Dive straight down this research rabbit hole.

Hi all! I’ve finally managed to get the index of students relevant to this project up on here.

Roll of Honour

The first table below is the names of all our students on the College’s Roll of Honour, which can be found in our Annual Reports. They started including this in their first Annual Report during the war period as quite a few alumni enlisted to the war effort straight away.

The table is a digital copy of the student registers showing their student number, name, age upon entry to the College, main instrument, address, parent/responsible body, date of entry, date of leaving and any notes I’ve scraped together from the annual reports and indexes.

Have a look!

Student # Surname Forename Age Instrument Residence Date entered Date left Terms Notes
990 Appleby George Hamilton 19 Violin Hooley Hill 14 April 1910 Midsummer 1914
700 Barker Alfred 14 Violin Bowdon/Oxford Road/Fallowfield 10 October 1904 Midsummer 1911 FRMCM 1934
1038 Barlow Albert 14 Violin Cheshire 13 June 1911 Easter 1916
108 Barratt Tom 16 Violin Altrincham April 1894 July 1897 Performer/Teacher diploma
Barton Bradford
1194 Baxter Victor 16 Singing Wigan 11 November 1913 Easter 1922
870/1066 Blinder Naum 18/22 Violin Odessa/Russia 14 October 1907/03 October 1911 Midsummer 1909/Midsummer 1912 Brodsky sponsored first time. None second.
585 Boyter Tom Jr 18 Piano Failsworth 23 September 1902 Midsummer 1905 Olga Neruda teacher. Teacher diploma.
1272 Chapman Dennis John 17 Organ Eccles, Salford 28 September 1915 Christmas 1920
1277 de Cort Guillaume William 17.5 Violin Belgium 28 September 1915 Midsummer 1916
715 Dunworth Herbert 19 Violin Salford 10 January 1905 Midsummer 1908
1061 Dickin Malcolm 14 Violin Ashton-Under-Lyne 03 October 1911 Lent 1916 Performer/Teacher Class A diploma
1067 Dickinson George Edward 22 Piano Cheshire 03 October 1919 Midsummer 1914 Teacher Class B diploma
995 Dunn William Edward Duckworth 14 Clarinet Old Trafford 04 October 1910 Midsummer 1913 Performer diploma. FRMCM 1930
1119 Elton Percy 22 Organ Blackburn 01 October 1912 Midsummer 1915
923 Gething Stanley 18 Piano Cheshire 01 October 1908 Midsummer 1910 Killed in action
785 Gibbons Samuel Jr 16 Violin Moss Side, Manchester 20 February 1906 Christmas 1908
1043 Grant Alfred 21 Singing Cheshire 02 October 1911 Midsummer 1915
420 Hamer Abram 22 Violin Derbyshire 03 October 1899 Christmas 1900
167 Hatton Edward 26 Violin Moss Side, Manchester January 1895 Christmas 1897 Perfomers/Teachers diploma
1270 Hardie Albert Leonard 16 Organ 28 September 1915 Midsummer 1924
Hayley Stanton
769 Heaton Edward 18 Trumpet Oldham, Manchester 02 October 1905 Midsummer 1907
1008 Holliday Frederick 18 Violin Cheshire 04 October 1910 Midsummer 1913
1023 Holt Samuel 24 Trombone Oldham, Manchester 10 January 1911 Midsummer 1913
Howarth Henry
716 Hoyland Harry 24 Bass trombone Harpurhey/Rusholme 11 January 1905 Christmas 1907
584 Kelly Charles 17 Piano Macclesfield 23 September 1902 July 1909 Performer/Teacher diploma w distinction 1905. FRMCM 1928. Lieutenant
1173 Kimber Willie 20 Singing Nelson 30 September 1913 Midsummer 1915
1080 Lofthouse Charles Thornton 16 Piano Birchdale 11 January 1912 Midsummer 1914 Teacher Class B diploma
