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Lieutenant-Commander GEORGE HENRY GREENWAY, Royal Navy, was in the
Beresford for one term in 1923 before going to Dartmouth. He played rugger for Dart–
mouth and Portsmouth United Services and was for ten years in submarines before getting
his first command in 1938. With the submarine
Tetrarch
he sank a schooner, three caiques
filled with enemy troops, two supply ships and a 5,000 ton transport in the Mediterranean
before the
Tetrarch
was lost with her O.W. commander in 1941.
Major ARCHIBALD CLAUDE HAMILTON, The South Wales Borderers, was in the
Hardinge from 1922 to 1927. He was outstandingly good at games, in the XV three years,
in
the cricket and hockey XIs for two, and was head of dormitory for four terms, a
Prefect and a C.S.M. in the Corps. No outstanding scholar, he had a pleasing sense of
humour and an affectionate loyalty for his friends and the school. After joining his
regiment he served mostly overseas and was killed in Holland in the October of 1944. •
Major CYRIL PENN HAMILTON, Royal Artillery, Lynedoch 1923 to 1927 was head
of his dormitory in the Michaelmas term of 1927, apparently rather to his surprise.
His zeal for cricket and the theatre both came out while he was at Wellington and he
later proved a keen soldier and a fine athlete, playing cricket and rackets for both Welling–
ton and Woolwich, where he won a Cadet Scholarship and was anUnder Officer. Heplayed
cricket for the Army also, and won both the Army and the Amateur squash Championships.
It has not been possible to obtain any details of the circumstances of his death
in
action
in February, 1941.
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Flight Lieutenant GILBERT GRESLEY HEATHCOTE, Royal Air Force, was in the
Anglesey from 1924 to 1928, when he played in the XV. Mter leaving Wellington he
went on to Chillon College (Switzerland) before going to the R.M.C. where he was also
in the XV and the Pentathlon team. Commissioned in the King's Own Yorkshire Light
Infantry, he left the Army after service in India and joined the R.A.F. in 1938. When
war broke out Heathcote went straight into operations, flying Wellingtons. In a daylight
raid on Heligoland on December 18th, 1939, he was second pilot and both his gunners
were wounded. He went from gun to gun himself, accounting for six enemy fighters.
From May, to November, 1940 he was an instructor before going back to operations,
this time to a Stirling squadron. Fit. Lt. Heathcote never returned from a daylight opera–
tion over Brest on December 18th, 1941. He was mentioned in dispatches.
Captain PATRICK ALLASON HOLDEN HENEKER, 3rd Indian Cavalry, Beresford
1921 to 1926, won a Prize Cadetship to Sandhurst and was gazetted to the 3rd Indian
Cavalry in 1929. Passionately fond of horses, he became a very good amateur jockey
and made a name for himself both on the fiat and as a steeple-chase rider. He went to
Malaya as a Squadron Leader in November, 1941. He survived the fighting, but after the
capitulation
in
February, 1942 he was a very sick man. Conditions for the sick and
wounded in Japanese hands were far from good and, after a long illness, he died
in
Changi Hospital, 29th August, 1942. His Commanding Officer writes "In him we
lost a very gallant gentleman and a .true friend, beloved by his men as much as by his
brother officers."
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