Following the success of the book about King Edward VII School and the Old Edwardians in World War One, entitled “Hear Their Footsteps”, the author, John Cornwell, has now completed the history of the school and its former pupils in World War Two.
The book, “Another Generation”, chronicles the story of the 110 Old Boys who lost their lives in the 1939-45 War and also discusses the experiences of those who survived and played a significant role in the conflict. Men like Geoffrey Turner, an RNVR Commander who won the George Cross for defusing aerial mines, and Brigadier Bill Williams who was Montgomery’s chief intelligence officer from El Alamein until the end of the war.
Old Edwardians gained over sixty awards for bravery in World War Two and the book has some of their stories, as well as tracing the changes the war brought to organising the daily routines of the school.
“Another Generation” will be launched on Thursday, 13th October at Upper School at 7pm.
All are welcome, entrance is free and books will be available for sale at £10 on the night.
After 13th Oct, copies will be available for £10 + £1.50 P&P from Reception at King Edward VII School, Glossop Road, S10 2PW; tel 0114 266 2518.
All proceeds will go towards school funds.