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Club Members 1872-1945

 
 
 

This project aims to eventually identify all club members (playing and non-playing) and guest players. It is being started from 1872 to 1945.

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Gabriel, Ernest Edward 1875 Born 8th December 1858 Kendal, Westmorland. Son of Edward Gabriel and Mary Elizabeth (nee Mabson). Clifton College 1872-1873. Mechanical Engineer. Husband of Margaret Elsie (nee Bashall). Died 9th June 1919 Carlton Colville, Suffolk.  
Gaisford, Wilfrid Fletcher 1919-20 Born 6th April 1902 Saltford, Somerset. Son of Harold Gaisford, and Mary Annie (nee Fletcher). Christened St Mary Magdelene, Stoke Bishop, Bristol. Bristol Grammar School. Also played rugby for St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Richmond and Somerset. Held junior positions at St Bartholomew's Hospital London before being appointed honorary assistant physician and anaesthetist for East London Children's Hospital. He was consultant paediatrician for Warwick County Council, before moving to Manchester where he was honorary paediatrician at St Mary's Hospital Manchester and honorary physician at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. Professor of Child Health and Paediatrics and the Director of the Department of Child Health at Manchester University. Married 1933 Gladys Mabel Guppy in Penzance, Cornwall. In April 1940 he was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and in December 1967 became Professor Emeritus at Manchester University. Died April 1988 Cambourne/Redruth, Cornwall.
Gardiner, Alfred 1900-01 Born 7th November 1882 Bristol. Son of Thomas Chapple Gardiner and Sarah Bishop (nee Lucas). Brother of Ernest and Hubert. Clifton College 1891-1900. Also played rugby for Harlequins. Married Aileen Graham Gwynne Donnell. Died 10th January 1959 at 4 Grange Road, Clifton, Bristol.
Gardiner, Christopher John 192? Born 2nd June 1907. Son of Edward John Lucas Gardiner and Norah Mortimer (nee ?), Nephew of Clifton players Alfred, Ernest and Hubert Gardiner. Educated Clifton College 1919-1926. Worked for the family business Gardiner & Sons. Died 1986 Bristol.
Gardiner, Ernest 1900-01

Born 16th March 1880 Bristol. Brother of Alfred and Hubert. Clifton College 1889-1896. Father owned several ironmongery businesses in Bristol called Gardiner & Sons Ltd. In 1972 the company merged with Haskins Furniture to become Gardiner Haskins Homecentre, one of the largest stores in Bristol. Ernest was an assistant in his father's firm. Killed in Action 2nd March 1915 St Eloi, near Ypres. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

