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I played a lot of cricket, and I was 12th man for the university when they played Australia, but Australia came with only ten fit men, so I fielded for Australia.Story collected byHenry Masonas part of the Merton@750 Birthday Weekend collection days…

This cap belonged to my father, Haster Skeet, who, after serving in the First World War, arrived at Merton in 1919, and was at the college until 1920. My father was at St Paul’s school and joined up in 1914 immediately after leaving school. He…

I arrived from Bermuda to the zoology department with little idea of what I had come to do. I was interested in insects with a social importance, such as mosquitoes, but the zoology department had little research in those areas. However, within a few…

I came up to St John’s in 1948, but soon had experience of two Fellows of Merton. In my first year I read Science Mods, and came to Merton for tutorials in mathematics with Dr Newbolt: I presume that the maths tutor at St John’s felt it was…

2nd Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers.Arthur Samson, born on 1st June 1882 in Kensington, London,was the only son of Revd Edward Samson and Alice Mary, née Legge, of Armitage Lodge, Rugeley, Staffordshire. He was educated at Eton College.…

45 Battery, Royal Field Artillery.Born on 20th November 1890 in Kensington, London, Wilfrid Rogers was the younger son of Revd Alfred George Rogers and Mabel Fanny Gertrude, née Reynolds, of Gatton Rectory, Merstham, Surrey.He was educated at…

7th (Service) Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (North Staffordshire Regiment).Born on 6th August 1885 in Catford, London, John Robinson was the second son of Revd Edward Cecil Robinson and Edith Isabella, née Milner, of 'Chadsmore', 5 Orchard…

3rd (Reserve) Battalion, attached to 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment.William King-Peirce was born on 5th July 1875 in Kensington, London,the son of Richard King-Peirce and Frances Agnes, née Price. He was married to Mary Agnes, née…

5th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment.Robert Jesson was born 17th June 1886 in Southampton,the only son of Robert William Jesson and Annie Randall, née Fairey, of 10 Archers Road, Southampton.He was educated at…

4th Battalion (Pioneers), attached to 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards.Guy Hardy was born on 15th September 1881 in Fulham, London. He wasthe only son of Ernest Meredith Hardy and Edith Annie, née Andrews, of 28 Harcourt Terrace, Redcliffe…
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