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The record set comprises 195 records.
These records date from 1899 to 1945.
Bromsgrove School was established in 1553 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England. It was originally recorded in 1476 as a chantry school and became a Tudor grammar school between 1548 and 1553. Sir Thomas Cookes’ financial endowment built the first buildings on the present site in 1693. During the Second World War, the school was temporarily relocated to Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales, and its buildings were used by British government departments.
Awards and Decorations
Five former Bromsgrove pupils won the Victoria Cross for valour in the face of the enemy:
Field Marshal Sir George White (1835 – 1912) Percy Thompson Dean (1877 – 1939) Eustace Jotham (c.1884 – 1915) Frank Bernard Wearne (c.1894 – 1917) Nigel Grey Leakey (1913 – 1941)
One former pupil won the George Cross:
Group Captain Oliver Campbell Bryson (Royal Flying Corps) (1896 – 1977)
A.E. Housman (poet)
Nicholas Evans (author of The Horse Whisperer)
Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who actor)
Nick Miles (Emmerdale actor)
John Illsley (bass guitarist with the rock band Dire Straits)
Ben Foden, Andy Goode, and Matt Mullan (Rugby Union players)
Bromsgrove is a town 13 miles from Birmingham city centre in England’s West Midlands.