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Gardiner, Hubert 1903-04 Born 26th July 1881. Son of Thomas Chapple Gardiner and Sarah Bishop (nee Lucas). Brother of Alfred and Ernest. Clifton College 1889-1900. University College, Oxford. Chartered Accountant. Married 7th October 1916 Jean Elizabeth Wilson at St Thomas, Portman Square, London. Died 27th September 1934 at Wimbledon Hill, Surrey.
Gardiner, Peter 1920s-30s Born 26th December 1907. Son of Frank Gardiner and Florence (nee ?). Christened 1st March 1907. Clifton College 1922-1925. He ran a letter service for players during World War 1 while he worked at the family engineering firm, Midland Works, in St. Philips. Died 1987 Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
Gardner, Alfred John 1902-03 Born 19th January 1882 St Werberghs, Bristol. Son of Frank Smith Gardner, Professor of Music and Music Master (Violin) Clifton College from 1878-1919, and Susannah Moreland (nee Willis). Brother of Frank. Bristol Grammar School 1893-1898. Chartered Accountant. England Table Tennis. Married 1912 Bay Ham. Founder Bristol Lawn Tennis Club 1912. Died 17th May 1948
Gardner, Charles Eric 1901-02 Born 8th January 1880 Bristol. Son of Charles Edward Ley Gardner, Wholesale Grocer, and Ellen Merlin (nee Griffith). Christened 19th May 1880 Wesleyan Methodist Church, Bristol. Married 6th September 1911 Irene Bentall at Christchurch, Clifton. Wholesale Grocer. Died 28th July 1958 Southmead Hospital, Bristol..  
Gardner, Frank William 1901-02 Born 19th May 1880 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Frank Smith Gardner, Professor of Music and Music Master (Violin) Clifton College from 1878-1919, and Susannah Moreland (nee Willis). Brother of Alfred. Bankers Clerk. Married 7th October 1907 Marie Louise Corlett in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA. In 1911 Manager of the Newspaper "The British News of Canada" in London. Lived at 4 Windsor Terrace, Clifton, Bristol. Died 3rd June 1962 Ham Green Hospital, Somerset.
Gardner, Frank Smith 1906-07 Born 1851 Birmingham. Son of William Gardner, Brass Founder, and Mary (nee ?). Married Sussannah Moreland Williis. Father of Alfred and Frank. Music Master (Violin) Clifton College 1878-1919. Died 5th April 1930 at 3 Henleaze Avenue, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol.
Gardner, Charles James 1907-08 Born 7th December 1883. St.Andrew's College, Grahamstown, South Africa. Rhodes Scholar, Trinity College, Oxford. Rugby Blue 1905 and 1906. Liaison Officer 1941-44. Judge Advocate U.D.F. and Member of Courts Martial; Lieutenant-Colonel from 1944. Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa, Eastern District Local Division. Judge President Local District Supreme Court 1949-53. Died 3rd July 1963 Grahamstown, South Africa.
Garnett, William 1886-87

Born 25th June 1864 Mylton, Yorkshire. Son of William Garnett and Elizabeth (nee Thomasson). Lived Backwell Hill House. Corn Mechant. Played in the first match against Bristol in 1889. Director Spillers & Baker, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff. Another Director of Spillers & Baker was William Proctor Baker, the first President of Clifton RFC. Died 6th February 1947 Backwell Hill House, Somerset. Buried St Andrews Church, Backwell, Somerset.

