He is looking for information from relatives, friends and former school mates who may remember any of the 110 Old Boys who lost their lives in the 1939-45 War and also may have any information on those who survived and played a significant role in the conflict. Men like Geoffrey Turner, an RNVR Commander who won the George Cross for diffusing aerial mines, and Brigadier Bill Williams who was Montgomery’s chief intelligence officer from El Alamein until the end of the war.
Old Edwardians gained sixty awards for bravery in World War Two and the school has some of their stories already but much of the information is incomplete. If you can help fill in the story of those years at the school, or know about some of those young men who served in the forces, please contact John at 0114 255 0851
A specialist publisher of Military History books based in the Midlands has already agreed to re-publish the King Edward’s 1914-18 Book, “Hear Their Footsteps” and discussions are continuing about publishing the Second World War book as well.