The start of the war on
28th July 1914 was not recorded but the Annual District
Flower Show was...
7th August 1914
The 1st Barham Troop of Boy Scouts have been released
from attendance upon a requisition from the Chief
Constable for service on the roads.
Admitted two refugees from Liege, now staying in Barham
– Marie von Damme and Julien van Damme.
The girls are knitting socks, belts, mittens, scarves
for the soldiers and sailors in needlework lesson and in
30th October 1914
Mr Harry Baylis, having joined Lord Kitchener's Army,
has been granted leave of absence commencing 2nd
4th November 1914
Mr H Baylis returned to duties this morning having
failed to pass the Army Medical.
12th March 1918
Cpl of Horse, A F Willis, 1st Life Guards an
old boy home from the Western Front visited this
This afternoon the boys were taken to witness an
inspection by General Sir Charles Rundle of the 23rd
Signal Company R E, the general being too busy himself
sent his A D C (Capt. Nicholson) to express his pleasure
at seeing them present.
Trooper A Willis, 1st Life Guards (an old boy) who has
been on the Front since last September visited the
schools this morning. He is returning to the Front
again this evening.
Staff Sergeant Rose, 1st Lifeguards, an old boy from
the Front, visited this morning. He returns to France
J van Damme, a Belgian, has left owing to his father
obtaining employment in London.
Owing to the tragic death of Lord Kitchener, the school
flag is flying at half mast.
Sergeant W Loader, from the Somme Front, an old boy,
visited the school this afternoon.
Corp A Willis, 1st Life Guards, and old boy from the
Front, visited this morning.
£2.4s.0d has been collected by the children of these
schools for the Belgian Children's Relief Fund.
Mr Baylis, having been called for Military Service, the
school is without an Assistant Master. Owing to this the
T T cannot be strictly adhered to.
A half holiday this afternoon for the Soldiers Sports at
As the girl’s room is being used this afternoon by the
soldiers, the girls are working in the Boy’s Dept –
Friday afternoon’s lessons being taken instead of
Ernest Newman R H A, an old boy from the Front,
visited the school.
12 children have been admitted during the weekend,
several from Dover, who have come inland to avoid the
Pte Mummery The Buffs, an old boy, visited - being home
from the French Front.
Sargeant Regan, R A M E, visited this morning.
Private W E Bushell A S C, an old boy, visited.
Horse, A F Willis, 1st Lifeguards, and old boy, home
from the Western Front, visited this morning.
22nd March 1918
Sapper G E Knight an old boy from the Western Front
visited this morning.
3rd April 1918
Commander Viscount & Viscountess Broome visited the
school this morning. All the children assembled in the
Boy’s room and his lordship described to them the fight
off the Dardanelles with the “Goeben” and “Breslau” when
his ship the “Raglan” was lost.
The flag of the Raglan which was
saved was exhibited and proved of great interest to
Teachers and Scholars. It is to be deposited in Barham
Church on Friday next and his lordship expressed a wish
that a half holiday might be given so that all the
school children could attend the ceremony.
5th April 1918
A half holiday is to be given this afternoon in order to
allow the children to attend the ceremony of the
presentation of the Ensign of H M S Raglan to the care
of the church.
23rd April 1918
Ord Sea E G Langford (an old boy) visited.
25th April 1918
F Andrews A B, H M, T B D Sceptre (an old boy visited)
26th July 1918
Cpl Baylis (Assistant Master) home on leave from France
visited the school this morning.
2nd August 1918
Sapper W D Knight RE (an old boy) from the Front,
visited this morning.
1st October 1918
Sapper G E Knight RE (an old boy) from the Front visited
22nd October 1918
H R Loder, 6th Batt The Buffs (an old boy)
home on leave from the Western Front visited this
morning. L/Cpl S F Weston 12 Norfolks (an old boy) on
leave from the Western Front visited this afternoon.
L/Cpl H S Colyer Australian Imperial Force (an old boy)
visited the school.
Sergeant W Loder (an old boy) from France visited.
Pte F W Hobbs I F (an old boy) who had been a prisoner
of war for 8 months in Germany visited the school this
Cpl Baylis (late assistant) visited and spoke to the
boys about the War area he was serving in
Pte F Taphouse R A F (an old boy) visited.
17th October 1919
Spr P Gower and Dvr R Gower (two old boys) of the
Russian Relief Force visited this afternoon.
11th November 1919
The King’s call was obeyed this morning when at 11
o’clock the children assembled in the main room and
stood in silence for two minutes, thus paying a tribute
of remembrance to the Glorious Dead who died that
England might live.
1st December 1919
Viscountess Broome visited and presented the Peace Mugs
to the children.
12th August 1925
The Misses de Ceuninck from Ostend visited. They were
refugees from Belgium during the War and came here to