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Staff - Academic

As with all armed forces establishment sit was commonplace for individuals to gain nicknames. The number and range of a person’s nicknames were directly proportional to the regard in which they were held so John Brooke-Smith must have been highest in our affections. It is interesting how perceptions of some longer-serving members of staff changed over the years as their nicknames indicate.

There are photos of many member so staff for whom I have no names. See them here. If you know any of them please email them to me.



Surname,  Forenames
& (Nicknames)

Service
Photo
AKERS Rev Frederick (Joey) At least 1880
Taught Geography

Although a Rev he was not Padre apart from one mention in the centenary The Cadet which got a lot of staff details wrong and gives a date when a different person was definately padre.


AKROYD1906 Jun to ???
Taught Mathematics

Replaced Mr Sutcliffe.


AITKEN
1905 Sep to ???
Taught Mathematics

Assistanat coach gig crew


ALLOTT
1910 Jan to ???
Subject not known


"Baby"
See JOHNSTONE

na
BALES
D V
At least 1930
Taught English and History

BA (Cambridge)


BAMBER Mr
1970 Jan to 1970 Dec
Taught English
Housemaster Mizzentop.
Coach 1st XV.

Joined to replace Mr Roger Harris.

BA (London)   BA (Liverpool)   Dip Ed   Dip PE

Married with two children, Jill and Mike.

Returned to Pakistan


BANKS Glyn Welden 1971 for six months
Taught English

A graduate of UCNW Bangor

2019 Article in MNA News

2015 New Statesman article and photos


BANTOCK R W
1956 Jan (possibly 1955 Xmas term) to 1956 Aug

BSc


BARKER (Boowks)
1965 Aug to 1974 Paying Off
Taught Physics and later Marine Science.
Later Housemaster Foretop.


Replaced Mr Caldwell

B Ed (Wales)

Nickname was because of the way he said “Get your boowks out lads”
)


"Balmey"
See CROCKET

na
BARROW Mr W
Easter 1941 to ???
Taught Science and Engineering

BSc (Leeds)


BAXTER  James 1930 to 31
A part time member of staff recruited to coach the 1st XV

Lt Cdr RNVR

Born and lived in Rock Ferry.

He was a member of the English Rugby Union team and an accomplished international sporstman.

Presented with an engraved silver inkwell on his retirement which is now in the chapel.

Wikipedia Profile


BAYLISS Ken (Pug)
1948 Aug to 1964
Taught Physics
1st XV and Athletics coach thorughout his tenure.

BSc     Dip ED

The cadet alluded to a hearing deafect but he actually "resigned" for inappropriate
conduct involving several cadets but incredibly was still helped to find a job with a boarding school in Canada.

BEECHENO C J
At least 1889
Taught Trigonometry
Founder of the Debating Society in 1889


"Bill the Bishop"
See Rev WILLIAMS

na
BLACKABY
Lt A W RN Rtd
1938 Jan to 1951 Aug
Taught Navigation and Science.
Coach Athletics and Hockey teams.

Although a Lt RN who taught Navigation, he was never considered part of the technical staff.

Joined from King's School, Gloucetser.

 BSc (Wales)

He became very attached to Conway

Called up to the RN as an Ordinary Seaman at Easter 1941. In late 1944 Blackaby was serving in the Kenya and Russell-Smith was in Howe and both were in Trincomallee, Ceylon at the same time.

Resigned to take up a post as Senior Science Master at Steyning Grammar School, West Sussex.

Profile Sep 1951.


BLAKEMAN
At least 1903 to 1905 Jun

His marriage was recorded in 1903


BLANSHARD
??? to 1909 Dec
Subject not known


BLOMFIELD Arthur Eustace
1911 Oct to 1912 Dec
Taught French and History for the Osborne Class.

ACP

Joined vice Green f
rom Lewisham)

In 1914 he joined the Army as a Private in the
20th County of London Bn training at Blackheath in Dec 1914.
Posted to the Inns of Court OTC at Bekhampstead on 19th Jul 1915 to prepare for a commission.
Promoted Lt and posted
to 23rd Div Amm Col RFA.
Iin Oct 1915 he was with 3/4 North Moidland Bde RFA
He died of disease
on 28th Oct 1918 shortly after the battle ofTransloy Rdige (Some) while on active duty aged 34. Buried Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade click here


BLOYNE F G
At least 1912 Sep to 1917 Dec
Position not known

Left to join the RNVR as a Lt and was posted to Porstmouth.

Replaced by Mr Staveley


"Boowks"
See BARKER

na
"Bog Brush"
See CARTER

na
"Bomber"
See BRADLEY

na
BRADLEY Ron (Bomber)
1971 to 74
Colts, and later the first XV coach.

