director of Leicester’s Mountserre­l Granite company. 28 WALTER LOUIS BUXTON d. 1960. A Norfolk JP and a captain in the King’s Own Norfolk Imperial Yeomanry. 29 CHARLES MAITLAND d. 1956. Merchant and manufactur­er.

30 CHARLES JOHN CECIL GRANT d. 1950. Twin of Robert, (also pictured.) Wounded in both the Boer War and First World War.

31 WALTER WILSON GREG d. 1959. Became a leading Shakespear­ean scholar. 32 CHARLES VICTOR TYLSTON HODGSON d. 1929

Architect. Served as a lieutenant in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserves in First World War and as the King’s Messenger for Naval Despatches.

33 ARTHUR STAFFORD CRAWLEY d. 1948. Became a vicar, then chaplain to the Forces with the Guards Division and later to King George VI.

34 ARCHIBALD BOYD BOYD-CARPENTER d. 1937. Son of a chaplain to Queen Victoria, Edward VII and George V. Knighted in 1926 for his work with the Admiralty and the Paymaster General.

35 CLEMENT GUTCH d. 1908. Graduated from Cambridge in classics. Died aged 33.

36 ROBERT BARBOUR d. 1928. A landowner best remembered for remodellin­g Bolesworth Castle, the family estate in Cheshire. Killed by runaway horse. 37 E DWA R D GOSSETT GOSSETT TANNER d. 1922. A mathematic­ian and civil engineer. Died at 47.

38 COLVILLE CORNWALLIS ALBERT EYRE CRABBE d. 1921. Served with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light infantry during First World War and was awarded a Military Cross.

39 CECIL DUDLEY KING FARLOW d. 1965 A solicitor, he died shortly after watching Churchill’s funeral on television. Served in First World War as lieutenant in the Royal Army Service Corp.

40 CHARLES DINGWALL WILLIAMS d. 1952. Joined the family sherry firm Bodega Williams & Humbert after serving as a major in the First World War.

41 THOMAS CALVERT PLATT BEASLEY d. 1934. A farmer and land agent. Became a major in First World War and then a JP. 42 WALTER THURSBY WINTHROP d. 1917. Became a farmer in Brisbane. Was wounded in the Boer War. Killed with Australian Imperial Force during the First World War.

43 HERBERT BASIL RIVINGTON d. 1962. Went to Cambridge before becoming a missionary in Kartoum and Omdurman.

44 ROBERT JOSCELINE GRANT d. 1900. Twin brother of Charles (also pictured). Killed aged 22 in Boer War.

45 NIGEL ROBSON CRUME WING d. 1960. Acting district officer in the Straits Settlement­s (now Malaysia). Awarded Croix de Guerre with Machine Gun Corps in First World War. 46 RANALD MARTIN CUNCLIFFE MUNRO d. 1946. Schoolteac­her and barrister. Served in First World War.

47 GORDON LLOYD TREVOR KENYON d. 1951. Became a solicitor after leaving Cambridge University.

48 MARK WATERLOW d. 1939. Oxford-educated barrister who served in First World War and was a director of the family printing firm Waterlow Bros.

49 CHARLES STANHOPE FORESTER CROFTON d. 1909. Son of a Royal Artillery major, joined Indian Civil Service but died at 35 from cholera.

50 NELSON CHAPMAN ALCOCK d. 1900. Graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford, but died aged 27.

51 GEORGE WALTER WILSON d. 1937. Captain of Harrow’s football XI. Became a businessma­n in Karachi.

52 ATTWOOD ALFRED TORRENS d. 1916. Stockbroke­r and MCC cricketer who was commission­ed into Royal Field Artillery. Killed by a shell in 1916.

53 DUDLEY CHURCHILL MARJORIBAN­KS d. 1935. Churchill’s cousin, served as Royal Horse Guards lieutenant in the Boer War. Lord in Waiting to Edward VII and George V. 54 COUNT ERIC JULIUS MAGNUS STEEN BOCK d. 1933. Churchill’s first room mate at Harrow. Died in Yorkshire aged 57.

55 ANTHONY WILKIN d. 1901. Author of On The Nile With A Camera and Among The Berbers Of Algeria. Struck down by dysentery in Cairo.

56 STEPHEN FILGATE LEPPOC CAPPEL d. 1901. Joined Imperial Forest Service and died at 26 of a disease contracted in Burma.

57 ARTHUR ORLANDO WOLSTAN CECIL WELD FORESTER d. 1914. Nephew of Hon Orlando (also in picture). Fought in Boer War and became aide-decamp to Viceroy of India. Fatally wounded in First World War.

58 HON ORLANDO ST MAUR FORESTER d. 1944. Son of 4th Baron Forester and uncle of Arthur (also pictured). Army chaplain in First World War. Became missionary in Japan and China. Died as Rector of Trowbridge, Wiltshire. 59 JAMES ERNEST JOHN BRUDENELL BRUCE d. 1917. Killed in First World War. Served as second lieutenant in the Northampto­nshire Yeomanry.

60 CECIL LORAINE ESTRIDGE d. 1959. Fought in Boer War before becoming businessma­n. Returned to his old regiment, the East Yorkshire, at outbreak of First World War. Took part in Suvla Bay landing and evacuation in Gallipoli. Was wounded, mentioned three times in despatches and awarded the DSO.

61 EDWARD BUTLER HEBERDEN d. 1954. Followed in father’s footsteps to become a vicar in Wiltshire.

62 RUSSELL MORTIMER LUCKOCK d. 1950. Son of the Dean of Lichfield Cathedral. Served in Boer War. Became instructor at the School of Musketry and Staff College and a brigade major in First World War. Retired from the Army in 1938, but rejoined King’s Own Royal Regiment as a colonel.

63 ARTHUR HOWARD SYMES-THOMPSON d. 1927. Brother of Frank (also pictured). Served in Boer War and First World War before running a coffee plantation in Kenya.

64 GEORGE ARTHUR PONSONBY d. 1969. Cousin of Richard Ponsonby (pictured). Outlived all his fellow pupils at Harrow. After being wounded during First World War, was Comptrolle­r and Private Secretary to Queen Maud of Norway before becoming equerry to King George VI and Elizabeth II.

65 GEORGE ERNEST MARTEN d. 1940. A director of Barclays Bank. Served as JP. 66 RICHARD ARTHUR BRABAZON PONSONBY d. 1937. Private secretary to the governors of the British Cape Colony, Natal, Trinidad and Tobago, Ceylon, Hong Kong and Fiji. After First World War, became interprete­r to Japanese Crown Prince Hirohito. 67 CHARLES E DWA R D LUDLOW PORTER d.1943. Wounded in First World War. Ran off with fellow officer’s wife, 16 years his junior. Died in India aged 65.

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