John Parr (President)
Francis Ernest Brown
As I was admiring the beautiful presentation clock given to my grandfather, Dr Francis Ernest Brown, when he left the staff of King Edward VII in 1911, it occurred to me that the school’s archivist may appreciate receiving a few details on the later career of Dr Brown.
He was second master at KE VII from its foundation in 1905 until 1911 when he was offered the Headmastership of Preston
Grammar but withdrew his candidacy to take up the Headmastership of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia (where he served from 1912 – 1929). Further details in the bio note following.
You may be aware that Geelong Grammar has many distinguished alumni, including the Prince of Wales, who was my contemporary at the School. Please forward the link below as you deem fit.
My best wishes to King Edward VII….