He had previously served in Malaysia (then Malaya), Northern Ireland and RAF Cosford

He and his family lived in the Kelvin Block flat

He built a small white dinghy there, called “Bainin”, gaelic for “little white”.

He had a blue, long-wheel base land rover with a cream roof, and towards the end of his stay, a German shepherd.

After Conway he established and managed a Field Study Centre in the Mourne Mountains, Co Down (NI) for five years and was  a member of the local mountain rescue team

He died very unexpectedly of a liver condition on January 6, 1978, aged 44


BRENCHLEY
(Flabby Guts / Jelly Baby)

Nothing more known
BRERETON W G
1947 to 50 Aug
Taught Modern languages including Spanish

BA (LIverpool)   Dip Ed

Orgainsed many out of school activities including the Music Society, lifesaving and swimming and continental trips during the holidays.

Obituary The Cadet 1971



BUCKBY F
1916 Jan to Dec 1923
Taught
Science 

He was on war service from Dec 1917 as a soldier in the Artists Rifles. He was replaced by Mr HFJ Burgess.

Returned to the ship for Xmas Term 1919.

Resigned Aug 1921 to join the educational staff of the Air Ministry.


"Buller"
See GREENWOOD

na
"Bummy"
See BARTON

na
BURGESS H F G
1918 Jan to ???
 
Joined to replace Mr F Buckby on military service


BURROWS
??? to at least 1967
Taught Science

Took over some of Bayliss' duties.


CALDWELL
(Wrong Way / Grief)
At least 1959 to 1965 Aug
Taught Physics
2nd XV coach

His nickname is explained thus: “We were playing RAF Valley at home. He was inserted into the 3/4 line to add some beef to the attack. With ball in hand he was hit hard on about their 25 yard line and spun through 180 without hesitating ran hard for the line and "scored" a five yard scrum for the opposition!”

Married Sister Rogers in Summer 1961. Two children

Left to take up holy orders


CAREY F P
At least 1919
Taught Mathematics


CARTER
(Spogsh / Bog-Brush)

1935 to 1971 Aug
Senior Master calculus, also taught navigation.
Acting Headmaster during the war while TEWB was on active service.
Deputy Headmaster

MSc (Leeds) Dip Ed

His Bog Brush nickname was because of his crew cut
Spoke with a slight lisp.

Hard if hearing so had a hearing aid in one ear.

Perfectly ambidextrous, could write on the blackboard from left to right with his left hand and in the midlle swap the chalk to his right hand and keep writing

“Once he set a Maths exam which was so difficult nobody could do it (average was about 2%) and they had to re-scale all the results. I was quite good at Maths but I only got about 15% I think.”

"He was known at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough as having had a hand in the mathematics needed when designing aerofoils (cross section of a wing)."

Reminiscences 1971



"Charlie"
See LIGHT J


"Colonel Guncotton" See CREIGHTON


CORT J L P
1912 Jan to 1923 Dec
Taught English

BA

Joined the forces during WW1 as  provate in 2nd Bn Liverpool Scottish Regt,
training at Blackpool in Dec 1914. By Oct 1915 was serving on the Western Front.

Returned to the ship for Xmas Term 1919.

Resigned Aug 1921 to join the educational staff of Lever Bros at Port Sunlight.


"Creeping Jesus"
Seer PREEN

na
CREIGHTON J A
(Colonel Guncotton)
1919 Sep to approx 1932
Taught Mathematics

Gave
13 years service.

Joined from Worcerster.

Ex Army.


Obituary The Cadet 1959



CROFT, Mr A J W
Easter 1941 to at least 1944
Taught Mathematics and Science.

Joined in a temporary capacity to replace a master called up in WWII.

BSc (London) Dip Ed


CULLINGWORTH
??? to 1903 Jul

Left for a post in Cairo


CUNNINGTON
W J
At least 1930
Taught Mathematics and Physics

MSc


"Cupid"
See Rev WILLIAMS


d'AMARAL J
"Senor"
1932 to 45 Summer
Taught Spanish, French and Modern Languages

A very well regarded master renowned for his "Patience, unfailing good humour and even temper"

Dip Litt & Science (Lisbon)

Left Conway to beceme Portuguese Consulate General in London.
 
Profile



"DJ"
See Dale-Jones

na
DALE-JONES (Peanut)
1961 Sep to 1974 Paying Off
Taught English
Bantams coach for a while

BSC (Wales)
Dip Agr (Cantab)
DTA (Tin)

Replaced Mr Whitely.