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Garnett, John Harvey 1919-20 Born 1902 Backwell, Somerset. Son of William Garnet and Jane Russell (nee Harvey). Married 14th May 1925 Grace Ethel Olive Robinson at St Andrews Church, Backwell. Fruit Farmer. Died 1978 Windsor, Berkshire.
Garstin, Edward James Hamilton 1907-08 Born 21st November 1881 Aghadovey, Derry, Ireland. Twin brother  William Fitzroy Garstin. Son of Rev. William Fitzroy Garstin, formerly Christ Chuch, Londonderry and rector of Glendoorn, Letterkenny, Donegal. And Catherine Emily Hamilton. Surgeon Royal Navy 1908-1914. In 1811 on HMS Crescent. Retired 1914. Died 4th June 1914 Lagos, Nigeria. Brother Richard Hart Garstin, killed WW2.  
Gayford, Douglas Byron 1921-22 Born 1898 Paddington, London. Son of Walter Henry Gayford, Wine Merchant, and Margaret B, (nee Byron). The Queen's Regiment, Royal Flying Corps & Royal Air Force WW1. Married 1940 Elsie May Hagen in Mosman, New South Wales, Australia. Died 25th December 1983 Sydney, Australia.  
Geach, Hugh William Ambrose Wynniatt Littleton 1912-13 Born 2nd April 1895 St. Agnes, Cornwall. Son of William Littleton Geach, Solicitor, and Eleanor (nee Alcock). Blundells School 1905-1914. Married 1925 Phyllis Marjorie Atwood Beaver in St. George, Hanover Square, Middlesex. Died October 1974 Wimborne Minster, Dorset.
Gee, Verity Gofton Hutton 1919-20 Born 10th July 1901 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Alfred Verity Hutton Gee, Brick and Tile Manufacturer, and Lilian Halsted (nee Weston). Clifton College 1915-1918. RAF. New Zealand. Son, Brian, killed in WW2, Royal New Zealand Navy. Died Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand.  
Gibbon, J. 1911-12 Believed to be John Gibbon. Born 1869 Narbeth, Wales. Accountant. Died 1st May 1942 at 20 Chamberlain Street, Wells, Somerset.  
Gibbs, J. 1896-97    
Gibbs, George Percy Vernon 1912-13 Born 14th August 1894 Clifton, Bristol. Son of George Charles Gibbs and Catherine Davenport (nee ?). Christened 1st November 1894 at St. Paul's Church, Clifton. Cousin of George Herbert and Ronald. Clifton College 1908-1912. Gun Manufacturer. Married 1920 Amy Violet Dowson in Bristol. Divorced 1927. Married 1946 Kathleen B Frost in Penzance, Cornwall. Died 5th September 1965 Bournemouth.
Gibbs, Ronald 1910-11 Born 1891 Bristol. Son of Herbert Wimbledon Gibbs, Gun Manufacturer, and Marion Caroline Rose (nee Ritherdon). Brother of George Herbert. Died 1970 Bristol.  
Gibbs, George Herbert 1909-10 Born 18th December 1888 Redland, Bristol. Son of Herbert Wimbledon Gibbs, and Marion Caroline Rose (nee Ritherdon). Brother of Ronald. Clifton College 1900-1905. Business Italy 1919-1933. Lord Mayor's Sec., Bristol 1934. Father of the Bristol and England player (2 caps) George Anthony Gibbs (born 31st March 1920, died 26th Feb 2001) and the Harlequins and England player (2 caps) Nigel Gibbs (born 24th September 1923). Nigel was also a cricket blue at Oxford and head teacher at Colston's in 1965. Married 12th July 1928 Majorie (nee Lambert). Died 1971 Oxford.  
Gibbs, P.V. 1896-97    
Gibbs, W.L. 1920-21    
Gibbs, W. 1920-21    
Gifford, Ralph Eric 1902-03

Born 11th December 1885 Chard, Somerset. Son of James William Gifford, Lace Manufacturer and Scientist, and Emma (nee Rossiter). Marlborough College 1898-1902. Clare College, Cambridge. Director of family business Messrs. Gifford and Fox, Lace Manufacturers, Chard. Married 1912 Mildred P Ostrehan. Died 13th January 1955 Paintmoor House, Chard, Somerset. Buried St. Mary's Church, Chard.

 
Gilchrist, John Sloan 1920-21 Born 26th February 1901. Son of James Gilchrist, Manufacturer, and Kate (nee ?). Christened 15th May 1901 St. John the Evangelist, Clifton. Clifton College 1915-1918. Lived at 32 Canynge Square. Married 10th April 1948 Susan Mary Press in Leigh Woods, Bristol. His wife was daughter of Clifton player Frederick Press. Died 6th April 1977 Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
Gill, Ernest Walter Brudenell 1905-06 Born 12th August 1883 Fulham, Middlesex. Son of clergyman, Canon Ernest Compton Gill, and Elanor Bessie (nee Shaw). Bristol Grammar School. Christ Church College, Oxford. Married 1921 Mary Beatrice Harriss. OBE 1940. Emeritus Fellow and sometime Domestic Bursar of Merton College, Oxford. Inventor. Died 20th December 1959 Oxford.  
Gillett, J.H. 1920-21  
Gilmore, John Crosby 1872-73 Born 19th May 1855 Bristol. Son of John Gilmore, Master Mariner, and Ellen (nee Keays). Christened 2nd July 1855 Clifton, Bristol. Clifton College 1865-1872. Played rugby for Gloucestershire. Clare College, Cambridge 1873-1878. Married 8th November 1887 Mary Eleanor Hort in Bristol. Solicitor, practised (Gilmore and Lloyd) at Bristol, Radstock and Saltford. Of Market Chambers, Nicholas Street, Bristol, in 1924.
Giles, Walter Rosewell 1907-08 Born 1878 Crewkerne, Somerset. Son of William Giles, Police Superintendant, and Elizabeth (nee ?). Banker. Married Agnes Winifred ?. Lived at Oldland Hall, Longwell Green, Bristol. Master Mason, St. Augustines Lodge 1933. Died 9th June 1955 Frenchay Hospital, Bristol.  
Glasson, Charles James 1880-81 Born 26th November 1863 Bristol. Son of John Glasson, Bonded Warehouse Keeper, and Emma (nee Chapman). Doctor. Surgeon in the P&O Steam Navigation Company. Married 1891 Annie Herbeta H Danvers in Bristol. Died 1921 Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire.  
Godsell, Thomas Kempshorne 1903-04 Born 1885 Painswick, Glos. Son of Thomas Uriah Godsell and Jessie A (nee Veale). Harrow. Brewer. Family business Godsell & Sons Ltd., Salmons Spring Brewery, Stroud. Died 4th August 1926 Nursing Home, Ruthin Castle, Denbughshire.  
Godwin, Arthur Colmer 1902-03

