Countdown to Peace – an exhibition for WW1

1 day until Armistice

A school during wartime

Today we feature: Departing for the Front. In March 1917, D Social study mates George Beard and Christopher Urwick put the contents of their study up for auction before both joined up. George served in France with the Royal Field Artillery. He was wounded in 1918. He later studied at King’s College, Cambridge. Christopher went to RMC Sandhurst, where he was Captain of the VIII 1919-1920. He retired from military service in 1932. Note that the entire contents of the study belonged to the boys, including the carpets.