Previous at Rydal wher he was a rugby coach.

Previously refereed Old Boys' matches.

"I got on well with him though he was generally disliked”

“The most lunatic evening was when 'Peanut' Davies was OOD. During cinema the projector was acting up (when didn't it?). As a result the time overran into supper (cocoa and a lump of seed cake). 'Peanut' stormed in and insisted that the cinema was stopped immediately. Naturally, the assembled cadets were not amused and no amount of reasoning could dissuade him. Somehow the word spread that there would be a 'silent protest' at prayers before supper. Sure enough, 'Peanut' found himself singing the hymn alone. The meal (cocoa and a lump of seed cake) was in silence. 'Peanut' just grinned and chuckled. After All Hands were in bed and Rounds had taken place, 'Peanut' ordered each dormitory in turn to get out of bed, dress in shoes and run up and down the stairs 3 times and then assemble in the Mess Hall. Us POs were expected to accelerate the slow coaches - no way! On arrival at the Mess Hall, with the organist at the 'Wurlitzer', all had to sing the whole of 'Oh God our help in ages passed'. Then run up the stairs again to bed. This went on until all the dorms had done it. 'Peanut' thought the whole thing very amusing. Somehow the night's performance came to the attention of TEWB who interviewed 'Peanut' the next day. He was much more conciliatory after that.”



DAVIES M I
1948 Xmas term to 1953 Aug
Taught English

BA (Oxon and Lampeter)

"A most enthusiastic member of the staff and greta credit was lawys due to him for the continued, and we hope, continuing interst and improvement in the amateur dramatics."

Left to take a teaching post elsewhere.


DAVIES Thomas
See Thomas-Davies


DAVIES
At least 1972 to 73
Coached 1st XV


"Dithery Dan"
See PHILLIPS

na
"Dodo"
See Woolley

na
DOBSON Thomas
Early 1900s
Deputy Headmaster
ex Naval School Greenwich


EBDON F W
1905 Aug  to ???
Taught French
Football and cricket team coach

Joined from St Johns School, Leatherhead folowoing two and a half years study in Paris.


EECKLES
1915 Jan to 1915 Oct
Taught French

Joined from Antwerp University to cover for a member of staff serving in the forces

Left to take a position in the Belgian Government.


EDWARDS Lt H A RNR
1902 Jan to 1905 Jun 30th
Assistant Master
T
aught Navigation & Nautical Astronomy for the senior and RN class.

Lt RNR but he served as a non uniformed master.

Left to become Marine Officer in Lagos.


EDWARDS Gwillym Rhys
See Rhys-Edwards


ELLIOTT Norman S
1925 Jan to at least 1930 Apr
Taught Spanish

Attended Liverpool University.

A very accomplished singer he took a great interest in organising each Term's ship's concert.

Married 30th July 1929 and presented with an engraved silver salver and ashrtray.


ELTON W H
1956 Sep to 1957 Aug
Subject not known

"A more versatile member of the staff we have never known, he is willing to enter into all forms of activity outside school hours and his enthusiasm and energy were unbounded.


"Esso"
See SUTCLIFFE

na
FEASEY (Yo Ho)
Nothing more known


(F)FOULKES Sam
1941 to 49
Taught History, English, Mathematics and Geography.

“A quiet, gentle man with a dry sense of humour”

Left to take up a post in Preston.



FINDLATER-STEWART
1899 Sep to ???
Subjec not known

MA


"Flabby Guts"
See BRENCHLEY
na
FOGARTY F M
(Frog / Fogas)
1956 Sep to 1957 Apr
Returned 1959 to 1965 Aug
Taught Geography?
Form master
Bantams(?) and sometimes 2nd XV coach

Joined initially on a one/two term temporary appointment. He wAS reluctantly relased at the end of that contract when he planned a "private venture".

"A cheery smile and willing helpfullness"

Left with his wife for domestic reasons to take up a position at SouthportPprep School.

"Fogas"
See FOGARTY
na
FOZARD (Geasy)
1956 Apr to 1974 Paying Off
Taught Spanish
Tennis and hockey coach
Director of the annual amateur dramatics play for the summer weekend.
Later House Tutor

BA (Liverpool)

He would speak just a few words of English to cadets in their first lesson - “The best way to learn a language is to use a language. From now on I shall only address you in Spanish. Sienta te!” That was it; from then on it was all Spanish.

"A dapper graceful man, always smart and renowned for his slicked back brylcreamed hair." "A short, plump man with a sleek, black, brylcreemed hairdo and a Latin look, naturally he taught Spanish (later he was also the foclse divisional master). He had a parrot in his cabin."