706 Martin George Arthur 20 Double Bass Upper Brooke Street, Manchester 29 November 1904 Christmas 1907
1088 Mathieson John Richard 21 Piano Leeds/Salford/Manchester 23 April 1912 Christmas 1915
604 Nasmith George W 14 Violin Heaton Mersey, Manchester 06 January 1903 Midsummer 1907 Captain
1275 Ogden Isaac 22 Piano Wigan 28 September 1915 1916 Left column marks “War”
768/1540 Paersch Otto 17/31 Horn Moss Side, Manchester 1905/06 October 1919 Easter 1907/Christmas 1921 Father was Franz Paersch, Professor of Horn at the RNCM. Otto came back to study after the war on govt. grant. Became Prof of Horn after his father. FRMCM 1944.
1174 Perry Arnold 19 Piano New Moston, Manchester/Cheshire 30 September 1913 Midsummer 1921
338 Poulter Thomas William 20 Violin Moss Side/Chorlton/Gorton 24 January 1898 Midsummer 1903
311 Radcliffe Frank 14 Organ Cheshire 28 September 1897 Midsummer 1902 Performer diploma w distinction
1258 Redfern Joseph Stuart 17 Violin Denton, Manchester 05 January 1915 Midsummer 1925
881 Roberts Arthur 24 Violin Ardwick/Moss Side, Manchester 07 January 1908 Easter 1910
1203 Roberts Charles Leslie 22 Singing Plymouth Grove, Manchester 13 January 1914 Left column marks “2 terms, War”. Captain.
1199 Romer John 19 Violoncello Moss Side, Manchester/Althrincham 14 January 1914 Midsummer 1922
1062 Seal Sydney 13 Piano Oldham, Manchester 03 October 1911 July 1917 Teacher Class A diploma 1916, Perfomer diploma 1917
Shirley James
1232 Shore Joseph 15 Piano Salford 19 September 1914 Midsummer 1921
1264 Sidebotham Joseph James 24 Organ Stockport 20 April 1915 Midsummer 1917 Left column marks “War”
1631 Smith Joseph Earnest 21 Violin Chorlton-On-Medlock, Manchester 20 February 1920 Midsummer 1922
Stansfield Herbert
345 Stewart Arthur 13 Violin Preston 26 April 1898 Easter 1904 Sponsored by RawdenBriggs
1031 Steward Donald H 15 Violoncello Kent 25 April 1911 Easter 1914
887 Taylor Herbert 18 Violoncello Ashton-Under-Lyne 07 January 1908 Easter 1911 Killed in action
1020 Till George 21 Singing Whalley Range, Manchester 06 November 1910 Easter 1913 MC. Lieutenant
1123 Tilsley Frederick John 18 Oboe Eccles, Salford 01 October 1910 Easter 1916
1012 Anderson-Tyrer Frank 18 Piano Accrington 04 October 1910 Midsummer 1914
1185 Turtle John 25 Horn London Road, Manchester 30 September 1913 Easter 1916
1006 Tipping Frank B 14 Violin Crewe, Cheshire 04 October 1910 Lieutenant, Killed in action August 1917. Perfomer diploma with distinction abd Teacher Class A diploma 1915
1188 Walsh James H 24 Singing Bolton 03 October 1913 Left column marks “After 12 terms”
1175 Warburton Harold 18 Violoncello Chorlton-On-Medlock, Manchester 30 September 1913 Easter 1916
693/779 Warburton James Arthur 15/16 Violin Chorlton-On-Medlock, Manchester 4 October 1904/8 January 1906 Midsummer 1905/July 1908
994 Whitaker Charles Warburton 18 Piano Urmston, Manchester 04 October 1910 Midsummer 1913 MC. Killed in action
1295 Whittle Rowland Walter 27 Oboe Liverpool 10 January 1916 Easter 1916
1284 Wild Frederick 22 Organ Heywood, Lancashire 28 September 1915 Mid 1916 Left column marks “War”
1140 Wilson Sydney 18 Violoncello Bradford 09 January 1913 Easter 1915 Killed in action

Lots and lots of stories there! We probably won’t be able to find them all so if you’re curious, pick a name and delve deep!

