REV. CECIL HERBERT SCHOOLING, M.A., C.F. DIED JUNE 21ST, 1917, OF WOUNDS RECEIVED ON JunE 20TH AT DlCKEBUSCH. AGED 32. At the School 1897—1901 (Judde House). The Rev. Cecil Herbert Schooling was the third and youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Schooling, of Holly Dene, Bromley, Kent. His eldest brother, Lionel F. Schooling (J.H. 1895—1900), is a member of the London Stock Exchange, and having formerly belonged to a Territorial Battalion of the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt. was gazetted a Temporary Lieutenant January 1st, 1915, and was employed as Recruiting Officer at Bromley. His son, C. F . Schooling, entered the School (J.H.) in January, 1921. The second son, Capt. Eric Charles Schooling, Royal Warwickshire Regt. (J.H. 1895—1900), one of the heroes of the first Seven Divisions that saved Europe in the first months of the War, was killed at Gheluvelt, in Belgium, on October 31st, 1914. Cecil H. Schooling entered the School in September, 1897, and left from the Modem Fifth, whilst still rather young, at Christmas, 1901, having been in the Cadet Corps. He was in Germany till 1903, when he went up to Pembroke College, Cambridge, and took his B.A. in 1906 and his M.A, in 1910. On leaving Cambridge in 1906 he went to Wells Theological College and was ordained Deacon in 1907 and Priest in 1908. Till 1910 he was curate of the Cathedral Church, Wakefield, and since then had been for six years a curate at Croydon Parish Church. He was gazetted as a Temporary Chaplain to the Forces (4th Class), December 5th, 1916, and was severely wounded on June 20th, and died next day. He was mentioned in the Despatch dated November 7th, 1917. The Deputy Chaplain-General wrote:— "Your son was hit by a fragment from a shell that burst on the far side of the street. Seemingly no one knew that he was touched, for he stopped a lorry and clambered in. He was taken to a field ambulance about two or more miles back, and himself got out and tried to walk into the tent, when he fainted. "His command over himself when so badly wounded and with his wound undressed waa remarkable. There would have been no chance for him, however, even had he been dressed at once. He appears to have behaved in a most gallant manner." At Croydon, as was said in a local paper, " He was beloved by all who knew him as an earnest worker and follower of the teaching to which he had decided to consecrate his life. He was in every sense of the word a manly priest of the Church and won all to him by his cheery nature and his faithful service and his care for others." At a crowded memorial service held in the Parish Church the Vicar in the course of his address said :— " His position as Senior Curate of the Parish Church and as Secretary of the Ruridecanal Conference and other institutions made him widely known in the borough. It was realised by all that he was capable, reliable, hard-working, active and businesslike—what mattered more was that he was a devoted parish priest, beloved by all who knew him, enthusiastic in every good cause. His intense desire to share the hardships and dangers of the men on active service led him to volunteer last summer for active service at the Front. In December he was sent to a hospital in France, where he worked whole-heartedly for some months. Two months ago he was appointed Chaplain to an Infantry Brigade and went straight to the Front. When he got there he found that many of his men came from Croydon and Bromley. He witnessed the great advance at the beginning of June and received his fatal wound on June 20th, dying peacefully early next morning. He had left his billet, a place of comparative if not complete safety, to go out into the road to warn some of his men to take cover, as there was danger abroad, and as he went to do this for his men a shell came, struck him and enabled him to claim a hero's death. He died as he would have wished to die, for his Church and for his country, and it was granted to him for his last moments to be characteristic of his whole life, to serve others and to save others, and so dying he had served his Church and country well"

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Cecil H. Schooling entered the School in September, 1897, and left from the Modem Fifth, whilst still rather young, at Christmas, 1901, having been in the Cadet Corps.