A member of the Magic Circle and was prone to performing tricks on unsuspecting cadets

"For 3 years Fozard worked in Lima in Peru before returning to join the training ship HMS Conway based at Anglesey in North Wales. For 18 years he worked with the students as a teacher and advisor. He always made himself available to the students and evidence of their high regard for him has been forthcoming ever since. One did not need to be long in conversation with Geoff before mention was made of Conway and his happiness there. He joined the staff of the Catholic High School in Chester in 1974 as Head of Modern Languages. But truth to say, Conway's loss was the Catholic High School's gain. Again he won the respect and high regard of his colleagues and the many pupils he helped along the way."

He died in 1978 after a long illness



FOULSTON W F
1921 Sep  to ???
Taught Science
Coach rugby XV

Joined from Wellington College, Somerset.


FOULTON W F
1923 Sep to ???
Taught Science
Rugby coach



FRANCIS A1960 Aug to 1961 Apr
Taught English and Geography
Coached Gymnastics

Replaced Thwaites

Left because he felt he was not fir enough to perform duties of PE Master.


"Frog"
See FOGARTY

na
"Gaff"
See KING

na
GAVIN
1899 Sep to Dec 1901
Subject not known.


GEPP
1937 Autumn to ???
Taught mathematics as the regular teacher was ill.

Appointed by Lawrence Holt, the Conway Committee Chairman
He was an Old Pangbournian and held an Extra Master’s Certificate


GILROY Mrs
??? to 1974 Paying Off
Taught English

BA (Keele)


GLOVER Miss Dorothy and her sister
At least Xmas Term 1919
Taught Dancing Class

"They were listed as of Waterloo"'


GOODEY Mr L C (Lads)
1966 Sep to 1971 Aug
Taught Mathematics and some English
Orgainsed mountaineering

A graduate of Aberystwyth.

Left to join Nelson Filed Studies Centre as a climbing instructor.

His wife was also a teacher.

GOODEY Mrs
At least 1971
Taught Mathematics


Her husband was also a teacher.

GORDON-SMITH C
At least 1912 Sep to 1917 Dec
 
MSc

Left to join the RNVR first as a seaman but then commissioned as Sub Lt for service at the Admiralty. Replaced by Mr JH Hall BSc

Returned to the ship for Easter Term 1919.


"Greasy"
See FOZARD and RHYS-EVANS

na
GREEN C E
??? to 1911 Oct
Taught French and History for the Osborne Class

Left to escort a young man on a world trip.

Staff RNC Dartmouth 1926


GREENLAND D G
Circa 1959 to 63 Dec

Graduated from York with a music degree, an accomplished musician

National service in the Royal Artillery

Married in 1963

Left and joined the RAF as a PE Teacher. Eventually promoted Sqn Ldr and was CO of the Falcons display team

Later joined the SAS when he disappeared and was not seen again by Conway or friends

Obit and photos

GREENWOOD Thomas J C
(Buller / TJCG)
1908 to 1943
Taught Geography, particularly to the Junior Osborne Class
Taught History adn Mathematics
Also coached the Athletics, Tennis and Cricket Team

Played cricket for Yorkshire.

"A popular master, always ready to see a boy's point of view and the author of many anecdotes - oerhaps some of theses gave rise to his universal nicknam 'Buller'."

He lived at Tranmere but moved to Beaumaris when the ship shifted from Rock Ferry to Glyn Garth.

His wife crossed the bar on 20 Mar 1942 at their home Morianfa, Beaumaris.


He suffered a heart attack in 1944 on the Beaumaris Town Green at a rugby match, and subsequently died. A requiem communion service was held at his home by the ship's chaplain and the cadets formed a guard of honour as the funeral party left for Bangor station. He was buried in Oswestry.

He was the grandfather of
Ian Robertson (52-54).

Obituary 1944


"Grief"
See CALDWELL

na
GRIFFITHS, Mr R E
At least 1944
Taught Mathematics and English.


GRIME
At least 1903
He married oin the summer of 1903


HALL J H
1918 Jan to ???

BSc

Replacement for  Mr C G Smith who left to join the RNVR


HAMPSON
(Jackie)
1952 Jan to 1955 Aug
Taught Science

Term master for the 1954 intake

A keen amateur photographer he ran the Phorographic Society and and took many of the photos onboard the ship during her last passage from Plas Newydd, see 1953 Loss albums

He retired in Sep 55 and lived in Somerset until he died in 2005



HARGRAVES
(Strike)
Years pre 1931
Nothing more known


HARPER D P I
1956 Jan (possibly 1955 Xmas term) to 1956 Aug

BSc


HARRIS D (Jet)
1964 Jan to Summer 67
PE Master
Coach 2nd and Junior XVs and assistant coach Athletics


Joined with his new wife and lived in the Fxl flat in the New Block (top floor)

Replaced Mr Greenland.