If you do find anything please do share it with us. We would love to know anything you uncover.

Post-war grant students.

Below is the list of students who came to the RMCM after the war with government grants to study music in return for their efforts in the war.

Now, we know very little about most of these people. In fact, the most we know is what you see below. I’ve noticed some interesting things between a few names, such as when some people seem to live in the same town, of similar age, with the same instrument and enrol in the College at the same time.

Such a couple of chaps are Frank Rowell and George Greenwood living in Bacup and the first two entries below. Perhaps they knew one another? Did they serve together? We don’t know!

So, if you’re interested, again, grab a name and see what you can dig up. As always, we would love to hear about what you find.

Student # Surname Forename Age Instrument Residence Authority Date entered Date left Terms Notes
1488 Rowell Frank 26 Singing Bacup War Pensions 17 June 1919 Mid summer 1920 3 1491 address, age, entry, instrument, terms
1491 Greenwood George 25 Singing Bacup War Pensions 17 June 1919 Mid summer 1920 3 1488 above
1493 McNie Nate 37 Singing Withington/Glossop Local War Pensions 01 October 1919 Mid summer 1922 9
1495 Fagg William 28 Violoncello Manchester Board of Education 01 October 1919 Mid summer 1924 12.5
1496 Halliwell John Sutcliffe 33 Singing and Organ Manchester, Withington Board of Education 01 October 1919 Mid summer 1924 12.5
1498 Fairbother Robert 26 Organ Manchester, Ashton-Under-Lyne Board of Education 01 October 1919 Mid summer 1922 9
1501 Booth Sidney 21 Organ Macclesfield Board of Education 01 October 1919 Mid summer 1922 9
1522 Pashley H. Vincent 23 Violoncello Manchester, Longsight Board of Education 01 October 1919 Mid summer 1922 9
1523 Allen Charles 23 Piano Manchester, Old Trafford Board of Education 01 October 1919 Christmas 1921 7
1526 Bent Stanley 19 Violin Salford Board of Education 01 October 1919 Christmas 13 Terms and date left struck through
1540 Paersch Otto 31 Horn Manchester, Moss Side Board of Education 06 October 1919 Mid summer 1920 3
1551 Davies William Charles James 39 Composition Manchester, Ardwick Labour Exchange 09 October 1919 Christmas 1921 6
1552 Clarke Richard Vickers 29 Piano Manchester, Longsight Labour Exchange 10 October 1919 Christmas 1921 6
1556 Barlow Harold 21 Piano Manchester, Chorlton-on-Medlock Ministry of Labour 12 October 1919 Mid summer 1922 9
1557 Kennedy Alexander 24 Violoncello Liverpool Ministry of Labour 13 October 1919 Mid summer 1922 9
1560 Southworth Frank 23 Violoncello Cheshire Ministry of Labour 23 October 1919 Mid summer 1922 9
1561 Topping James 23 Singing Wigan Ministry of Labour 27 October 1919 Mid summer 1920 3
1562 Elder William 26 Singing Dunfries Ministry of Labour 03 November 1919 Midsummer 1921 6
1565 Paterson Harry 22 Piano Southport Ministry of Labour 12 November 1919 Easter 1923 11
1566 Pate George 22 Violoncello Manchester, Chorlton-on-Medlock Ministry of Labour 12 November 1919 Christmas 1922 10
1567 Boardman James R 31 French Horn Hadfield Board of Education 12 November 1919 Mid summer 1922 9
1568 Cohen Louis 25 Violin Liverpool Board of Education 12 November 1919 Christmas 1921 6
1571 Simmons Joseph 25 Organ Manchester, Old Trafford Board of Education 12 November 1919 Christmas 1922 9