Born 1884 Stoke Bishop, Bristol. Son of James Colthurst Godwin, Iron Merchant, and Emily Josephine (nee ?). Christened 1st September 1884. Private Army Service Corps, 1st Base Mechanical Transport Depot WW1. Found dead on his bed, fully clothed at 6.45am of cardiac failure on 30th October 1916 Rouen, France. Buried Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.

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Goddard, Howard John Wood 1920-21 Born 30th June 1903 Tiverton, Devon. Clifton College 1918-1920. Died 1976 Bristol.
Goldring, Philip Wallace Guest player 1893

Born 15th March 1875 Hornsey, Middlesex. Son of Thomas Wallace Golding, Solictor, and Mary Elizabeth (nee Fowler). Baptised 23rd April 1875 Christ Church, Hornsey, Middlesex. Woking College. Clifton College 1889-1893. Trinity College, Oxford University. Guested for Clifton in 1893. Married 12th September 1896 Linda Eva Salmon at St. Giles, London. Middlesex Rugby 1897-1900. Hong Kong Sanitary Board 1913-1917. RGA WW1. Solicitor Hong Kong. Head of the legal firm of Goldring, Barlow & Morrell, Admitted a Solicitor in 1899, he was a member of the firm of Brutton, Hett & Goldring, until April, 1906, when he started to practise on his own account. Member of the Hongkong Club and the Sports Club, London. Died 1928.

 
Goldsmid, C.G. 1883-84    
Good, Arthur 1888-89 Born 1857 Westbory-on-Trym, Bristol. Son of Nathaniel Good and Emma (nee Penman). Baptised 20th August 1857 Westbury-on-Trym. Greengrocer. Married Elizabeth Bennett. Lived at 2 Elliston Road, Redland, Bristol. Died 24th June 1915 Bristol Royal Infirmary.  
Goodden, Henry Wyndham 1901-02

Born 11th September 1883 Swindon, Wiltshire. Son of Dr. Wyndham C. Goodden, General Medical Practioner. Clifton College 1892-1899. Bristol Royal Infirmary. Doctor. Killed in Action 9th May 1915 Ypres. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