HARRIS Roger
??? to 1969 Dec
Subject not known
Nothing more is known other than that he "returned to his native Devon".


HARRIS W
At least 1967
Assistant Coach 1st XV

Nothing more known


HEYBOURNE Mr Michael E (Mike)
1969 to 1974 Paying Off
Taught Technical Drawing and "Workshop Practice"

Teacher's Certificate


HINTON
??? to 1948 July.
Subject not known.

Called up to the RN Easter 1941.


HOBSON Rev Douglas (Long Tom) 1902 to 06
Assistant Games Master
Sometimes supported the Padre

An Assistamt Chaplain in the Mersey Mission to Seamnan he had a lot of contact with Conway but was never actually chaplain.

The Cadet refers to him in 1908 and 1921

HOWELL-THOMAS

At least Autumn term 1920
Taught Mathematics


HUGHES
At least mid 1956 
He married oin the summer of 1903

Developed pleurisy during the 56 summer holiday and  was hospitalised., missing rthebXmas term.

HUKKINSON Thomas
1881
Taught English



"Humph"
See KINGSFORD
na
HUTCHINSON E H
1880s to 1885/6

Acording to the Centenary The Cadet there two Hutchinson brothers on the staff at the same time. No other mention of brothers has been found.  

The May 1889 The Cadet magazine carried an article click here about him observing that he had resigned "some years ago"  he moved to Ceylon to become a tea planter.

Research has discovered that he became a tea planter with the Carolina Tea Company in 1886 click here so must have resigned in 1885-6.

There are photos of his house in Ambagambauwa here.



HUTCHINSON ??
Circa 1880s to 1885/6

Acording to the Centenary The Cadet there two Hutchinson brothers on the staff at the same time. No other mention of brothers has been found.  


IVEY Charles (Skipper)
Nothing more known


"Jackie"
See HAMPSON

na
"Jelly Baby"
See BRENCHLEY

na
"Jet"
See HARRIS D


JOHNSON N A (Baby)
1966 Sep to 1970 Dec
Taught English
Housemaster Foretop from 1968
Coach Bantams XV

Resigned to becaome Head of English at the BFES Duke of Cornwell School, Dortmund.

JONES Percy
1916 Dec to ???
Temporary French Master vice Eeckels

Old Malvernian

Resident of Antwerp for many years so perhaps recommended by Eeckles



JONES, Mr G E
1952 Jan to 1955 Dec
Taught Mathematocs and Science

Replaced Mr Miller

BSc (Wales)


JONES H D (Trog, Troggie)
1956 Apr to 1964 Apr
Taught English
Ran Drama Group

BA

“A very Welsh accent and a small moustache ... seemed to me a very placid sort of guy. He had to be to put up with disruptive types like me. He lived away from the school, but no doubt took his turn as duty teacher on occasions when others were away.”

Moved to take up a lectureship.


JONES, Mr W A Pru-itchard


See Pritchard Jones


JONES Mrs
??? to 1974 Paying Off
Taught Chemistry

BSc (Wales) PhD (Wales)


JORDON F
At least 1919
Taught Mathematics


"Jungle jim"
Real name not known circa 69-72
Taught Engineering Drawing

Ran projects making wetsuits and building dinghies. 

He resided in one of the staff flats possibly Stb Maintop with his very nice wife and young child.

na
"Ken"
See BAYLISS

na
KIDLEY
1916 Jan to ???
Temporary  Master to cover for a member of staff serving in the forces

He was a retired Cunard Line officer



KING John (Gaff / Gaffer)
1956 Apr to 1974 Paying Off
Taught Mathematics.
Coached cross country team

BSc (London)

"
His rig of the day was often brown brogue shoes and tweed suits."

"
I remember him fondly as (a) straight forward, no nonsense, friendly and all round good bloke."


KINGSFORD Paul
(Humph in the 50s
Newie around 1961
Ning Ning / Sping in the 60s)
1950 Jan to 1974 Paying Off
Taught History
Coach Colts XV  Exorted us to "Put fire in your bellies”
Coached 1st XI
Later Housemaster Maintop and Head of Arts

MA (Queen's College, Cambridge), Dip Ed

Despite strong rumours that he had once played chess with Rommel in the Western desert one OC recalls "he also referred to the Rommel story, and without being able to remember the full story, I can tell you that he told us that it was in fact not true"

Author of 'After Alamein', his time as a PoW in WWII 
Click here

Joined King's School, Chester after Paying Off for the Xmas Term 1974 and seems to have stayed with them for approximately one year. He taught History, what else!




