Thursday, 9 July 2009


I have just published another article from Don Long’s book Occasional Ramsgate Writings click here to read it.


  1. My dad went to Chatham House school.His name is Brendan Martin Hynes.Is this name familiar to you?He probably went to school there in the thirties before w.w.11.I also think that my grandfather may have been a teacher there also.His name was Timothy Joseph Hynes.Please let me know.Thanks.

  2. I suspect this picture shows many young men who gave their lives in service of their country just a few years later. Is there a list of names attached and do records from Charham House show how many of those in this picture died between 1914-18?

  3. Judi and Chris there is nothing on the old boys part of the their website but I think the forum there would be a good place to start click on the old boys link on the left of their homepage.

    I couldn’t find anyone of that name in the 1939 Thanet Kelly’s either.

    Bertie my son who studied there says there is a plaque with the names of those killed in WW1 on the wall of the school’s library, but I am sorry no I don’t have names for the picture.

  4. Thanks for that, Michael. A pity as it would perhaps have illustrated the casualty rate from just one school's CCF.


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