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Goodwyn, Julius Norton 1919-20 Born 1899 Budleigh Salterton, Devon. Son of Julius Henry Goodwyn, Welsh Regiment, and Mildred Kathleen (nee Studley). Married 1928 Marion Edwina Drummond in Chelsea, London. Somerset Light Infantry WW2. Died 1968 Devon.  
Gordon, Thomas Grove 1902-03 Born 13th October 1873 Wincombe Park, Shaftsbury, Dorset. Son of Charles William Gordon, and Alice (nee Grove). Christened 14th December 1873 Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire. Clifton College 1886-1890. Railway surveyor in Canada before the war. Joined 31st Regiment, British Columbia. Horse (Headquarters in Merritt, British Columbia), 15 August 1914; to Lord Strathcona Horse, while at Valcartier; sailed overseas, 7 October 1914; to France, May 1915; wounded 6 August 1915; appointed 2nd Lieutenant, RFC, 2 February 1916; to UK, 16 November 1916; served in No.10 Squadron, 1 June 1916 to 7 November 1917; to No.6 AA Park, 7 November 1917 (Equipment Officer). Married 11th February 1905 Kathleen Peacocke at St Mary-at-the-Tower, Ipswich, Suffolk. OBE 1919. In 1922 was a Squadron Leader in RAF at Lee-on-Solent.  
Gore, R.E. 1911-12    
Gorton, William Frederick 1879-80 Born 1856 Morland, Devon. Son of Rev Robert Gregson Gorton and Emily Georgina (nee Pinhey). New College, Oxford 1874-BA:1870, MA:1882. Teacher. Educational Examiner. Married 16th September 1916 Gladys Constance Barrow at St Peters, Paddington, London. Died 15th February 1941 at 20 Tavistock Road, Bayswater, Surrey.  
Goss, Cecil Rene 1902-03

Born 9th August 1884 Burma. Son of L Allan Goss, Inspector of Schools, Burm, and Marie Leonie (nee ?). Clifton College 1898-1902. Died 4th February 1949 Vancouver, Canada. Buried Edmonton Municipal Cemetery, Alberta, Canada.

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Goss, Edouard Herbert Allan 1896-97

Born 13th June 1877 Rangoon. Clifton College 1889-95. Killed in Action 1st July 1916. Buried in a crater on the Carnoy-Montauban Road. Remains exhumed and reinterred at the Dantzig Alley British Cemetery (VIII.R.4)

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Gough, G.L. 1921-22 Possibly Gerald Salmon Gough. Born 1897 Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Son of Joseph Salmon Gough, Maltster, and Maria (nee Plumpton). Died 20th February 1943 Cambridgeshire.
Gowan, Henry 1921-22 Born 1902 Bristol.  
Grace Jnr, William Gilbert Guest player 1892-1896 Born 6th July 1874. Clifton College 1887-1893. Cambridge Blue at Cricket 1895 and 1896. Played rugby for Northants and East Midlands. Died suddenly on 2nd March 1905.
Graham, Gerald Llewelyn Gore 1884-85

Born 1865 Caerleon, Monmouthshire. Son of Robert Gore Graham, Solicitor, and Mary Elizabeth (nee Jones). Married 1926 Majorie A Neale in Kensington, London. He worked as an an Accountant in a Boot and Shoe Factory (his father was a Director) and then was a Director until 1909 in Graham and Black, Export Merchants and Commission Agents. Died 25th April 1931 Bedford.