KIRBY (Rip)
1950 Jan to 1953 Aug
"Specialised in Maritime History"
Coach 1st XI.

BA (Liverpool)

A
North Countryman.

Left to take up anothe teaching post.


KIRKHAM David
1971 Sep to 74
Taught English
Housemaster
Coach of the rugby XV in which there was a rather elegant fly-half called Iain Duncan Smith and an even more elegant centre called Clive Woodward.

Born at Wembley in 1943, he went to the Skinners' Company's School in Tunbridge Wells and thereafter to Pembroke College, Cambridge. At Pembroke he read for the English Tripos. Cambridge was followed by two years lecturing at university, firstly at the University of Alexandria in Egypt, and secondly at the University of Cologne. After a year studying for his PGCE at the Institute of Education in London, he set off for Alberta in Canada teaching at Eastglen Senior High School. In 1970 he returned to this country spending a year at the Vintners Secondary School in Maidstone

Joined from teaching in Canada.

After Conway he moved to the Newport Free Grammar School.

He said that his Conway experience "taught me how marvelously self-reliant, inventive and miserable children could be at a boarding school." "

Meeting David was like being hit by a hurricane, or perhaps a Tempest to use a more literary expression.”

"Under all his professionalism, there lies a quiet, courteous family man whose interests lie in gardening and astronomy"



"Lads"
See GOODEY
na
LAWSON, Mr J A
Easter 1941 to at least 1944
Taught History and English.

Joined in a temporary capacity to replace a master called up in WWII

BA (Leeds) Dip Ed


LIGHT Joseph Charles (Charlie)
At least 1870 to 1898 Oct
Taught Mathematics and Navigation


LLOYD-JONES
1964 Xmas Term


Joined in a temporary capacity to replace Mr Feasey who was severely ill


MALONE
1971 Sep to 1974 Paying Off
Taught English

Joined from Towers Outdoor Persuits Centree


MARCHANT Mr T P
1899 to 1934 Dec
Taught Navigation

1898 joined as an Assistant Master

1919 Taught Navigation and Mathem,atocs

1923 was appointed a Senior Master

1923 Aug appointed Headmaster

Gave 35 years service to the ship

Also taught the Navy Class


He trained at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich and then trained some 3,000 cadets before retiring to a "well earned rest"

Book The Conway Manual Book Click here

Obituary 1941



McNAUGHT George Stanley
At least 1912 Sep to 1914
Taught Geography

Left to join up, first in the Yeomanry
training at Seaford in Dec 1914but then with a commission in 12th Sevice (Wirral) Bn, Cheshire Regt.

By Oct 1915 he was a Capt serving on the Western Front

Promoted Actring Lt Col
of the Cheshires on the Salonika front 2 Feb tp 11 Nov 1918 and remained their CO after the end of the war.

Aawarded the DSO in New Year's Honours List
Click here
London Gazette


MACKNESS
??? to Dec 1901


MEUNIER
At least 1885 to 1905
Taught French


MILLER H J
1952 Jan to 1952 Dec
Subject not known.

BSc

Left for a post in Aberdeen.


MILLROY (Stoolie)
1951-55
Taught Science and possibly English

He rode a 125cc motor bike with a huge crash helmet


MOON H J
1919 Sep to at least Autumn term 1920
Taught History


BA

Ex Army.


MORGAN James
1903 to 1905 Jun
Taught Mathematics to the old Navy Osborne Class

Re-joined July 1911 to at least 1920
Taught Mathematics and the RN Class vice Stuart

1920 promoted to Senior Master

Educated at Beaumaris Grammar School and Jesus College, Oxford wher he gaimed his MA.

Taught maths at Penarrth Lodeg Primary Scholl, Brancote Prep anbd Stubbington House.

From1905 Jul to 1911 he taught maths at King's School Worcester.

Presented with a silver salver as a wedding gift in August 1912. The Capt Sup and staff gave hime a case of cutlery and plate. His wife was the daughter of an OC.

Book The Conway Manual
Book Click here

He resigned in Aug 1921 "His interest in and attachment to his work has been great and consistent throughout his service, and he will be very much missed on board."


MYLROI (wrongly MYIROL)
D

1952 to 1955 Aug
Subject not known
Coached Athletics Team

MA (Aberdeen)

Left to get married


NAYLOR
1915 May to Oct
Temporary Master to cover for a member of staff serving in the forces.

