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Corpus Christi Roman Catholic School, Senior Boys' Class of Easter 1951

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Corpus Christi Roman Catholic School, Senior Boys
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March 1951. Group portrait of the Senior Boys' class of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic School, taken Easter 1951. The boys were about to leave the school and are named as follows: Back row from left to right; Billy Hazelgrave, Curly Turner, Hazeltine, Peter Jackson, J.Grant, Steven Slingsby, Ryan and Webb. Next row (third from the front, from left to right); Jewison, Pat O'Grady, Moran, Ralph Kerrigan, Joe Dunbar, Fellah, Brian Townsend, Tony Merrion, unknown. Second row from the front; Barry Vincent, Duffy, Barry Duncan, Brian Carney, James Gleason, Brian Duffy, Ernie Hargreaves, Dermot Finn, Frank Moore, Patrick Moran, Ernie Ford. Front Row from left to right; Spencer, Joe McAndrew, Raymond Catterall, Peter Nettleton, James Fobert, Richard Hill, Swales, unknown, William Haigh and Peter Kennedy. Mr M Rossiter, the Headmaster is standing on the left but the woodwork teacher, seen right, is unknown. Corpus Christi School is located in Neville Road and is known nowadays as Corpus Christi Catholic College. The photograph was supplied by Peter Jackson, ciaopj@optusnet.com.au

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Peter Jackson Australia

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Re the school photo, I would like to add the following, Top row back, 2nd in from left Curly Turner,I did my two years national service in The K.O.Y.l.I. we were deployed to The Yemen in November 1955 as we awaited entry to the camp we were to occupy the resident regiment marched out with pipes and drums a playing we were to replace The Seaforth Highlanders,. as they marched past I saw Curly Turner in his highland regalia, I dont think he saw me. Previously in Kenya in December 54 there arrived in my platoon Tony Merrion number 8 second row, later the following year while on patrol in the Aberdaire Forest I met Kevin Jewison located 1st left on second row, later in 1955 I was to hear of the death of Ernie Hargreaves,located third row 7th from left, while serving in The Royal Engineers in Cyprus,aged 19 was killed by a terrorist bomb, he was one of a family of 22 brothers and sisters, another school chum who is not in the photo was Alfie Silverwood, of the Gipton, who served with The West Yorkshire Regiment, he was killed while on patrol in Malaya, aged 19, he is buried there.

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