 
Grant, Francis Westwood   Born . Son of John Grant and ? of Bearsden, Dumbartonshire. Married Diana Mary Whitfield in 1939.  
Grant, George Alexander Gordon Guest player 1880 Born 1851 Lymington, Hampshire. Lt Com Navy. Married 1874 Maria Louisa Field. Father of Keith. Died 31st January 1932 at Penlee, 10b Downfield Road, Clifton, Bristol. Funeral 3rd February 1932 at Redland Green Chapel, Bristol. Internment in the family vault at Redland Green Chapel.  
Grant, Keith Gordon 1904-05 Born 16th June 1886 Bristol. Son of George Alexander Gordon Grant, Lt Navy, and Maria Louisa (nee Field). Christened 18th July 1886. Christened St Saviour Church, Woolcot Park, Redland, Bristol. Emigrated to Canada. McGill University. Doctor. Married Marjory ?. During WW1, he joined the Canadian Army where he became interested in Anesthesia for facial wounds and was put in charge of a hospital in Montreal, he arrived at Winnipeg Genera! Hospital (Health Sciences Centre) in 1922 where he look charge of Anesthesia for the eye, ear and nose department. Dr. Grant designed and built various aids to anesthesia and was one of the founding members of the Manitoba Anesthetic Society and one of the first full time professional anesthetists in Western Canada. Son Pilot Officer Arthur Gordon, Royal Canadian Air Force kia WW2 12th June 1943. Died 29th April 1978 575 Mcadowood Manor, 577 SI. Anne's Rd, Winnipeg  
Grant, Tudor Clinton 1897-98 Born 1879 Newport, Wales. Son of Higginson Fayle Grant, Banker, and Lucy Jane (nee James). Banker. Brother Disney Fayle Grant killed in WW1. Family related to the Fayles that played for Clifton. Died 2nd April 1923 Claybury, Essex.  
Gray, W.V. 1919-20  
Green, Lionel Frederick Augustus 1919-20 Born 23rd August 1899 Woking, Surrey. Son of Ernest Frederick Green, Bombay Indian Police, and Marian Bessie(nee Godfrey). Baptised 13th Sept 1899 at Christ Church, Woking. Clifton College 1910-1916. 2 brothers and son also attended Clifton College. Lt Royal Flying Corp WW1. Hon Sec OCS Kenya and Uganda Branch. Died 8th October 1966 Limuru, Kenya.
Greene, Alan Douglas 1879-80 Born 15th April 1856 Brandeston, Suffolk. Son of Rev Joseph Greene and Olivia Douglas (nee Johnstone). Clifton College 1870-1876. Exeter College, Oxford. Cricket Blue. Glos CCC. Died 18th June 1928, Arlington House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Buried Tunbridge Wells Cemetery, Kent.
Greening, Laurence Edwin 1909-10 Born 19th August 1891 Bristol. Son of George Edwin Greening, Carpet Agent, and Emily Grace (nee Eley). Clifton College 1907-1908. Bristol University. Civil Engineer. Married Dorothy?. Public Works Department, India. Staff For RE Services, Spec List Empld Staff WW1. Died 1969 Worthing, Sussex.  
Greenslade, Ernest Hain 1897-98 Born 18th December 1876. Son of Ernest Acraman Greenslade and Mary (nee Lunham). Uncle of Arthur and Donald. Clifton College 1887-1890. Boot Manufacturer. Died 25th December 1911 Brislington, Bristol.  
Greenslade, P.A. 1898-99  
Greenslade, Donald Acraman 1913-14 Born 16th February 1895 Bristol. Son of William Acraman Greenslade, Brush Manufacturer, and Eliza Shepley (nee Howarth). Charterhouse School. Brother of Arthur and Nephew of Ernest. Captain 3rd Glos Regt WW1. Capture at Ypres. POW Stralslund and then Dillinge WW1. Died 30th January 1941 7 Colin Road, Paignton, Devon.  
Greenslade, Arthur Acraman 1913-14

Born 1894 Bristol. Son of William Acraman Greenslade, Brush Manufacturer, and Eliza Shepley (nee Howarth). Inventor. Married Mavis Wylde ?. Brother of Donald and nephew of Ernest. City Councillor 1919-21 for Westbury-on-Trym. Home Guard 11th Gloucestershire (City of Bristol) Bn. Died 28th February 1941 from the after effects of pneumonia at Brompton Hospital, Chelsea, London. Buried Canford Cemetery, Bristol.

