11am Sunday 11th November – Fallen for the Cause of the Free


To mark Remembrance Sunday and the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, British Rowing has encouraged rowing clubs to take part in Blades of Remembrance marking the moment of silence at 11am on Sunday, 11 November by standing in front of their clubs and displaying club blades as a mark of respect for rowers who have lost their lives to war and to say Thank You to all those who have served, sacrificed and changed the world – feel free to join us at Monmouth Rowing Club.

Monmouth School Remembrance Service 10am Chapel

Blades of Remembrance at MRC 11am

Some Old Monmothians

From 1915 list…

Rev. Cecil Poignand Scratch Fours 1897
R Weatherhead Cox 1899
G Preece Stroking Scratch Fours 1900
F J B Melsome Rower 1898
W T Maddock Rowed in House Fours, Scratch Fours and vs. Hereford Cathedral School
F C Webb Coxed in House Fours and Scratch Fours
Chandos Hill Rowed in House and Scratch Fours
F de W Harman Rowed in House, Scratch Fours and vs. Hereford Cathedral School 1897
C E Davies Rowed in House, Scratch Fours, and vs. Hereford Cathedral School
A T Shakespeare Coxed Scratch Fours in an 1899
W H de la Prynne Rower
A C R Davies Rower Scratch Fours
Everard Livesey Coxed House and Scratch Fours
H R G Davies Stroke House, Scratch Fours and boat race
A E Williams Coxed and Rowed in House and Scratch Fours
H M Long Rowed in Scratch Fours – 1912 “One of the best strokes the School boat has had for a long time. Has quite a good length and keeps it so. Inclined to hang over the stretcher; this can only be secured by steadiness forward. His keenness and energy did much to make the coaching of the boat a pleasure.”
Stephen V Palmer Cox 1908
W G T Edwards Rowed boat race vs. Hereford Cathedral School 1914. “A very rough oar who needs a great deal of coaching and practice. Never quite learnt the way to row himself out. Was very short in the swing forward, and must learn to keep his legs down until he has got his hands away. With plenty of real hard work would make quite a useful oar.”
Edmund S Edwards Rowed in Scratch Fours 1905
F A Grubbe Rowed boat race vs. Hereford Cathedral School, House and Scratch Fours 1900
W Pierpoint Rowed and Coxed Scratch Fours
L Farror Rowed House and Scratch Fours 1907
Alan Davies Rowed House and Scratch Fours 1913 and 1914
R E Parry Rowed Scratch Fours 1912
K P Hall Rowed House and Scratch Fours 1898
P J Pither Rowed House Fours 1907
T R Morgan Rowed boat race vs. Hereford Cathedral School 1897
F Leach Nicholas Rowed House Fours, vs Hereford Cathedral School 1896
J F R Daniel Rowed House, Scratch Fours and vs. Hereford Cathedral School 1900 and 1901
C C Pilkington Rowed House, Scratch Fours and vs. 1901
R A Hobbs Rowed House and Scratch Fours
A H Edwards Rowed Monmouth Regatta and won the Croft-y-Bwla Cup 1875
R L Bolton Coxed and Rowed House, Scratch Fours and Hereford Cathedral School 1903
Clement W Parish Rowed House and Scratch Fours 1905
W R Lewis Rowed House Fours 1907
C B Francis Rowed House and Scratch Fours
Stanley Edwards Rowed Scratch Fours 1912
W H Dowdeswell Rowed as stroke
Malcolm Vyvyan 1914 “A light oar who improved very much during practice. Is inclined to swing out of the boat at the end of the stroke and does not use his legs to sufficient advantage. Has a good length in swinging forward but must learn to get his blade into the water square, and then drive in through in one piece.”
H Cossens Rowed House and Scratch Fours
J H Dunn Rowed Scratch Fours 1899
Bruce Mountjoy Rowed vs. Hereford Cathedral School 1899
J Grant Rowed House and Scratch Fours
WB Bidwell Rowed 1912
T Cunliffe Rowed Scratch Fours and vs. Hereford Cathedral School 1914. “The only natural oar in the boat. Has an easy body swing and sets a good rhythm. Needs to be quicker into the water and not hang over the stretcher; must learn also to wake up his crew”
J Williams Rowed House and Scratch Fours
J E Dunn Rowed Scratch Fours 1899
J H Howse Coxed Scratch Fours 1896
W H Muncy Rowed House, Scratch Fours and vs. Hereford Cathedral School 1906
H W Thomas Rowed 1912

From WW2 list…

H S G Morgan Cox
C. S. Walters “loved the river and everything connected with it. Slight of build, he made up for this, except in the longer and more gruelling races, by his prowess as one of the neatest fixed-seat oars the School has known for many years. It was typical of him, after rowing in the 1st IV almost throughout the season of 1939, that he should recognize the importance of weight rather than style for the Marlow race. He did not wait for Coach to approach him tactfully on the matter. He took the initial step, and with his usual sporting instinct suggested that his thwart should be manned by a heavier oar. The School must win, and that was his sole concern.”
D G Lewis Rower
Douglas Henry Meek 1932 “A new oar this season, and deserves every praise for his strenuous efforts. His body work is slow, and in consequence his blade work was sluggish.”
Howel Foster Richards “was Head of School House and School Captain, 1926-27, Captain of Rugby, and Captain of Boats. He stroked the boat with R. E. Dore, J. K. Shepheard and E. Price, and M. B. Jones as cox, which reached the final at Marlow in 1926. His coach’s words in the Rowing Criticisms, ‘a determined effort day after day’, are the key to his character.”
John Middleton Hutchings “After leaving he took a great interest in the Reading Rowing Club, and it was indeed a great pleasure to meet him from time to time when he renewed old friendships by his presence at Marlow Regatta to watch the School row.”
Haydn Walter Phillips “His rowing coach wrote in 1939: ‘ . . .cannot be called an “oar” in the technical sense, but his value to the boat because of weight, pluck and determination fully justified his inclusion for Marlow’.”
Norman Silk “was winner of his weight at boxing, and captain of rowing”

11am Sunday, 11 November 2018

Fallen in the Cause of the Free