Mister Brownrigg’s Boys: Magdalen College School and The Great War

David Bebbington (1989, Organic Chemistry)

Mister Brownrigg’s Boys: Magdalen College School and The Great War by David BebbingtonFor all interested in the First World War or those associated with Magdalen College School, Mr Brownrigg’s Boys: Magdalen College School and The Great War will prove a fascinating read. 

To be published in November this year, it charts the history of Magdalen College School, Oxford, one of the country’s most historic and important schools, in the years prior to and during the First World War. Intrinsic is the evolution of the Officer Cadet Corps at the school and nationally.  

The book reveals the stories of fifty boys, all taught by one teacher, Mr Brownrigg, who go off to fight and don’t return. 

Remarkable tales all, amongst the boys are those after whom the school houses are named – Blagden, Callender, Maltby, Leicester and Wilkinson – as well as Noel Chavasse, the only man to win two VCs during the Great War. Read the astonishing stories of a combatant vicar, a Welsh rugby international, a county cricketer and a ground-breaking geneticist, to mention only a few.

Available on Amazon.co.uk