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Greenwood, G. 1898-99  
Greenwood, H.G. 1903-04  
Greenwood, J.M. 1895-96
Greenwood, R. 1890-91    
Gregory, John Arthur 1948-49 Born 22 June 1923 Sea Mills, Bristol. Son of Arthur Emerson Gregory, 14th Glos Regt. and Ida May (nee Burrows). St. Andrew's College , Dublin and Rydal School. Also played for Blackheath and Bristol. Member of the Great Britain sprint relay quartet, who won a silver medal in the 1948 Olympics. Played rugby for England in 1949. Died 15th December 2003 at Laurel Court Residential Home, Nailsea, near Bristol.
Grey, Sir George Duncan ? Born 29th September 1868 Olney, Bucks. Son of Rev John Temperley Grey and Mary Isabel (nee ?). Bristol Grammar School. Solicitor. Married 14th April 1898 Mary Elizabeth Spence at Christ Church, Norwood. Also played rugby for Weston-super-Mare. Somerset RU Committee. Knighted 1923. Died 14th February 1937 Lea Cottage, New Road, Esher, Surrey.
Gribbell, L.G. 1903-04

Believed to be Leslie Terrell Gribbell. Born 1884 Zanzibar, Africa. Son of William Henry Gribbell, Paymaster-in-Chief  Royal Navy and Jessie Helen (nee McVeagh). United Services College, Westward Ho. Last Captain of the college and recipient of the Gold Medal before the institution was moved. Lived in Argentina. 2ndLt Devonshire Regiment WW1. He was so keen on his work that, unfortunately, he continued to go on with his duties after he had been attacked by measles with the result that double pneumonia set in.  Died 31st March 1916 in hospital in Devonport. Buried 4th April 1916 at Poole (Broadstone) Cemetery. He was accorded a military funeral from the hospital to the railway station, and representatives of the officers together with three buglers, came up from the regiment to pay him the last honours at Broadstone Cemetery. At the conclusion of the service at the graveside the Last Post was sounded. St John’s Memorial Broadstone.

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Gribble, Henry John Carew 1903-04

Born 19th June 1885 Bristol. Son of Henry Ernest Gribble, Solicitor, and Isabel Mary (nee Jones). Nephew of Walter. Clifton College 1899-1903. Solicitor. Lieut. 6th Batt. Devonshire Regiment WW1. Died 26th June 1959 Clifton Court, Bristol.

Gribble, Herbert Willis Reginald 1879-80 Born 23rd December 1860 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Henry Gribble. Brother of Walter. Clifton College 1871-1878. Glos CCC. Married 1908 Ellen Gordon Haynes in Wandsworth, London. Stock Exchange, London. Died 12th June 1943 at Briarwood, 30 Udney Park Road, Teddington, London.
Gribble, Walter Gouldsmith 1872-73 Born 20th April 1855. Son of Henry Gribble, Solicitor, and Sarah (nee Gouldsmith). Brother of Herbert. Uncle of Henry. Christened 29th June 1855 Clifton, Bristol. Clifton College 1868-1872. Solicitor. Died 17th September 1929 New Lodge Clinic, Windsor.
Grier, Henry Monro 1872-73 Born 1855 Portland, Victoria, Australia. Son of Dr Charles Grier and Maria Agnes (nee Christie, took surname Monro when her mother married Henry Monro). Epsom College 1869-1870. In 1871 living at 11 Dowry Square, Clifton. Moved to USA. Died 1937. His cousin, Charles Monro, is recognised as being the 'Father of New Zealand Rugby' having arranged and played in the first game on 14th May 1870 between Nelson Club and Nelson College witnessed by 200 spectators.  
Griffiths, Cuthbert Cyril 1908-09 Born 1889 Bristol. Son of Rev Charles Griffths, and Fannie P (nee ?). Curate at St Werbergh, Bristol 1914-1915. Temporary Chaplain to the Forces (TCF) 1915-19.
Married 15th October 1917 Ruth Gulielma Clara Deane at Brompton Holy Trinity, London.
MC 1918 For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He went forward with stretcher bearers to the captured postion and dressed and removed the wounded.
Though he was blown up by a bursting shell, he continued at his work throughoout the night, setting a fine example of coolness and devotion to duty. Vicar St Johns, Fishponds, Bristol 1919-1921. Vicar St Johns with St Stephens, Reading 1921-1927
Chaplain to the Forces (Reserve of Officers) from 1927. Asst Sec C.C.C.S. 1927-29
Rector at St Leonards on Sea 1939-1947. Canon Chicester Cathedral 1941. Proctor Conventional of Chichester 1945-1955. Married 1958 Shirley Radford widow of Basil Radford. Died 25th September 1965 at Holton Parish Church, Oxfordshire.
 
