Edward Pellew Plenty

Date published: 20/11/2014

PLENTY Edward Pellew Jul 6 1897 Newbury – Nov 22 1918 Huntingdon

Major, RAF

1911 Father Edward, manager, builder of steam & oil engines, engineering company ltd., Hill House, Wash Hill, Newbury

Son Edward not found.
2 sisters

Newbury Grammar School Jan 1907 – Dec 1910

(then went to St Paul’s School, London, then Sandhurst RMC)


1908 Jul – Junior Prize for Recitation

Sports Day – 3rd in sack race (Ravenor 2nd)

1909 - South cricket and football (with Buckingham)

1910 Dec – Debating Society – spoke against the motion “Is too much time devoted to Maths?” “Maths is necessary for a commercial career, all our great men have been mathematicians”.
- spoke in favour of Scouting movement. Seconded the motion. “British Empire depends on it. Makes boys hardy, fit, waking up England, fit to meet the trials of after-life.”

1919 Apr – obituary

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Sources:St Bartholomew's School, Newbury

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