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Terry, John Elliott (1888-1917)

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: John Elliott Terry (1888-1917), born 3 September 1888 at North Finchley, London. Elder son of John Howard Terry and Lucie Terry of Elmcote, Barnet, formerly of Elstree, Hertfordshire.


Siblings: Hubert Clarence Elliott Terry (1890-?).


Spouse: Phyllis Mary Terry (nee Stockings), of Fieldview, Granville Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire. Lived at Cobham, Surrey during the war.


Attended Aldenham School.


Attended Sherborne School (Harper House) January 1904-April 1908; 6th form; Prefect; Head of House; 1st XV rugby football team 1906, 1907 (captain); shooting viii team 1905, 1906, 1907 (captain). Took part in the 1905 Sherborne Pageant


In business in Australia, 1914-1916.


WW1, Lieutenant in the Royal Flying Corps. Died of blood poisoning in a hospital at Rouen on 16 October 1917.


Commemorated at:

St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Officers, B. 5. 18,%20JOHN%...


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Harper House roll of honour.


Obituary, The Shirburnian, December 1917: 'SECOND LIEUT. JOHN ELLIOTT TERRY, an old Shirburnian of Harper House, the elder son of Mr and Mrs John H. Terry, of Elstree, Herts, died in a hospital abroad on the 16th October as a result of wounds received in action. He was head of Harper House, third term, 1907, and he had gained his 1st XI colours in that year, and was captain of the House in 1908. He left Sherborne after the Easter term, 1908, and his brother, H.C. Terry, succeeded him as house captain, and in 1909 he became head of the house.'

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