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WELLINGTON COLLEGE
ROLL OF HONOUR
1939 1945
Wellingtonians who entered the School from
1889
to
1904
Flight Lieutenant PERCY THEODORE CARDEN,
M.C.,
Royal
Air
Force, Hopetoun
1899 to 1903, took an Honours Degree in Law at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in 1905,
was called to the Bar in 1908 and practised
in
the Chancery Division
till
the outbreak of
the first world war, when he joined the Public Schools Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment.
Commissioned in the Royal Flying Corps in 1916, he won the Military Cross the following
year. He returned to the Bar after the war, ultimately taking up a Civil Service appoint–
ment, and was an Assistant Charity Commissioner when he joined the R.A.F.V.R. in
April, 1939. Engaged in Intelligence and Administrative duties, and finally, in a special
branch of Aerial Defence, he was in charge of an extensive area of Northern England when
he succumbed to over-work and strain and died suddenly
in
an R.A.F. hospital on February
12th, 1942. "He was certainly heart and soul in his work until the end and his death will
not only be a loss to us all but to the Service," writes his Commanding Officer.
Colonel EDMUND FRASER CRESWELL,
D.S.O.,
formerly in the Royal Artillery, was
in the Lynedoch from 1889 to 1893, became Commandant of the Chemical Warfare
Experimental Station in 1920 and commanded the A.A. Defence School in 1924. He was
Managing Director with full responsibility for the Ammunition branch of I.C.I., a post
he gave up to work for the Ammunition Department of the Ministry of Supply, where
he died following an accident on November 5th, 1941. He saw active service on the N.W.
Frontier as a junior captain and in the 1914-18 war he was four times mentioned in
dispatches and was awarded the D.S.O.
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Captain FREDERICK MARTYN DIMOND, Royal Army Service Corps, Purnell's 1903
to 1907, who went on to Magdalene College, Cambridge, appeared
in
the casualty list of
May 16th, 1941, with the announcement that he had died on active service.
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