He left to become British Vice Consul in Tromso, Norway



"Newie"
See KINGSFORD
na
OWEN (Spike)
Nothing more known
PALM Roland
1960 May to Aug
Taught PE for a short period

He wanted to join the staff but there was no funds even thought the previous PE Teacher (Mr Skinner) had died in 1959.

He was a Silver medallist in the 56 Olympics. He came from Helsinbourg, Sweden and was invited to Conway by the then headmaster after several visits to Sweden by Conway cadets

“It was incredible watching him doing crucifixes and handstands on the rings up by the cricket pitch.”



PARRY B
??? to 1974 Paying Off
Taught mathematics
Housemaster Mizzentop.

BSc (Wales)


PAYNE
??? to 1966 Dec
Taught English

Left to tech at the Hamble Air Training Centre.


"Peanut"
See DALE-JONES

PHILLIPS E D (Dithery Dan)
1948 Xmas term to to 1974 Paying Off
Taught Geography

BA (Wales), Dip Ed

PING
1915 Dec to ???
Temporary Master vice Naylor

He came from St Albans School

Wrote several articles for Scientifc Geography and appeared in Everyman's Encyclodedia


"Pot Bot"
See THOMAS- DAVIES Thomas

PREEN
(Creeping Jesus aka Treen)

1951-2 to 1955 Dec
Taught English

His nickname was after the creatures who inhabited Venus in Dan Dare's strip in the Eagle comic

He organised the dramatic society.

Married approx Easter 1955.


PRITCHARD-JONES, Mr W A

Some sources give his suranme as Jones with Pritchard as a forename
1957 Sep to at least 1958
Subject not known.

Replaced Mr Elton on a short term contract.

MSc (Wales)  

M En (Durham)


"Pug"
See BAYLISS
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PULLEN
??? to 1907 Jul
Assistant Master


Resigned to take  lay readership with a view to taking holy orders.


"The Red Maggot"
1940 to 43
Taught Science

“No idea what his surname was but I still know how a moving galvanometer works (I think)”


RHYS- EDWARDS Gwillym
1957 Summer to ???
Taught Geography

Some sources list his name as Edwards with Rhys as a forename.

Replaced Mr Fogarty but The Cadet said "he is known to some of us" so may have had soem previous contact.

Crossed The Bar 2013



RHYS-EVANS (Greasy)
At least 1960
Taught English

He lived somewhere in Caernarfon was picked up by the duty boat in P.D. - as were all members of staff not living onboard



"Rip"
See KIRBY

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ROBERTS (brothers?)
1958 May to ???
Two Mr Roberts were engaged to teach Judo part time to the new Judo Club.



ROONEY
1961 to 1962 Dec
Taught Maths, Science and Navigation
Coached 2nd XV and 2nd XI

Joined from Garnett Colleg.

A qualified Master Mariner

Previoulsy taught at Worcester

Profile (his own Notes) and photos


Moved to Liverpool Technical College and to continue studying for his Extra Master's certificate

RUSSELL-SMITH
At least 1936 to 1949 Aug (The Cadet says he left after 13 years)
Taught History

BA

Called up to the Royal Marines Easter 1941.
In late 1944 Blackaby was serving in the Kenya and Russell-Smith was in Howe and both were in Trincomallee, Ceylon at the same time. Believed to have returned to the ship in 1945 at war's end.

Not to be confused with the (artist) cadet of the same name or that cadet's father the well known artist.

Left to join the RAF as an Education Officer.


SANDERSON T R
1951 Sep to 1955 Dec
Taught Spanish, replaced Brereton

 "...a master, whom I remember partly because of his talent in teaching, but also because of his quiet and gentlemanly manner."

BA (Liverpool)

Became engaged early in 1952.


SAVAGE G H
At least 1919 to Autumn term 1920
Taught French



"Senor"
See D'AMARAL

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"Sheriff"
See MURPHY
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"Skipper"
See IVEY

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SNEATH
At least 1898 Oct and seems to have been in post for some years
Taught Sports - reference to football and Sneath's Sixes"

He ran the choral society and the debating society



"Spare Bags"
See CARROWAY
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"Spike"
See OWEN

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"Sping"
See KINGSFORD

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"Spogsh"
See CARTER

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"Spud"
See MURPHY

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STACEY J W
1924 Sep to ???
PTI
The photo from 1938 is believed to be him


STAVELEY E
1917 to at least 1919

Replaced F G Bloyne who left to join the RNVR
MA (Oxon)


"Stoolie"
See MILLROY

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"Strike"
See HARGRAVES

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STUART A H
1904 Sep to 1906 Jun

 "A worthy colleague ... a valuable preceptor and sympathetic friend".

