I thought I’d highlight some recent additions and updates to the Distinguished section of the website. Although I’ve completed my main work on this section, new candidates for inclusion or updates on existing people continue to come along on a regular basis. Fascinatingly, some of this interest arises from non-OFs coming across the articles and contacting us. Here’s a selection of recent updates :-
John English Lott MC (1888-92) Although I had a basic entry on the WW1 Memorial page, I was contacted by a distant cousin of his, who provided much additional detail. She also told me that his ancestors lived at Flatford (Valley Farm) and he was related to Willy Lott, whose house was painted by John Constable in ‘The Haywain’. You can read the article here.
Captain Thomas Somerville OBE DSO MC* (1896-1904) I’m indebted to Peter Gasgoyne-Lockwood (R57-64) for researching a very detailed updated, including the fact that he was recommended for a Victoria Cross. The article here includes copies of many documents, including the VC recommendation that became a DSO.
Commander “Jake” Wright DSC** (29-32) He died on 10 May 2008 and this article now includes a link to the Telegraph Obituary. Click here
I’ve also recently added Bryan Ivory (K48-52) to the distinguished section for his amazingly detailed work on military miniature figures and model ships – see here. I’d be interested to hear from anyone else with an amazing talent like Bryan’s. E-mail me by clicking here: Email Chris Essex.