Griffiths, F.V. 1919-20  
Grosvenor, S.F. played 1877    
Gubbin, D. 1905-06    
Gunn, W.J. 1905-06    
Gunn, William Inghram 1912-13 Born 1885 Acton, London. Son of Ernest Henry Mayo Gunn, Newspaper Manager then a Manager at Imperial Tobacco, and Edith Mary (nee Toms). Mill Hill School, London 1894-1896. Married 1910 May Willan Pattinson in Kensington. 14th Battalion County of London (London Scottish). 10th Somerset Light Infantry WW1. Invalided out after nine months' service.Vice-Chairman of the Imperial Tobacco Company. Great-grandson of H.O.Wills. President Grateful Society 1935. Executive Committee of Imperial Tobacco 1939. Son married daughter of Clifton player Alfred Gardiner. Died 17th July 1946 Abbots Leigh House, Abbots Leigh, Somerset.
Gurney, Russell 1909-10 Born 8th October 1890 Swanage, Dorset. Son of Rev Thomas Alfred Gurney and Anne Henrietta (nee Wilkinson). Baptised 6th November 1890 by his father in Swanage. Clifton College 1903-1908. Started to train to be a Chartered Accountant and then joined the Army. On the Roll of 7th on 17th Aug 1915 and went to France as Lt with 7th Btn C Coy in Sept 1915. Promoted from Tempy Lt to Tempy Capt in Nov 1915. In Aug 1918 awarded Croix de Gurre. Made a Cavalier of the Order of the Crown of Italy in Sept 1918 and Chevalier of Legion d'Honneur (French) in Aug 1919. Awarded the Couronne with Croix de Gurre (Belgian) Jan 1920 when temporary Major.
Adjutant with 1st in from Dec 1923 until Nov 1924 when posted to a Staff appointment in Egypt. Survived Ypres and Mons WW1. Commanding Officer 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment 1937-1938. Commandant of Small Arms School Netheravon 1938-1939. Commanding Officer 17th Brigade 1939. General Staff Officer 1 War Office 1940-1941. Senior Umpire Home Forces 1941. Special Employment, War Office 1941-1942. Director of Personnel Services, War Office 1943-1947. Aide-de-Camp HM the King 1944-1947. Died 1968.
Gurnhill, Geoffrey Delamere 1911-12 Born 1891 East Stockwith, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Son of Rev James Gurnhill and Ellen Delamere (nee Becher). Denstone College, Staffordshire. Selwyn College, Cambridge. Master Clifton College 1919-1924. Schoolmaster, Seacroft School, Skegness. Died 10th September 1958 at Villars, Switzerlands.  
Gwynn, Gronow Gaches 1883-84 Born 20th October 1864 Bristol. Son of John Crowther Gwynn, Solicitor, and Maria (nee Brookes). Brother of William. Clifton College 1876-1878. Solicitor. Deputy Attorney General Supreme Court of British Columbia. Died 28th August 1892 Cape Colony, South Africa.  
Gwynn, William Purnell 1894-95 Born 6th March 1871 Clifton, Bristol. Son of John Crowther Gwynn, Solicitor, and Maria (nee Brookes). Brother of Gronow. Father died when he was 12. Doctor. Lt Col RAMC WW1. Married Harriet Margaret Hutchinson. Died 22nd February 1940 The Pleasant House, Rotherfield Avenue, Bexhill -on-Sea, Sussex.

 

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