1572 Richardson Philip Edwards 19 Piano Fleetwood Board of Education 12 November 1919 Christmas 1922 11
1574 Peacock Guido Gerald 33 Singing Salford Board of Education 12 November 1919 Mid summer 1920 3
1575 Darckney Arthur William 30 Piano Runcorn Ministry of Labour 02 April 1905 Lent 1920 4.5
1576 Jones Harry Dugarde 20 Violoncello Cheshire Board of Education 17 November 1919 Easter 1921 8 Missing then POW   https://twitter.com/davidbartonmus/status/692319604950077440
1578 Whelan John 21 Organ Manchester, Nr Broughton Board of Education 19 November 1919 Lent 1923 10
1579 Lewis Harold Boraham 24 Piano Manchester, Longsight Board of Education 21 November 1919 Easter 1921 4.5
1580 Seville Norman 30 Flute Salford Board of Education 12 November 1919 Easter 1920 1
1581 Wilkinson Henry Robert 24 Violoncello Cheshire Board of Education 12 November 1919 Christmas 1923 9
1582 Beaham Alfred William 34 Violin Manchester, Nr Broughton Board of Education 12 November 1919 Christmas 1920 1.5
1583 Wray Douglas 21 Singing Liverpool Board of Education 12 November 1919 Mid summer 1920 2.5 1585 1 street apart
1584 Dickenson Arthur 29 Singing Leigh Board of Education 12 November 1919 Mid 1922 6
1585 O’Hare Frederick Joseph 20 Violin Liverpool Board of Education 27 November 1919 Easter 1923 10.5 1583 1 street apart
1586 Norman (Jr) Samuel 21 Violin Manchester/Blackpool Board of Education 28 November 1919 Christmas 1921 6.5
1587 Redfern (Jr) Joseph 33 Oboe Manchester, Moss Side Board of Education 12 November 1919 Christmas 1921 6
1588 Bennett Oliver 23 Violin Southport Board of Education ?12 November 1919 Mid summer 1922 8.5
1589 ?Nloss Norman 36 Violin Leigh Board of Education 12 November 1919 Mid 1920 6
1590 Woods John Charles 25 Violin Blackburn Board of Education 12 November 1919 Mid summer 1920 3
1591 Leighe Albert Winston 19 Piano Manchester, Crumpsall Board of Education 12 November 1919 Mid 1922 10
1592 Cusack John 29 Violin Birkenhead Board of Education 06 January 1920 Christmas 1920 3
1593 Mullineaux Frank 25 Singin Salford Board of Education 06 January 1920 Mid 1923 9
1597 Ainscough Herbert Howlett 21 Violin Wigan Board of Education 06 January 1920 Mid summer 1921 5
1612 Currie Frank 23 French Horn Manchester, Lr Broughton Board of Education 06 January 1920 Christmas 1922 6
1613 Atkinson Joseph 23 Singing Manchester, Openshaw Board of Education 12 January 1920 Christmas 1922 6
1615 Lee Robert W 24 Violin Manchester Board of Education 14 January 1920 Easter 1926 19
1617 Whitcheare Reginald 31 Singing Manchester, Worsley/Chorlton-on-Medlock Board of Education 06 January 1920 Christmas 1921 6
1618 Neilson James 25 Violin Manchester, Chorlton Board of Education 06 January 1920 Christmas 1922 9
1619 Green William E. 20 Piano Stockport Board of Education blank Easter 1925 15
1620 Warrington James W 29 Trumpet Altrincham Board of Education 02 February 1920 Christmas 1921 6
1621 Unsworth/Ainsworth Frederick 32 Piano St. Helens Board of Education 06 January 1920 Christmas 1922 9
1622 Bergstrom Carl J 24 Singing Liverpool Board of Education 06 January 1920 Christmas 1921 6
1629 Fairhurst Alfred 25 Singing Bolton Board of Education 09 January 1920 Christmas 1922 9
1630 Longson George Norman 27 Organ Stockport Board of Education 17 February 1920 Mid summer 1920 2
1631 Smith Joseph Earnest 21 Violin Manchester, Chorlton-on-Medlock Board of Education 20 February 1920 Mid summer 1922 9