Left to join Leamington School.


STUART (Jas)
1898 Oct to 1911 Jun
Senior Master

In partnership with Captain Miller he formed a nautical school in South Street, Liverpool to coach candidates for their BoT examinations


STYTHE-JONES
1898 Oct to 1911 Jun
Senior Master

In partnership with Captain Miller he formed a nautical school in South Street, Liverpool to coach candidates for their BoT examinations


SUTCLIFFE (Esso)
1962 Jan to ???
Taught English

Temporary appointment uinto a new English master could eb recruited.


THOMAS Howell

See Howell-Thomas


THOMAS-DAVIES, Mr J A
(Pot Bot)
1962 Sep to 1965 Dec

Some sources in The Cadet give his name as Davies with Thomas as a forename

Educated at Rugby

BA Dip Ed (Oxford)

Sub Lt RMVR (stood in for Mr Davidson Xmas 62 and Easter 63 terms during his illness)

Lived in Kelvin Block flat with his wife Frances and children. Used to accommodsate xchildren from Dr Bernadoes during the holidays

Much appreciated couple. Organised Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme parties, painted play scenery and organised cutter weekends

Valete


TWAITES??? to 1960 Aug
Taught Mathematics


TOPHAM
1964 May to 1966 Sep
Taught English
Coach of Colts(?) rugby XV

Replaced H D Jones

Left to emigrate to Canada

THWAITES
At least 1960 Sep

"A very tall thin teacher with glasses"



"Treen"
See PREEN

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"Trog"
See JONES

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"Troggie"
See JONES

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VINER
1905 Sep to ???
Taught Drawing


WEATHERHEAD
1898 Oct to ???

Had a "distinguished career at Cambridge"


WHITELEY, Mr G L
Easter 1941 to at least 1944
Taught Mathematics and Science.

Joined in a temporary capacity to replace a master called up in WWII.

BSc (Leeds) Dip Ed


WHITLEY
1961 Jan to Dec
Taught Mathematics and Physics

Joined in a temporary capacity to replace Willaims E


WILKS, Mr H W A
At least 1944
Taught Geography.


WILLIAMS
J B
At least 1940
Taught Woodwork and Machine Tools

City & Guilds Certifcate (London)


WILLIAMS Rev W L
(Cupid / Bill The Bishiop / The Bish / Willie)
Joined 1949-50  to 1960
Taught Mathematics

MA (Durham)

Always hidden behind a newspaper, hardly ever saw his face!”.


Previously a Padre in the RN. "Defrocked, or so we chose to believe"

“Loved his ale" "He  drank, quite heavily, and his blue-veined claws of hands shook like aspens in a breeze during the day’s first lesson”

He was soft-hearted, and discipline was kept by consent: we liked him, which was enough. His way of teaching (which got me, a confirmed mathematical moron, a GCE “O” Level on the second attempt) was to say at the start of the lesson, “Right, then, gentlemen – if you want to learn, sit at the front. If you don’t, sit at the back and write a book or read a letter, but keep quiet.” He would frequently drop the chalk if the hangover was particularly shocking, and we’d offer helpful suggestions, like “Take the day off, sir!” or “Have a lie-down, sir – we won’t tell!” or “Hair of the dog, sir?” But we didn’t press our advantage. We regarded him with a kind of pitying affection, and it was rumoured (groundlessly as far as I knew) that he had a stunningly beautiful daughter. Why he was called Cupid was a mystery to me, unless the rumour had something to do with it.”

Valete


WILLIAMS
E
1960 Sep to half term
Taught Mathematics and Physics

Replaced Thwaites

Invalided out.


WILLIS
A
At least 1940
Taught Machine Tools



WOOLLEY  D L (Dodo)
1968 to 1974 Paying Off
Taught Science
Later Deputy Headmaster

BSc (Nottingham)    Dip Ed


"Wrong Way"
See CALDWELL

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WOOD A L
1902 Jan to 1939
Taught Navigation and Mathematics
Hockey XI coach

37 years service

Joined from Greenwich Observatory, previously at the RN Hopsital School.

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WYATT H M
1899 Sep to 1901 Apr 30th
Coached athletics, cricket and football "With excellent results".

BA

When he left the cadets presented him with a dressing case in "token of thier esteem and regard for him, and to show their appreciation of the valuable services which he has rendered." See The Cadet 1901 May. 

He moved to Fareham College



WYKES
1906 Jun to Jul 1907
Assitant Master

Replaced A H Stuart.

Resigned to take up the large scale breeding of pheasants on Anglesey.


"Yo Ho"
See FEASEY

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