Up until the demolition of the old campus and the contstruction of the new school, they had been at the top of the stairs leading to the Hall balcony. The previous Headmaster of Pembroke School, Mr. Frank Ciccotti, had kindly allowed us to photograph them.
Recently, Phil Carradice, during his WW1 researching came across the name of BSB Thomas whose name can be seen at the top in the right hand panel. Benjamin Thomas lived in Gwyther St. Pembroke Dock and although intending to enter the teaching profession, on the outbreak of war was commissioned into the Welsh Regiment becoming Capt. Benjamin Thomas. He was awarded the MC for gallantry at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. He subsequently obtained a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps in 1917 where he again served with distinction. Tragically, he was killed in October 1918 as a result of a mid-air collision.
Further details of this distinguished former pupil can be found in Phil's blog on BBC Wales History site Click on the graphic below
It's worth returning to the Main index to see Phil's WWII collection of memories and photos.
Read the December 1915 Penvro, which is in our massive collection of Penvros, for more about the Rolls of Honour and other Old Pupil WWI news. Click Here for the DECEMBER 1915 Penvro