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Pryde, Norman Buchanan Rutherfoord (1907-1942)

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: Norman Buchanan Rutherfoord Pryde (1907-1942), born in the Transvaal, South Africa on 31 January 1907, son of J.B. Pryde and Dora Pryde, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Siblings: Zella and Leslie Pryde.


Attended The Vicarage School, Fenn Street, Amersham.


Attended Sherborne School (Harper House) September 1921-July 1925; 6th form; Prefect; Head of House; XXX Blazer; School Gym Colours (1925); Senior Class Leader with Badge; Sergeant in OTC.


University of Witwatersrand.




WW2, Captain, 3 Field Company, South African Engineers Corps. Mentioned in despatches. Died at Heliopolis on 6 November 1942 from wounds received at the Battle of El Alamein, aged 35.


Commemorated at:

Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt, 3. B. 3,-/


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

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