1914: Dickie’s War Begins

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On Sunday 2nd August 1914 the 1/3 London Territorials were gathering at the station, on their way to summer training Camp. It was Bank Holiday weekend. Two days later, war is declared with Germany, and the Territorials are officially mobilised … Continued

1914: Countdown to War – 10

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There must have been a tearful reunion with Maria Concetta at the Grove, as ETA finally returns from his business trip abroad. He writes to Headmaster Ramsay on the 19th: “Dear Fr Ramsay, I have just returned from abroad and … Continued

1914: Countdown to War – 8

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Now that Maria Concetta has had two reports on Dickie from Headmaster Ramsay – and had time to think – she obviously feels (as any mother would) the unfortunate accident might have been avoided: “Dear Fr Ramsay, Thank you for … Continued

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