1632 Stephens Jeromoe 25 Singing Liverpool Board of Education 20 February 1920 Mid summer 1922 9
1633 Parsons Robert 21 Singing Derbyshire Board of Education 19 February 1920 1923 9
1634 Kenworthy Frank 29 Singing Manchester, Oldham Board of Education 20 February 1920 Easter 1922 6
1636 Critchley John Williams 25 Singing Leigh Board of Education 20 April 1920 Easter 1923 9
1638 Bairstow Silas 28 Violin Manchester, Rusholme Rd Board of Education 20 April 1920 Mid summer 1921 4
1644 Oncken James Martin 23 Singing Southport Board of Education 20 April 1920 Easter 1923 9
1648 Buckley Albert 19 Violin Manchester, Lr Broughton Board of Education 20 April 1920 Easter 1923 9
1649 Holland Arthur 20 Singing Bury Board of Education 20 April 1920 Mid summer 1923 10
1650 Greenall Frederick 29 Piano Wigan Board of Education 20 April 1920 Mid 1921 4
1651 Redfern James 22 Trombone Stockport Board of Education 20 April 1920 Easter 1923 9
1652 Bateson Frederick 22 Piano Bolton/Westhoughton Board of Education 20 April 1920 Mid summer 1923 9
1655 Johnston Andrew 25 Organ Liverpool Board of Education 20 April 1920 Easter 1923 9
1657 Chinley George Eric 23 Singing Halifax Board of Education 20 April 1920 Easter 1923 9 Authority struck through
1660 Parker John Edward 29 Composition Todmorden Board of Education 20 April 1920 Christmas 1923 11
1661 Appleyard John Samuel 34 Singing St Annes on Sea Board of Education 20 April 1920 Easter 1923 6
1662 Ryan Patrick 23 Clarinet Manchester, Longsight/Brookes Bar Board of Education 20 April 1920 Easter 1923 9
1663 Wearing Stephen S 20 Piano Liverpool Board of Education 20 April 1920 Mid summer 1926 16
1664 Jones I. Harold 27 Piano Liverpool Board of Education 20 April 1920 Mid summer 1923 10
1665 Fisher Arthur Jones 29 Piano and allied subjects Edinburgh/Manchester, Oxford Road Board of Education 20 April 1920 Easter 1922 6
1666 Morrison Frederick 33 Composition and allied subjects Birkenhead Board of Education 20 April 1920 Mid summer 1923 9
1668 Saunders Alfred J 26 Singing Liverpool Board of Education 08 June 1920 Mid summer 1922 6.5
1669 Barrett Clifford Morton 21 Violoncello Halifax Board of Education 14 June 1920 Mid summer 1923 9
1670 Faust Maurice 22 Violin Liverpool Board of Education 15 June 1920 Mid summer 1922 5.5
1672 Barlow Walter 28 Organ Manchester, Droylsden Board of Education 28 September 1920 Mid summer 1923 9
1673 Chetham Horace 29 Singing Manchester, Oldham Board of Education 28 September 1920 Mid summer 1922 6
1674 McGuire John 27 1/2 Violoncello Liverpool Board of Education 28 September 1920 Lent 1923 8
1675 Fearnley Reginald 24 Oboe Liverpool Board of Education 28 September 1920 Mid summer 1923 9
1676 Rehe William Edward 21 Piano Manchester, All Saints Board of Education 28 September 1920 Mid summer 1922 6
1677 Rees William John 25 Violin Manchester, Chorlton-cum-Hardy Board of Education 28 September 1920 Christmas 1922 7
1680 Carly Horace 22 Singing Manchester, Longsight Board of Education 28 September 1920 Mid summer 1923 9
1684 Netwon Jack 26 Singing Stockport Board of Education 28 September 1920 Mid summer 1923 9
1686 Fielden Edith S 25 Piano Manchester, Hunt’s Bank Ministry of Labour 28 September 1920 Mid summer 1923 9
1748 Adamson Harold Edward 24 Violin Board of Education 03 March 1921 Mid summer 1923 8

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