Boome, Adrian Henry (1916-1943)

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    Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.

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

    Details: Adrian Henry Boome (1916-1943), born 14 December 1916, son of Brigadier-General Edward Herbert Boome, C.B., C.M.G., formerly of the Indian Army, and of Marguerite May Boome (nee Wharton), of Southbourne, Hampshire, formerly of The White House, Sherborne, Dorset.

    Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.

    Attended Sherborne School (Day boy and Abbeylands) January 1931-July 1934.

    Studied at a London Architectural School.

    Member of the Architectural Association.

    WW2, Gunner in the Royal Artillery. Killed on active service near Ben Gardane, Tunis, Libya on 21 February 1943, aged 26.

    Commemorated at:
    Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya, 8. C. 5. Inscription on his headstone: ‘SAY NOT GOOD NIGHT BUT IN SOME BRIGHTER CLIME BID ME GOOD MORNING',%20ADRI...

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

    Obituary in 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'A.H. Bourne [sic], who was killed in action while serving as a Gunner in the R.A., was the son of a Brigadier-General and Mrs Bourne [sic]. He was at Abbeylands from 1931 to 1934. He left School early to study Architecture.'

    1. Kallais 53 months ago | reply

      Hello Rachel. Thank you so much for putting up this. I am compiling my family tree his mothers name was Marguerite May Wharton who came from East Harling in Norfolk. His father was born in Ridge, Hertfordshire and was in the Indian Army. They had no other children as far as I can tell apart from Adrian.

      The below link provides further info on Adrian:

      I would like to use this when documenting Adrian if that is ok. Currently have it on wikitree. Where I am in the process of creating biographies.

    2. sherborneschoolarchives 53 months ago | reply

      Dear Julia
      I am so pleased you found the information I posted about Adrian Boome and many thanks for the additional information you have provided. I have just added Adrian's date of birth and prep school details. I would be happy for you to reproduce the information on wikitree.

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