Barrow Hill School boys (and one girl) who fought in the First War

and some of the teachers, too


Farqhar Mathieson Macrae

Alyzn Johnson added this in 2018 :I    have just found this cutting amongst letters and trench postcards. It is taken from ‘The London Teacher’ 25.6.15. 

War Items
Mr F.M.MACRAE, 13th County of London{Kensington Riffles]an assistant master at Barrow Hill road School, was after the action at Aubers Ridge, May 9th, reported, under date May 21st, as missing.
I have his last unfinished[and uncensored] letter dated May 9th describing trench warfare.

Ernest John Riley 1888 – 1964 – was born, in Monmouthshire, and, in 1911, was boarding in Willesden and was a teacher at an London County Council school. he was a private in the 5th London Regiment King’s Royal rifle corps and gained the Military Medal for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire (London Gazette 10/12/1918).

W. L. Dennis

S. H. Lewis – Military medal

J. McKee

F. J. Timms

F. A. Wall

F. Wood

















This page was added on 28/11/2014.

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