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Tuke, Arthur Harrington Seymour (1891-1915)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: Arthur Harrington Seymour Tuke (1891-1915), born 20 June 1891, son of Dr Thomas Seymour Tuke, a doctor at Chiswick Asylum, and Kate Alexandra Griffiths Tuke (nee Hewitt) of Chiswick House.


Attended preparatory school in Egham.


Attended Sherborne School (The Green) September 1904-July 1910; 6th form; Prefect; Head of House; 1st XI cricket team 1910; 1st XV rugby football team 1909. Took part in the 1905 Sherborne Pageant


Attended University College, Oxford.


WW1, 2nd Lieutenant in the Northumberland Fusiliers, 3rd Bn. Went to the Front in March 1915. Wounded April 1915. Killed near Ypres on 7 May 1915, aged 23.


Commemorated at:

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 8 and 12,%20ARTHU...


Church of St Nicholas in Chiswick


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; no.86 Memorial Pew in the School Chapel; The Green roll of honour. Mrs Tuke donated £10 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of her son, 2nd Lt. A.H.S. Tuke.


Obituary for A.H.S. Tuke in 'The Shirburnian', June 1915: 'It seems but yesterday (in reality now over ten years ago) that Seymour Tuke came as a new boy to the Green; and one remembers with what zest he threw himself into all sides of School life. During the six years that he was at Sherborne (1904-1910) he went to the top of the tree in everything: a School Prefect, a member of the XV, a member of the XI, and Head of his House, he left a record behind him of which he might be justly proud. But the bare recital of these achievements cannot tell of his high character and his fine influence. Those who had the privilege of close friendship with him, knew something of what he was in himself, and they remember him as a loyal, consistent friend, always cheerful, always ready to help, always on the side of right; and there is a blank in their lives now that he has gone. But one is proud of him, and of his noble death, and proud, too, of the School that produced such a fine type of English gentleman.'

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